The Past-Present Confusion, Part 1
Parataxic distortion occurs when you react to a present situation as if it were pulled out directly from your personal past.
Parataxic distortion can be associated with any event from a person’s past but the most common source of distortions are negative experiences from a person’s childhood.
A person’s history can be utilized in a variety of ways; however, only a few of these ways are useful in marriage. You have to make sure that you are not using mental filters that distort your use of past experiences.