Invasive Interpersonal Communication
Subjective Boundaries and the Associated Threats of Intrusion (Vol 2; Issue 42).
Just a few days ago, Jane, one of my female patients, felt distressed by a text message sent to her from her romantic partner, John. The nature of the text triggers this week’s missive about unwanted, alien-like mind invasions. John wrote to Jane:
This relationship is causing you too much stress, and you should end it.
Jane felt confused, angry, and ins…