Reality exists and is always present. Escapism might give another impression, but this is the truth of the matter.
Facing facts is universally human. Anyone who tries to contradict this truism is likely to have ulterior motives, or is basically unprepared for dealing with life.
Is it really a challenge to be honest with the self? Airy fairy insulation or suspension tends to lose potency with the passing of time.
The brass tacks might not be pretty or comforting, but where they lie, there is conscious awareness.
Co-dependency is as, sweet, wholesome and healthy as refined sugar.