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Why is reinterpreting past experiences considered a negative thing?

Posted by Perry on October 22, 2007 at 14:20:38

In Reply to: Re: This is what really yanked my chain posted by CB on October 19, 2007 at 17:33:56:

What I don't get is that people like Shepherd talk negatively about reinterpreting past experiences as if that is a bad thing.

If someone, regardless of age and because of thought control, indoctrination, psychological manipulation, spiritual abuse, etc., interprets an experience as a positive thing even though it has severely negative consequences (pick any Family doctrine, e.g., One Wife that broke up families both in and out of the cult), then isn't it only right that when they finally come to their senses that they reinterpret that experience as an extremely negative, harmful one? In my opinion, that is a positive development for that person's recovery, not a negative one, as Shepherd and others seem to suggest.