Letting Go of Wanting a Different, Happier Outcome

Letting Go of Wanting a Different, Happier Outcome

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Date : January 26, 2016

We all experience losses in our lives.  Our loved ones die, we have break ups with partners and we fall out with friends.

If you find yourself intensely pondering any of these events a year or more after they occurred, it may be because you keep hoping for a different outcome from the loss that traumatized you.

My father died almost fifty years ago.  The song “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted” by Jimmy Ruffin came out during that time in 1966.  This has been the top of...

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Stepping up to Depression

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Date : January 11, 2016

“My name is Bob Livingstone and I have been a psychotherapist in private practice for almost thirty years.  This blog post has been written ​ based on real experiences. The individuals depicted are fictional.”

My name is Ben and I am fifty years old.  I have been married for twenty-six years and have two children; a boy age 13 and a girl who is 11.  I work in middle management at a high tech San Francisco company.

 

I have a secret that I am tired of keeping. ...

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