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3 Ways People Weaponize the Term ‘Self-Sabotage’

Self-sabotage was a term I heard frequently at the beginning of my mental health journey. I heard it from health care professionals, family and anyone who felt the need to weigh in on my struggles.

I learned early on that the term “self-sabotage” was being used by some as an insult, a judgment. It was used to describe a deliberate act.

An act that was completely under your control. An act that you chose to inflict upon yourself. It was used to describe a character flaw, a defect, but still intentional.

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