This post was inspired by an article I read in Family Therapy Magazine. The title was: “Moral Injury Among Combat Veterans: A Healing Journey Through Vietnam” by Sebastian Perumbilly, Ph.D. Growing up in the 1960’s and 1970’s, I was always fascinated with stories about Vietnam, how soldiers imprisoned in a hole in the ground, tortured by sadistic prison guards, or terrified of stepping on an explosive land mine, managed to survive. Continue reading →
Valentine’s Day, often February 14th, is the culmination of an entire week devoted to love in many parts of the world. Imagine spending a whole week focused on showing your love to those you care about! Imagine continuing that practice every single week for the rest of your life? What do you imagine your life and your relationships would be like?
When you feel betrayed, rejected, humiliated and shamed by someone who has meant a lot to you, the result is often a sense of desperation and a broken heart. The heartbreak you feel can be physically painful, intensely so. There is no immediate cure for devastating emotional pain. Continue reading →