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Coping Strategies

When Trauma was King: 3 Ways to Miss It


When I'm treating patients for depression and anxiety I of course take a thorough history. What is often missed is long-ago trauma that has been repressed and buried. Traumatic memories can re-surfaces in the middle phases of therapy when trust is well-established. No news here. But the news is that trauma lives in the body (The Body Keeps the Score) so when we go back to revisit it, the therapist must go slow to...
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So, Your Partner is Hooked on Porn?

A few months ago, I posted a blog on another site about what it’s like to be a sex/porn addict. Some of the feedback I got was from women who were angry that I’d displayed empathy for sex/porn addicts (betrayers) while ignoring the pain experienced by them, the cheated-on, painfully betrayed partners. For purposes of that blog, those comments were on target; I was focused on addicts, not their betrayed partners. In real life and...
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