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Emancipate Your Mind: 063: Triangulation with The Golden Child

The family scapegoat and golden child roles are two sides of the same coin, and neither role has to do with the merit of the child themselves. It all has to do with how the parent sees themselves.

In this episode, we explore what traits the golden child may have in adulthood, the benefits and struggles that come with that, as well as how they are pitted against the scapegoat to provide the emotionally immature parent a supply of attention.

We also explore how high demand religion influences family systems that employ this scapegoat/golden child dynamic and how to begin shedding these roles if they no longer serve us.

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  1. Can I just clarify what the trinity is. The trinity is 3 persons in 1 God. Those 3 persons are distinct from each other. The Father is only the Father. The Son is only the Son and the Holy Spirit is only the Holy Spirit. They are 3 distinct persons in one God, one being. And as you described the LDS belief in the Godhead as each personage in the Godhead is also described as each a “being”. So the LDS version believes in 3 seperate beings where as the trinity believes in only one “being”, one God.

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