Most of us live with some amount of disappointment, anger or sadness related to our relationship with our parents.
The standard advice for avoiding conflict during family get togethers is to avoid discussions about religion or politics, but it’s not always that simple.
But when these types of situations come up over and over again, I have to believe that this is a systemic problem and that ONLY holding the individual responsible will not solve it.
Dr. Slater reveals that she, herself, had been a patient in this same hospital, five times.
While PTSD is becoming more recognized and treated, within the military, men experience trauma in a variety of other contexts.
Redirect discussions about the ‘rightness’ or ‘wrongness’ of your limitation. You are communicating your preference, not making universal moral judgements on them and are not asking for opinions on your request.
If you love someone who seems to be randomly explosive, it can feel like you’re loving volcano.
Boundaries communicate to others, the kind of behaviour you are okay with and not okay with, in a firm, assertive way.
Forgiveness is not about excusing a behaviour, ignoring the impact of someones words or actions, or about pretending that everything is fine.
But if we start with the assumption that humans are rational creatures whose primary concern is their own survival, then we need to assume that people made decisions regarding their behaviors and substance use for a reason. Sometimes, for a very good reason.