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Dr. Dan Gottlieb wrote a weekly mental-health column, On Healing, for the Philadelphia Inquirer for 15 years. He has decided to take a break from writing his column, but you can view the entire archive collection here.
For the first time in the five years since she died, I recently dreamed about my mother. I met her in heaven. She was walking next to my father and describing heaven:
Kathryn Voight will miss the feeling of her forehead touching her husband’s when they fall asleep. Most of us don’t spend time thinking of these things. Most of
When Sally first came to treatment several years ago, she was a 35-year-old lawyer who, by all appearances, was an accomplished, successful woman. She gave her father credit
I am angry. Lately the news has been filled with awful stories of child abuse, neglect, abduction, a videotape of a mother beating her child. There was the story of a
Last month I wrote about a woman who was abused by her parents as a child and, despite many years of emotional distance, still carried many of the resulting burdens. I
Sept. 11 will be this nation’s national day of mourning. We will come together to reflect and talk about what we lost and about how things are now different. We will
Dear Sam: I last wrote you 27 months ago, on the event of your birth. In that letter, I shared some of the lessons I have learned and told you that life brings both joy and
Long ago, I was wounded. I lived To revenge myself Against my father, not For what he was – For what I was; from the beginning of time, In childhood, I thought That
Dear Dr. Dan: I have been married for more than 30 years, and have three grown children. Although two are doing quite well, one is living alone with her teenage children
A man with worsening multiple sclerosis sent me a long e-mail. He described a dramatic decrease of mobility and a lessening of strength and stamina – changes that most
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