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Archives for March, 2013

Addiction Recovery

Who “Taught” You How to Behave in Your Adult Relationships?

It is so important to understand that how we react to emotional stimuli in the present moment is very much influenced by where we travel back to in our feeling-memories. How we cope (or do not cope) as adults with any given situation will also depend on the tools we have developed along our journeys.

Over the last few weeks we have been blogging about the important role our past experiences have played in the evolution...
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Addiction Recovery

A Romance Needs Truth

When we are beginning a new relationship or attempting to rebuild a shattered one, we tend to wear our best face. As our romance progresses, we begin to reveal more and more of our inner selves. We reveal more of the good and the bad as we express our thoughts, beliefs, and judgments to each other.
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General

When I Grow Up…

How many nights, as a child, did you lie in bed listening to the eruptions of your parents’ dysfunctional relationship, and swear to yourself that when you grew up, you would never allow yourself to be caught in the same tumultuous life? Maybe you’d never even get married. But time passed and the childhood terror faded. Suddenly you found yourself in a mirroring replica of your own childhood all over...
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