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Growing up I thought if I loved my Dad enough by being the perfect he would stop drinking and yelling. When I married, I thought if I loved my husband enough by being the perfect wife he would stop drinking, drugging and carousing. But it wasn’t until my second marriage I finally understood it was love ...Read More
How much are you willing to lose?
It has long been warned “the road to hell is paved with good intentions” and perhaps the same can be said to people who try in earnest to connect problem gamblers to much needed resources. Those who work closely with this group through therapy, support groups, or personal associations know that relapse ...Read More
Addiction: Few Offer Concrete Proposals on Campaign Trail
Many presidential candidates are talking about addiction, but few are offering concrete proposals to combat it, The Boston Globe reports.
Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and Chris Christie regularly speak of addiction struggles among family members.
“For those candidates to say they have these personal stories — fine, we all have these stories. Tell me what you’re going to do. You’re not running to be storyteller-in-chief,” said Patrick Kennedy, a former U.S. representative from Rhode Island who has a ...Read More
Most people derive happiness based on what happens that day. If they get a massage, a new client or a raise at work, or their child or grandchild gets a prize they’ll be happy. Conversely, if they lose at tennis, lose a client or a possible promotion at work, or their child or grandchild gets sick they’ll be unhappy. Said differently, their happiness is a ...Read More
Looking back, the signs were there, she realizes now. The extreme bursts of energy and creativity, the sudden low moods, the sleep problems, the sensitivity to sounds and light, even the infidelities. But at the time, all that seemed clear to Sheila Hamilton was that her brilliant and passionate husband, David, the father of her child, was becoming someone she no longer recognized.
It was a transformation that would not be explained until almost a decade into their marriage, when he was diagnosed with bipolar ...Read More
Bobbe McGinley MA, MBA, CADAC, LISAC, NCGC II, is a nationally known speaker, author, presenter and trainer.
Alan Cohen is the author of many inspirational books.