What sexual abuse steals from its victims–and how they can get it back

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Young people who are sexually abused by someone they love are through that trauma robbed of something essential that those never so betrayed keep intact with them throughout their lives: their ability to trust in themselves to know when they are safe and when they are not. The lesson abused kids learn is that in [Read More...]

Tell me/us about your weather

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What’s going on with the weather where you live? [Read more...]

The mother we never had

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If your mother’s unhappiness—her pain, her dysfunction, her drama—was more precious to her than you could ever be. [Read more...]

Your abuser can’t know himself like you know him

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This is for anyone in an abusive relationship. [Read more...]

Yoga pants in public

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Walking to our car after our yoga class last night my wife and I were chatting about her wearing her yoga pants in public. [Read more...]

Pornography and who we really are

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Lots of people get hurt when you drop a coin into the coffers of the producers of online porn by visiting their websites. And in the very now of that moment, not least amongst those people getting hurt is you. [Read more...]

What no one can forgive

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Find yourself unable to finally and completely forgive a terrible transgression against you–to “just let it go”? This is for you. [Read more...]

The truth about dead people

A few people have asked me (some kindly, some … not so much) how I reconcile my kind and loving thoughts about my dad after he died (i.e., My Dad Died Today), with the sometimes less warm feelings about him that I expressed before he went to that big Dad lounge-chair in the sky. [Read more...]

If your Father’s Day isn’t quite so happy

People always say that life is short. And in most ways it certainly is. But in one key way it’s long. And that way is relative to how, over the course of one’s life, one’s feeling about one’s parents inevitably change. [Read more...]

Recognizing When Your Elderly Parent Has Dementia

The other day this comment appeared on my post 15 Ways to Stay Sane Caring for an Elderly Parent: [Read more...]


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