not accepting the ego-threatening truth; one of the players is telling the other that the quarterback had broken his leg.
her father died a few weeks ago.
Pushing thoughts out of conscious; the brown haired girl is asking the blonde girl why she had broken up with her boyfriend and the blonde haired girl is pretending that she doesn't know who her ex boyfriend is.
ugh, I guess everything happens for a reason
I cant, I have homework to do!!
redirecting one's feelings toward another person or object; during that day the dog trashed the house and the dad was really mad and decided to take his anger out on his daughter and made his daughter upset.
earlier that day her boyfriend broke up with her
expressing the opposite of how one truly feels; the daughter is very upset because her boyfriend broke up with her and her mom is seeing if she's okay and she's really not but she is saying she's fine.
are you okay honey?
coming up with a beneficial result of an undesirable occurrence; a few weeks ago the girls dad passed away and she's trying to have a positive out look on the situation.
undertaking an academic, unemotional study of topic; she's deciding to do homework instead of going out with her friend.