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In my blogposts about family metacommunication, one issue I discussed is the tendency of people to change the subject when discussing anything touchy. When a person is afraid to or does not want... Read Full Post
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People who have dealt with those who have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) often wonder why those folks persist in their often infuriating as well as self-destructive... Read Full Post
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An interesting letter appeared in the advice column Dear Abby on 11/30/14:DEAR ABBY: I am a former drama queen and addict now enjoying long-term sobriety, or trying to. What's missing in my life is... Read Full Post
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In 2013, authors Rutherfordand Roose  [American Journal of Psychiatry, 170  (7),  723-733] wrote a paper that discussed the results of a previous study that had found that... Read Full Post
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Half of all profits from this edition of Mr. Berkun's book, Ghost of Our Fathers (Berkum Media, 2014) will be donated to Big Brother Big Sisters of AmericaOur parents, or our primary caretakers when... Read Full Post
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There have not been a lot of studies done looking at how personality problems affect individuals over three generations within a family, and how they may be passed down from one... Read Full Post
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The mental health professions these days seem to want to blame their patients' repetitive problematic or self-destructive behavior on just about anything except what is, in the large majority of... Read Full Post
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  She never mentions the word addictionIn certain companyYes, she tells you she's an orphanAfter you meet her family~ The Black CrowesIn several recent posts (12/27/13, 5/27/14, 10/28/14) I... Read Full Post
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One of the major reasons I became interested in family systems theory, tribalism, family myths, social psychology, and other manifestations of collectivism was because I was noticed a big problem... Read Full Post
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"Taking responsibility for something and self-blame are horses of two entirely different colors. The former is empowering; the latter is paralyzing." ~ John Rosemond, Ph.D."You cannot see red flags... Read Full Post

 
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