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Stuck in Drama

Last week my family got sick.  Really sick. Our one year old had just started his first week at daycare and he managed to bring home a nasty tummy bug which made us all fight over the toilet, sink and the shower.  It was disastrous and not to mention horrible.  It became very clear how we all deal with stressful situations differently. During our own little family meltdown we got stuck in the 'Drama Triangle' The Karpman Drama Triangle states that there are three roles we tend to take when 'Drama' occurs. The first role is the one of the Victim. A role my loving partner took instantly.  And the victim's stance is "Poor me". The victim feels helpless, hopeless, powerless and seems unable to make decisions or solve problems. (I quote: " Why did you only throw up once and I threw up four times? " and " What should I eat or drink? I just don't know ")  Myself, I took the role of the Rescuer. The rescuer's line i