When Fact & Reality Do Not Matter

Irrational reactions to cognitive dissonance & how to handle them

person screaming in frustration
Images from Freepik and Canva to create a photo by Rachel Adams

Growing up and even getting into adulthood, I saw people who got uncomfortable with “spilled tea” or “hidden truths” that had happened. I began to notice a pattern.

There were particular responses to being forced to face reality or having to admit something that made them…



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Rachel D Adams

Rachel D Adams

(she/her/pan) I’m not to be mistaken for a well-behaved woman. I’m an ally, amateur photog, content creator, novelist, empty nester, traveler, wife, & friend.