Secret Keeping: Overcoming Hidden Habits and Addictions by John Howard Prin

By John Howard Prin

What do writer James Frey and previous president invoice Clinton have in universal? They have been either mystery keepers, and their secrets and techniques had disastrous results on their careers.

Millions of individuals disguise addictions from their closest family and friends, frequently destroying their lives and the lives of others. This e-book explores tips to holiday the secret-keeping behavior and get the assistance and help had to triumph over dependancy, rebuild vainness, and stay honestly.

The first 1/2 the publication explores the human tendency to maintain secrets and techniques and profiles various mystery keepers from all walks of existence and with quite a lot of addictions. the second one part is helping readers study and comprehend their very own addictions and mystery conserving and provides a transparent, step by step method of therapeutic and restoration. in keeping with the twelve-step application, this publication bargains the way to swap your lifestyles for the higher, someday at a time.

Practical ideas for countering secretive and harmful behaviors starting from smoking to playing to alcoholism, Addictions — to medicinal drugs, alcohol, smoking, playing, consuming, pornography, and intercourse — are thought of to be at epidemic degrees within the usa.

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Peck’s thoughts on the extremes of this phenomenon: Utterly dedicated to preserving their self-image of perfection, [people of the lie] are unceasingly engaged in the effort to maintain the appearance of moral purity. They are acutely sensitive to social norms and what others might think of them. They dress well, go to work on time, pay their taxes, and outwardly seem to live lives that are above reproach. . While they seem to lack any motivation to be good, they intensely desire to appear good.

You’ll see. ” “Woods? ” Dave demanded. ” I pleaded, inching away from her. Dave looked at me, and we both knew the answer. She made it sound like making new friends and going to a new school would be some kind of special adventure. ” I asked. Mom sat there talking on and on about her dream house, about how it would be nestled on a lovely lake miles away from the city, a kind of country manor for all the world to see and admire. She whispered in a dreamy sort of way, “The house will overlook the lake, and you boys will have lots of room to run around in, with wide-open spaces to shoot your BB-guns.

Secret keeping is an act of avoiding the embarrassment of crossing unhealthy boundaries by behaving in ways that violate one ’s values/ethics/morals/spiritual beliefs. Eventually, stigmatizing behavior covered up by secrecy affects one’s character and judgment and can lower one’s resistance to What Are Unhealthy Secrets? 29 the irrational or pathological. The inner, unshared world of the Secret Keeper stifles sanity and free choice, although former Secret Keepers will tell you that while they were active they believed with all sincerity that their secret compulsions enhanced both their sanity and their free choice.

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