When we speak of genital mutilation in the 21st century we generally refer to the barbaric practice of female circumcision performed in third world countries, and accept male circumcision as the norm in the United States.
We all have different attachment styles, which makes communication in relationships extremely complicated. When it comes to specific attachment styles, one area that can seem extremely confusing is infidelity. No one begins a relationship expecting their partner to cheat. However, people with certain attachment styles may view the idea of infidelity differently.
When parents are faced with the diagnosis of disability at the birth of a child, to manage successfully they must come to terms with the loss of the normal child they had anticipated as well as the accompanying dreams. Discovering that ones child is disabled is indeed as traumatic as experiencing the death of a beloved family member.
Of all the taboo subjects we encounter there is probably none as dramatic as the topic of incest. Often referred to as the silent crime, one out of three girls and one out of six boys will have been abused sexually by their eighteenth birthday, and of those, twenty percent will have experienced an incestuous incident.