Dysfunctional Families

Dysfunctional Families

Are you a closeted member of a dysfunctional family?  If so, it’s time to “come out” and be counted; you are far from alone.  Over time I’ve heard about every variety of family unhealthiness: ongoing marital discord; physical, verbal and...

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Dear Maud: Jake’s Tale

Dear Maud: Jake’s Tale

Dear Maud: As a grown man, I feel a little embarrassed to be writing in about this:  I just lost my “best friend” – my 15 year-old dog Jasper.  He had a terminal and debilitating illness and I recently had to have him put to sleep.  I know that...

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Standing Up

Standing Up

Geoff came in to see me, feeling on edge.  He was troubled by an extended family situation that had gone on for years; one where, in his opinion, injustice had reigned.  The needs of certain family members had been repeatedly overlooked, while...

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