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“My boyfriend is always lying to me
“My boyfriend is always lying to me. I never know if I can trust him"
“Is he mentally ill? Should I be more understanding of this or am I right to feel as angry as I do? What’s going on?” Pathological lying is not a mental health disorder in itself but is a symptom...
The Courage to Take up Space
The Courage to Take up Space
One of the devastating costs of living with an emotionally abusive gaslighter is the doubt that seeps in.
The Courage To Be True
The Courage to be True
“Lucy has been in a terrible car accident. She is in the ICU in a coma. Please pray.” It was an email that stopped you dead in your tracks. Fear, horror, dread: my loved one might die. Dear God. The...
What do you do when you feel lonely
What do you do when you feel lonely?
A writer recently asked me this question. What do you, as a therapist, do when you feel lonely? As both writer and therapist, I get where she’s coming from: both professions offer the privilege of independent...
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Contentment and Complacency
Am I complacent here and now? I don’t think I’ve found a hard answer to that. But I am content, even as I strive toward new goals.
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How to Overcome Doubt and Rebuild Trust After Emotional Abuse
One of the devastating costs of living with an emotionally abusive gaslighter is the doubt that seeps in. Even as you recognize the lies, distortions, and insults, the constant drip, drip, drip begins...
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New Beginnings
The beauty of life, I am realizing, is that it is never truly too late for new beginnings.
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