Moving Away from Despair, Rage, Hopelessness and Flashing on those you Love

Moving Away from Despair, Rage, Hopelessness and Flashing on those you Love

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Date : June 26, 2015

My name is Jeff and I am thirty-seven years old. I work as a high-school counselor in an economically depressed area.  I have been married to Julia for almost ten years and we have no children yet.

 

My job can be rewarding during those rare moments when I can actually help students find their voices.  It is so hard to make an impact when so many needs of the children are not being addressed because of poverty.  The lack of affordable housing, huge class sizes, no job opportunities for...

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When is it Time to Put Yourself First Part Two

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Date : June 20, 2015

You met Jerry and Loraine in the first part of this story.  Part one ended with Jerry leaving Loraine in the coffee shop.  He told her that he could not continue a friendship with her while she was drinking and doing drugs.  He felt he could not expend any more energy on his friend who seemed intent on destroying herself.  She displayed no evidence that she was ready to enter a sobriety program. Loraine cursed at him when he left and declared his abandoning of her was like all the other men she had...

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When is it Time to Put Yourself First?

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Date : June 10, 2015

Hi, my name is Jerry and I am a thirty eight year old man who is divorced. I have two elementary school children.  I have been friends with Loraine who is thirty-five for about five years.  She is also divorced and has a couple of kids as well.  I actually met her in a group for newly separated parents and we became close immediately.  We have never been lovers, just good buddies and we both have talked about how we value our friendship.

 

We would get together for coffee and talk on...

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