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8 Tips for Recovering From Disasters and Traumatic Events

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Via American Psychological Association Photo Credit: Paul Hellstern/The Oklahoman/AP Photo Managing traumatic stress: Tips for recovering from disasters and other traumatic events Disasters are often unexpected, sudden and overwhelming. In some cases, there are no outwardly visible signs of physical injury, but there is nonetheless a serious emotional toll. It is common for people who […]

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My husband has a substance abuse problem, will tough love work?

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After three years, my husband has a tumultuous battle with substance abuse. I have been supportive through al-anon and several treatment facilities during this period. I have had enough and I put him out of the family home (with a great deal of guilt!). I couldn’t ask for a more loving partner except for the fact that, when he relapses, he will lie, cheat and steal from anyone, including those who are closest to him. Of course, I love him, but I would like to know if this is the appropriate “tough love” technique to take?

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