Archives for Grief and Loss

Anger

Book Review: Columbine

Soon after Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered twelve of their classmates and one of their teachers at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, I bought a second...
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Book Reviews

Hesitation Wounds: A Novel

Who heals the healers? It’s the underlying question in much of medical- and psychiatry-inspired pop culture, from Grey’s Anatomy to Good Will Hunting. We are enamored of the damaged doctor, the...
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Addictions

Recovery from Rejection and Breakups

Because our nervous system is wired to need others, rejection is painful. Romantic rejection especially hurts. Feeling lonely and missing connection share the evolutionary purpose of survival and reproduction....
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General

The Dark Side of Loneliness

Many people, especially codependents, are haunted by inner loneliness. Twenty percent (60 million) of Americans report that loneliness is the source of their suffering. In fact, our emotional reaction...
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Abuse

Chronic Depression and Codependency

Dysthymia, or chronic depression, is a common symptom of codependency; however, many codependents aren’t aware that they’re depressed. Because the symptoms are mild, most people with chronic depression wait...
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