EMOTIONAL WOUND THESAURUS

BECOMING HOMELESS FOR REASONS OUT OF ONE'S CONTROL



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Emotional wounds will steer a character's behavior, corrupt his worldview, and cause negative traits to form. To understand exactly how this occurs, please read our tutorial for the Wound Thesaurus.

NOTE: We realize that sometimes a wound we profile may have personal meaning, stirring up the past for some of our readers. It is not our intent to create emotional turmoil. Please know that we research each wounding topic carefully to treat it with the utmost respect.
EXAMPLES:
A medical emergency that causes bankruptcy (e.g., due to being unable to obtain insurance)
One’s parent suffering from a mental disorder that causes the whole family to be on the street
Being unable to work due to a physical ailment
A weather disasterthat destroys one’s home
A fire destroying one’s uninsured home or apartment
Fleeing an abusive relationship and having nowhere to go
A tragedy that thrusts one into depression, making it difficult to provide for oneself
Minor life events that push a family living on the edge of poverty over the line (a vehicle breakdown, a fender bender, a trip to the hospital, etc.)

WOUND CATEGORY:
Injustice and Hardship

BASIC NEEDS OFTEN COMPROMISED BY THIS WOUND:
physiological needs, safety and security, love and belonging, esteem and recognition, self-actualization

LIES THAT MAY DEVELOP FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS WOUND:
They're worthless
They should have seen this coming
Survival is their only priority now; dreams are a thing of the past
They'll never get back to where they were before
The system is rigged against people like them
They are what people think of them (lazy, useless, a drain on society, self-indulgent, etc.)
They are the reason their children’s safety and well-being are at stake
They're a terrible parent (if their family is also on the street)

THE CHARACTER MAY FEAR:
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POSSIBLE RESPONSES AND RESULTS:
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POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES THAT MAY RESULT:
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NEGATIVE TRAITS THAT MAY RESULT:
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TRIGGERS THAT MIGHT AGGRAVATE THIS WOUND:
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STEPS TOWARD HEALING:
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OPPORTUNITIES TO FACE OR OVERCOME THIS WOUND:
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