Category Archives: Abuse

Stories Matter

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like to listen to stories. Do you? (OK, I don’t mean long, drawn out, pointless narratives. I mean a story with a beginning, a middle and an end.) I learn from stories and I … Continue reading

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Shame Hurts

John Bradshaw defined shame as the conviction that you–your very existence is a mistake. He once told me that his book, “Healing the Shame that Binds You” was the one that sold the most copies. Shame may be a natural … Continue reading

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Old Trauma, New Problem

Trauma, that you may think was resolved long ago, can still have a surprising impact on your life today. There was a clear demonstration of that problem with a couple I saw recently. They were having “communication problems.” That phrase … Continue reading

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