Why Georgia Can't Quit Her Toxic Guy
"I know he's bad for me. I know he won't change. There are times I'm so sick of him, I don't even want to see him anymore. Then why is it that the thought of permanently breaking up with...
The clients I work with come from all walks of life. Some are women, some are men. Some are professionals, others unemployed. The youngest is in her 20s, the oldest in his 60s.
But there's one common thread that connects them.
Shame that they're in or...
Several years ago when I was at a particularly low point in my life; I was a failing actress in an emotionally abusive relationship, one woman's story changed the way I defined success.For seven years I was an active participant in the Al-Anon 12-step program which I credit for helping me completely turn my life around, and it was in one of these meetings that I heard Julia's (a pseudonym) story.Julia was a fair-skinned, strawberry blonde with hidden eyes and bitten down nails.She always sat in the back of this thirty to fifty person meeting. I rarely noticed her because her withdrawn, tomb-silent energy made her invisible; almost a cypher in a room of messy, emotional, larger-than-life people fighting to recover from volatile, dramatic pasts.