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“I Relapsed When I Got Fat.”

I relapsed when I got fat. She said this with a matter-of-fact shrug and then gave me a smirk. She was six days sober and and teetering between the underweight and normal weight charts.  It was our first therapy session, and we were talking about […]

In Defense of the Adolescent

Adolescence is the paradoxical transition from dependent, playful, and spontaneous childhood into independent, structured, and responsible adulthood. In society it has been coined as a torturous, rebellious “phase,” a time-sucking capsule where “sweet kids” turn into demonic nightmares for several years. It is the conflict of […]