Psychology

Men shackled by emotional and cultural barriers

Men shackled by emotional and cultural barriers

By on Aug 4, 2017 in Psychology

Reading Michael Short’s recent recollection that he suppressed the memory of childhood sexual abuse for more than 35 years, and the disclosures of similar experiences Michael’s writing prompted in others, led me to wonder – why does this happen? Why are such pivotal memories wiped from the blackboard of our conscious awareness and then later recalled due to a triggering event?

And why is this a common experience, particularly for men?

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