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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.
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
The Buddha is believed to have said that life is suffering. Certainly parts of life involve suffering, sometimes terrible suffering. But while life involves suffering, the
You can examine them, and learn to free yourself from misperceptions. Lately, I have been thinking a good deal about our thinking. Most of us believe that our thinking is an
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