In the new film Inception’s http://www.scriptphd.com/?p=2221 opening monologue ,Leonardo DiCaprio’s protagonist, Dom Cobb, posits that the most-dangerous and resilient virus on the planet is a single idea. A sibling ” I Hate You” story is a virus the can infect your mind, your whole family and generations of kin. Do you have a blood- sibling, half -sibling or step-sibling “I Hate You” story?
Let’s look at some red flags to this sibling and family virus.
The first red flag which points to an “I Hate You” story is that you repeat this brother or sister story over and over. You may , like DiCaprio’s character in Inception, keep repeating it in your mind or aloud to others . Perhaps a parent or another sibling then repeats the story, like a spreading virus , causing you to think about the events again and again. The “I Hate You” story has infected your mind then your whole family.
If you recount the same bitter, sibling tale time and time again, you do not have a memory disorder. All your memories are right there in your brain, but some of them are very miserable recollections.
Research tells us that siblings who are quite angry with another sibling and have intense critical feelings about them usually have a deep fixation on their relationship, like DiCaprio’s character has with his dead , dreamed wife. This is the first red flag to an “ I Hate You Story”.