Alexithymia

If You Really Knew Me

On “Back to School Night” at our high school, all of the students’ parents have the opportunity to walk through their child’s school day in their children’s shoes. The parents shuffle from one classroom to another, recreating their child’s full day’s schedule...
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Childhood Adversity

How to Spot Childhood Emotional Neglect in a Loved One

Legions of wonderful people are walking around the planet with no idea that they grew up emotionally neglected.
They give, they care for others, and they try to feel that they belong. Or, sometimes, they simply try to feel anything.
But alas, too often, they come up empty.
They are our neighbors, our friends, our brothers and sisters, our husbands or wives. They are quietly suffering with an invisible ghost...
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