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Dealing with Divorce

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Chris and Gwyneth have been together for ten years, but recently they have hit a rough patch. Gwyneth files for divorce, and Chris is devastated because he is still in love with her.

A few weeks later, Chris is talking to his friend Jimmy, who asks him about his pending divorce. Chris says, 'I am sure that Gwyneth still loves me and we will work this out.'

Chris is using what defense mechanism to deal with his divorce?

A

Projection

B

Reaction formation

C

Repression

D

Denial

E

Displacement