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Abuse

Have We Lost Touch?

Teachers aren’t allowed to hug students. Often, students aren’t allowed to touch each other, either. Parents see their kids only in the mornings and evenings, and on weekends. We...
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Making Room for Gray

Beads of sweat rolled down Randy’s brow as he waited for someone to pick up his call.
 “Hello! Sexual assault victim hotline. How can I help you?” “I am...
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Sons of Narcissistic Fathers

Sons of narcissistic fathers are driven by lack of confidence. Raised by a self-centered, competitive, arrogant father, they feel like they can never measure up or be enough to...
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Bad Therapists

You go to a psychotherapist in private practice. You are broken, vulnerable, depressed, anxious, grief-stricken, traumatized, anxious. You need to believe the person on the other side of the...
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Trauma and Codependency

You can make significant strides in overcoming codependency by developing new attitudes, skills, and behavior. But deeper recovery may involve healing trauma that usually began in childhood. Trauma can...
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Why Do Abused Victims Stay?

It can be difficult for many people to understand why a person would stay in an abusive relationship, but there are many reasons. Strong emotional and psychological forces keep...
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The Buddha & The Borderline

The Buddha & The Borderline, by writer, artist and advocate Kiera Van Gelder, exposes a regularly hushed-up topic: borderline personality disorder (BPD). BPD is shrouded in stigma. There’s little...
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Raising Assertive Kids

Assertiveness isn’t necessarily innate. While it might come naturally to some people, it’s largely a skill — and an important one at that for both adults and kids. According...
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Marital Rape

As an advice columnist, I receive too many letters like these (names have been changed): Anna is a woman in her 40s. She has been in a conflicted marriage...
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