In this week’s reblog post, Paula Newman writes about scapegoating and what this means.
A scapegoat is the one who gets in trouble and distracts from the real problems. It hides, for example, a parents’ relationship problems, by putting all the problematic stuff on one of the children in the family.
I could really relate to what Paula was talking about, and can remember a few incidents where either myself or people close to me where scapegoated. It doesn’t feel very nice at all!
Leaving or seeking counselling are a couple of suggestions Paula makes to escape these kinds of situations.