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Facing The Fear of Telling Your Truth and Being Demeaned

Let me take you back in time. I was on a first date with a guy named Jeff. I’d vetted him prior to our date, checked with people that I knew that he knew, etc. By all reports, he was nice, having earned his Ph.D, from the same program that I was currently slugging my way through. The usual...

SelfWork YGTG: When I Am Old I Shall Wear Purple…

Today’s You Get the Gist is a short bow to my own aging process – as today is my birthday! It became clear to me last week that when someone is using such figures as Colonel Sanders to encourage you to keep on keeping on – something has shifted! lolol.. So I looked for stories of...

Five Things to Learn About Codependence and Interdependence

“We’re so codependent.” This phrase is thrown around a lot these days; sometimes it sounds like people are bragging about how close they are with their partners. Others are lamenting how much time they’ve had to spend home with their significant other during the pandemic....

254 SelfWork: Celebrating Our 5th Anniversary! So Meet the Gang!!

I truly can’t express how I feel about SelfWork being alive and well and celebrating its 5th anniversary! I couldn’t do it without the listeners, the commenters, those who’ve emailed, those who’ve left ratings and reviews, those who listen week after week – or those...

253 SelfWork: The Loss Of Innocence: When Mom or Dad Sexually Abuses

Welcome to a difficult episode of SelfWork, sponsored by BetterHelp.  First of all, I need to state a trigger/content warning for anyone listening who was forced manipulatively, physically or sexually into a sexual relationship with a parent or grandparent. I’ve done an episode on sibling sexual...

252 SelfWork: Is My Depression About My Relationship Or Is It Me?

Today I want to focus on the confusion that anyone can have about what’s causing their depression. And the important question is, “Is it me or is it my relationship?”  The episode is in answer to an email I received from a 20-something listener but is a confusing problem for...

Is It Self-Pity, Depression Or Perfectly Hidden Depression?

It’s difficult to be around someone whose always whining. What does whining sound like? “I can’t get a break.” “Bad things seem to always happen to me.” “Wow, you’re lucky. My kids never call.” “My ex took my best years and I’ll...

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