Psychotherapy Insights

Affects of Parental Addiction on Children

Here’s an interesting explanation of how addiction in parents affects children. My hope is that this can be shared with those who are inspired to heal. When it Comes to Parental Addiction: Children are the First Responders Children learn to postpone what they need in order to rescue their parents [in an addictive home]. They […]

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Emotional Sobriety

Here’s a lovely resource I enjoy with a short and sweet description of co-dependence: Emotional Sobriety  by Tian Dayton She describes how some children learn from a young age to take care of parents. Sometimes the children become “small”, in the sense of not attracting attention, or trying to be less visible or needy. They […]

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We Are All Fit for Love

When I stand beside people who are filled with the shame of not being enough, I offer the teachings of self-compassion. MOTHER OF US ALL “Mother-of-us-all prays to free us from our image of perfection to which so much suffering clings. When in the shadowy mind we imagine ourselves imperfectly, praying to be freed from […]

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The Dance of Harmony, Disharmony and Repair

According to Terry Real, author of The New Rules of Marriage, every relationship is an endless dance of harmony, disharmony, and repair. The crunch is the place between disharmony and repair. It’s a space of huge vulnerability. Real writes that most couples lack a mechanism of correction and, instead, use one or more of five […]

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Painful Lessons

Quote from comic Amy Poehler on  painful lessons:

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From Pain Comes Understanding

The wisdom of Kahlil Gibran

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