Category: Family Issues

Dec 29 2016

Healing Family Relationships: 5 Learnings To Help You

Healing Family Relationships: 5 Learnings To Help You – Vol. 394, Dec. 29, 2016 I come from a family not too different from yours perhaps, where misquoted statements from others, judgments lead from never speaking directly about past hurtful events, and general misunderstandings have over taken any sense of trust, resulting in a loss of …

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Apr 07 2016

Do You Really Care If Your Family Goes To Your Funeral?

Do You Really Care If Your Family Goes To Your Funeral? -Vol. 356, April 7, 2016  A couple of weeks ago, my mother-in-law passed away. She died from cancer, after it showed up a second time. I knew when my ex, her son, told me that she had fallen down and couldn’t get up, a …

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Nov 05 2015

The One Thing That Matters More Than Anything Else

  The One Thing That Matters More Than Anything Else – Vol. 333, November 5, 2015 These last few months have been very difficult for me, more than I ever really noted for one simple reason. My ex-mother-in-law who still considers me her daughter-in-law even though her son is no longer married to me (though we …

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Oct 08 2015

Addiction & Eating Disorders Are A Family Deal

Addiction & Eating Disorders Are A Family Deal – Vol. 329, October 8, 2015 –  I had the privilege of attending a seminar given by Kenneth Perlmutter, Ph.D. founder of the Family Recovery Institute. When the treatment focuses on the addicted or eating disordered as “the problem” that needs fixing, we are speaking about patient centered …

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Jul 30 2015

You Have Your Own Self-Determination If You Choose

 You Have Your Own Self-Determination If You Choose – Vol. 320, July 30 Many people would love to blame their parents for the difficulties that they have experienced in life. However, it is clear from research that has been done over the years that twins separated at birth growing up in very different circumstances economically speaking, …

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Mar 05 2015

What Do I Do If I Have Been Raped? (Part 3 of 3)

  What Do I Do If I Have Been Raped? – Vol.300, March 5, 2015 Unfortunately one in four women will be raped during their lifetimes. Male victims make up 10% of all rapes so it is a fairly common problem in our society, sadly. Unfortunately, I too have been victimized in this way going …

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Feb 19 2015

What Do I Do If My Lover Has Been Raped? (Both for men and women survivors) (Part 1 of 3)

 What Do I Do If My Lover Has Been Raped? (Both for men and women survivors) – Vol. 298, February 19, 2015 There is a very big difference between mutually consensual sex and being raped. Rape uses sex as a vehicle for gaining power and control with force, fear, or violence, making the survivor fearful for …

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