NZ Herald: The double bind


I can still vividly recall the searing sense of perplexed injustice, and lack of power, when my older cousin, aged 6, told me one Christmas, as I looked hopefully at his box of chocolates, “Ask, don’t get; don’t ask, don’t want”.

Most of us have times when we find ourselves in what feels like the most impossible of situations, and as the saying goes, you can be “damned if you do and damned if you don’t”. It starts early.

There are the stomach churning decisions we have to make when we choose between two alternatives: career or travel, saving or purchase, this relationship or that, risk or no risk. All part of life, but at times so very hard.

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