"It's astounding that something you went through at such an early stage of your life still has such a potential to be destructive," Glenn Close says in the final episode of Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry's mental health docuseries, The Me You Can't See. "I think that's childhood trauma."
For the actress, it was her upbringing in the religious group, Moral Re-Armament. "From when I was seven to when I was 22, I was in this group called MRA, and it was basically a cult," Close explains. "Everybody spouted the same things and there was a lot of rules, a lot of control… It was really awful."
MRA is founded on the idea of the "Four Absolutes" — absolute honesty, purity, unselfishness and love — and being raised under those extreme beliefs left her family "broken up," Close says. As an adult, she reasons that that trauma has contributed to the dissolution of her three marriages.
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