Emotional Abuse In The Mormon Church

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I had been pondering this question for a while “how will my parents react when I tell them that I have decided to join the LDS church? The worst part of it all is that I didn’t ask permission to start speaking with the missionaries in the first place.” I was literally weighed down by fear as I crossed the threshold of my parent’s front door that evening. “I made this decision and I am willing to deal with the consequences,” I thought to myself. Somehow the brightly colored walls of the living room seemed dull. I walked toward my mom; as she turned around I felt her sharp eyes focus on mine. “I’m getting baptized in the Mormon Church,” I said timidly. I will never forget those words that came next. She looked at me with steely eyes and said, “you are, are you?” This woman, who had once been my mother, now looked like a stranger as she explained to …show more content…
Talking about rejection and abandonment Garbarino et al. “terms the category simply rejecting, noting behaviors such as defining the child as a failure and refusing to acknowledge the child 's accomplishments” As cited in (Smullens,2010, p. 116). “A lot of the time in this type of situation when a child voices an opinion that is contrary to their care takers the caretaker then stops displaying love toward the child. This causes the child to feel isolated and terrified to think independently” (IBD). Many people feel as though enmeshment and abandonment are the same and they are except for a few major differences. First both categories have to a lot to do with being neglected and a lack of much need love. However, the big difference is that when one has experienced enmeshment or severe neglect they are unable to find comfort in any relationship usually with family or friends. This is different from abandonment because when I child suffers from this type abuse they often feel comforted by family members or friends

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