No one has a “say” in the kind of parents we had. Some are lucky, and have parents who loved them deeply and cared for them in a healthy way. Many are not so lucky, and have to deal with very painful memories, the emotions that stem from them, and how their present life may be affected. Dr. Margaret shares four not-so-simple steps in healing from your past, that are basic ways to acknowledge its impact, and work through it. Her listener email today asks a question about being in therapy, revealing something shameful, and fighting to not want avoid your therapist.

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My new book entitled Perfectly Hidden Depression has arrived and you can order here! Its message is specifically for those with a struggle with strong perfectionism which acts to mask underlying emotional pain. But the many self-help techniques described can be used by everyone who chooses to begin to address emotions long hidden away that are clouding and sabotaging your current life.

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