As we continue to discuss Isabelle Taube’s article for Psychologies Magazine we are moving away how the media affects issues of body image for woman and into a more complex and difficult subject–family.
In an effort to see ourselves differently, we usually have to begin with the lens through which we view ourselves. If that lens is cracked or even completely wrong, then the image that we have come to identify as ours will not be based in reality at all.
While the truth is necessary for our forward movement it also hurts. For many of us, our relationships with our mothers need the most truth and are also the source of most our pain in life particularly if there is abuse. Applying truth, boundaries, and learning to stand our ground can be especially helpful as we grieve our losses in close family relationships.