Health & Fitness:Mental Health
Ep. 8: Emotional (Dis)Honesty and Relational Responsibility
In Existential Analysis, we recognize that telling the truth at all costs could be an act of violence, as it holds the power to be extremely wounding if the other person lacks the capacity to receive it and hold it. There is an ethical dilemma that presents itself as we assess what to reveal emotionally and what may be too overwhelming. This speaks to the importance of open dialogue with oneself, the other person, and the context to determine what would be the most relationally responsible emotional disclosure. The hosts offer practical ways of entering into authentic emotional engagement with self and the other.
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