Source: Denial

Denial is to decide something didn’t happen.   Sometimes a person doesn’t even know they are in denial.  This can often lead to various problems.  Denial being the underlying cause.   It can be difficult to find out and confront personal denial.  At the same time it is part of a person survival skills.   To face something may be to much to handle.  The denial process kicks in automatically.  This is why a person may not even know about their denial.