Denial is a Form of Hope

We forget that denial is also a form of hope.  We use this as a coping mechanism to seek catharsis when life gets hard.  If we didn’t have hope, we wouldn’t use wonderful-terrible techniques like pushing away the people we love, not letting them know when we’re going through something difficult, and changing the subject when they bring up something painful.  The presence of denial is, in a sense, hope that there’s a unicorn. 

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