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what does emotional responsibility mean to you?
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[User Picture]From: aslant
2015-09-10 04:23 pm (UTC)
I think I believe in emotional sovereignty more than responsibility, though maybe if I keep going it's similar to what you're thinking? I believe that my emotions are mine, and I take responsibility for how they affect me, and how they affect others, and I don't ask others to take responsibility for fixing my emotions. My mother did that a lot and I think it is very abusive -- to claim another person could fix her own emotional turmoil is a classic emotional manipulation technique; keeps the person guessing and trying to fix you, when in fact there is no way to "fix" someone's emotions.
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