Have you heard of the term “ataxophobia” before? It means “without order”.
I experienced this, and to the point that it almost caused me to end my marriage. Many people that have a fear of disorder may find shows like Marie Kondo’s to instill a feeling of relief, to see everything in order. However, is this causing unrealistic expectations on families and relationships?
I am absolutely delighted to have had the opportunity to write about my personal experience with ataxophobia in Salon. This article is entitled: Thanks, Marie Kondo: How fear of disorder nearly ended my marriage.
In this article, you are going to learn:
- My personal story and childhood trauma leading to ataxophobia
- How unrealistic expectations cause turmoil in relationships
- The inner work needed to heal my fear of disorder
If you resonate with any of this, fear of disorder, or even know you have childhood trauma, it is okay to seek professional help to work through it. One of my favorite resources for finding an EMDR therapist (I mention this type of therapy in the article) is psychologytoday.com.
I hope you gain a sense of understanding for yourself and or your partner after reading my own experiences with this.
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