Israel And The Cycle of Abuse

Matthew Gindin
5 min readApr 7, 2023

What happens when a horribly abused child grows up?

In many cases, a war rages within the child over how to relate to the world around it. With trust and hope? With self-protective manipulation? With magical thinking? By erecting a psychic fortess? By going to war? Each of these strategies is a different voice within the child, and they can fight amongst themselves for a long time, sometimes for a lifetime.

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