Dealing With False Memory – 21

When one confronts a victim of false memory the only option is to walk away.   To dare to challenge, to try to prove the memory is false  will only provoke repetition and belligerence.

The question of course;  is How do you know this is a false memory?

When someone you barely know begins to spill their deepest secrets a trumpet should go off.  Why are they revealing these secrets?   Why do they want you to know?

Here you are, sitting in a club.   Up comes someone you don’t know.  Within minutes you, a stranger, are being told how s/he was sexually abused by….

The first thing, (although rather rude) is why should you care?    Why were you chosen to be this receptacle? You may never see this person again, nor want to.   You have no connection to whatever happened. 


You are being told because to survive, a false memory needs to  be repeated over and over again to cement it in the history.

The fact a stranger is sharing the most secret and painful aspects of themselves is the evidence it is false memory.


What do you think?


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    • The main producers are psycho-therapists.

      The British, Canadian and American professional psychiatric organisations have warned their members to be very careful in ‘sudden adult memories of childhood abuse’.

      The problem is caused usually by psychologists; persons without medical degrees who do not take medical histories.

      The major warning is to ‘suddenly’ remember something and then feel the need to inform others. This need to inform others is a twisted kind of ‘confirmation’ of something that never happened by creating ‘witnesses’.

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