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    What Makes It Hard to Forgive?

    What Makes It Hard to Forgive?

    By Tom Moon, MFT A few years ago, while speaking at a workshop on the subject of forgiveness, I asked how many people in the auditorium had never experienced deep…

    Some Grief Lasts a Lifetime

    Some Grief Lasts a Lifetime

    By Tom Moon, MFT Q: I was with Tim, the love of my life, for fifteen years. He died fifteen years ago this month. My years with him were the…

    The Most Frequently Asked Question

    The Most Frequently Asked Question

    By Tom Moon, MFT Q: I came here almost three years ago from a small town where there was no gay life. Maybe I was naïve, but I was sure…

    Is There Sex After Tina?

    Is There Sex After Tina?

    By Tom Moon, MFT Q: I stopped using crystal meth more than two years ago, and my sex life has never been the same since then. Crystal made sex awesome!…

    Twelve Habits of Happy People

    Twelve Habits of Happy People

    By Tom Moon, MFT Research shows that 50 percent of a person’s happiness level is genetically determined, 10 percent is affected by life circumstances and situation, and the remaining 40…

    Dysfunctional Family Roles: #4 The Mascot

    Dysfunctional Family Roles: #4 The Mascot

    By Tom Moon, MFT As I wrote in the first column in this series, dysfunctional families are characterized by abuse coupled with denial that any abuse is going on; by…

    Title Dysfunctional Family Roles: #2 The Scapegoat

    Title Dysfunctional Family Roles: #2 The Scapegoat

    By Tom Moon, MFT In the previous column, I described dysfunctional families as “characterized by abuse coupled with denial that any abuse is going on; by disrespect and violations of…

    Dysfunctional Family Roles: #1 The Hero

    Dysfunctional Family Roles: #1 The Hero

    By Tom Moon, MFT The phrase “dysfunctional family” may have become a cliché, but it does describe something real and all-too-common. Dysfunctional families are characterized by abuse coupled with denial…

    Distractions

    Distractions

    By Tom Moon, MFT “The unexamined life is not worth living.” That saying, which Plato attributed to Socrates, succinctly expresses the basic value underlying psychotherapy and most other forms of…

    What Now?

    What Now?

    I wrote what follows a week ago, when I assumed that Donald Trump would not win this election, and the point of the column was to talk about taking a…

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