Taboo and the Theory of Voldemort

Taboo and the Theory of Voldemort

We all have antagonists in our stories. Naysayers. The other woman (or man). Perpetrators of abuse.

We notice that these antagonists very seldom have names; rather, they’re referred to as “him”, “her”, “that woman/man”, “the babysitter” (or other qualifying descriptor). I ask clients the names of these antagonistic characters, and often face resistance to get an actual name.

Which leads us to the Theory of Voldemort:

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