Tolerance isn’t always healthy

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If you’ve had a complicated childhood chances are you’ve been told you’re too sensitive. Maybe you’ve been called a worry wart, a crybaby, impossible, annoying or been told, “I’ll give you something to cry about!” You may have learned how to swallow your hiccoughing tears, ignore your terror. Maybe even now as an adult you […]

Gimme Gimme Gimme

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I have been thinking lately about scarcity and how it drives hunger.

Bad Mouthing Your Parents

Sometimes when we start talking about family patterns of dysfunction, people start getting nervous. They’re afraid to bad mouth their parents, even in private, even to a single person bound to confidentially legally and ethically.

Uniting in Negativity

In dysfunctional families parents want to keep the children small to keep them safe or so they can continue to feel powerful.