Marshall’s Parents Terrible Divorce: Why Doesn’t my Father want to see me?

Marshall’s Parents Terrible Divorce: Why Doesn’t my Father want to see me?

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Date : December 27, 2014

My name is Marshall and I am twelve years old.  I live in San Francisco’s Mission District with my mom and my cat.  My parents got divorced about three years ago.  I don’t think adults know how much divorce hurts kids. They think we should just accept these big changes in our lives and go on about our business.  I think about the divorce a lot because it happened so fast and without notice.

 

One day my mom and dad were laughing and getting along fine and the next day...

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Transforming Victimization to Power

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Date : December 22, 2014

Many of us have had experiences that victimize us. You could have been a victim of rape, physical assault, racial discrimination, sexism, homophobia, ageism, disability discrimination, religious discrimination and other forms of hatred.  Someone very close to you could have died suddenly.  You could be going through a horrid divorce.

 

Our immediate coping mechanisms to these traumas are varied.  We may become enraged and take out all our anger on those closest to us.  We may...

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Eight Ways to Break through Stuck Grief

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Date : December 5, 2014

Stuck grief is experienced by many of us after we have experienced a loss.  This loss could be the death of a loved one, the breakup with a partner, being fired from a job or other trauma.

The symptoms of stuck grief are:  Feeling like you are not making any progress in your mourning process after a year of more after the loss, Feeling numb and Experiencing an absence of joy or deep sadness, You cry often, but your tears bring little or no relief, You visit your loved one’s cemetery plot daily or...

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