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Thank You John Bradshaw

“Each family system has several categories of rules. There are rules about celebrating and socializing, rules about touching and sexuality, rules about sickness and proper health care, rules about vacations and vocations, rules about household maintenance and the spending of money. Perhaps the most important rules are about feelings, interpersonal communication and parenting. Toxic shame is consciously transferred by means of shaming rules. In shame-based families, the rules consciously shame all the members. Generally, however, the children receive the major brunt of the shame. Power is a cover-up for shame. Power is frequently hierarchical.”

― John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You

via John Bradshaw Quotes (Author of Healing the Shame that Binds You).

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One comment on “Thank You John Bradshaw

  1. mrsabbyj
    June 16, 2015

    Reblogged this on mgwebbuddy.

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