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A Tool To Help Family Members Of Victims In DenialDenial Denial is a refusal or unwillingness to accept something or to accept reality. Refusal to admit the truth or reality of something, refusal to acknowledge something unpleasant; And as a term of Psychology: denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality. To See The Truth
We had been asked several times if we have something that family members could share with a victim in complete denialDenial Denial is a refusal or unwillingness to accept something or to accept reality. Refusal to admit the truth or reality of something, refusal to acknowledge something unpleasant; And as a term of Psychology: denial is a defense mechanism in which confrontation with a personal problem or with reality is avoided by denying the existence of the problem or reality..
We have our Family Intervention Guide and this has helped many, but some victims cling so tightly to their fantasy that they are truly willing to forsake all family and friends in favor of their imaginary relationship. Even showing them proof that the photos are stolen, and the language is that of a scammerScammer A Scammer or Fraudster is someone that engages in deception to obtain money or achieve another objective. They are criminals that attempt to deceive a victim into sending more or performing some other activity that benefits the scammer. if not enough.
However, it was suggested that we put in terms that present what is truly being lost.
Here Is A Letter We Wrote To Help You Express Your Feelings With Your Family Member In Denial
We suggest you save and print this for them, even sign your name and have other family members sign it as well.
For Your Family Member:
Please Note: You have our permission to download and print this letter to help you express your feelings to your family member in denial, but not to publish, post, or disseminate this in any other way.
We would appreciate your feedback and if this helped you breakthrough the mania surrounding their scamScam A Scam is a confidence trick - a crime - is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their trust through deception. Scams or confidence tricks exploit victims using their credulity, naïveté, compassion, vanity, irresponsibility, or greed and exploiting that. Researchers have defined confidence tricks as "a distinctive species of fraudulent conduct ... intending to further voluntary exchanges that are not mutually beneficial", as they "benefit con operators ('con men' - criminals) at the expense of their victims (the 'marks')". A scam is a crime even if no money was lost..
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