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1. When a person reaches out for help, there is something ruining their life to some degree. Anything that a person feels is interfering with their ability to live a happy and fulfilled life is a ruin. In this case, ‘ruin’ is used as a noun.

An auditor is always interested in a preclear’s ruins. Addressing these areas can bring about vast, positive changes in a person’s life. However, it’s not the auditor’s place to tell a person what their ruin is.

Examples of Ruins:

Elaine tends to get into relationships with men who demean her. No matter how hard she tried to find a better person to connect with, she keeps finding herself in relationships where she feels devalued and has no self-esteem.

Alex is in his 30’s but still lives with his mom. He really wants to get out and create his own life, but he just can’t seem to do it.

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