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    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 4: The Path of Forgiveness

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 4: The Path of Forgiveness

    (Editor’s Note: This is the fourth and final article of a series concerning exploring forgiveness.) If you’ve followed the series this far, you may want to forgive someone who has…

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 3: The Benefits of Forgiveness

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 3: The Benefits of Forgiveness

    (Editor’s Note: This is the third of a four-part series concerning exploring forgiveness.) All of the world’s wisdom traditions seem to be unanimous on at least one point – that…

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 2: Misconceptions

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 2: Misconceptions

    (Editor’s Note: This is the second of a four-part series concerning exploring forgiveness.) In the first part of this four-part series, I argued that victims have no moral obligation to…

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 1

    Exploring Forgiveness, Part 1

    (Editor’s Note: This is the first of a four-part series concerning exploring forgiveness.) Q: I can’t stop hating my father. He was a violent man who beat, bullied and terrorized…

    Why Do We “Otherize”?

    Why Do We “Otherize”?

    “Otherizing” means placing people outside of the circle of “us.” It appears to be an innate and universal human capacity. It’s dangerous, because as soon as we see people as…

    Worry Isn’t Preparation

    Worry Isn’t Preparation

    Ron is well paid and valued at his job, but he constantly worries that he’s about to be fired and will wind up on the street. George is HIV positive,…

    Problems with Intimacy

    Problems with Intimacy

    Patrick hopes that therapy will rid him of his “problems with intimacy,” which he assumes must be the result of the insecurities he acquired from growing up in a dysfunctional…

    Love and “Settling”

    Love and “Settling”

    John privately wonders whether he should break up with Carl, his partner of seven years. It’s not that there are major problems. It’s not an abusive relationship, and there is…

    In Defense of a Tired Old Custom

    By Tom Moon, MFT One of the reasons why so many people don’t get what they want out of life is because they’re not specific and clear with themselves about…

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