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Have you ever said to yourself, “I shouldn’t be so mad about this”, “I should be able to handle this and it’s pathetic that I can’t”, “I can’t handle feeling so lost”, “or “I should be able to just get over this and move on”? Learn how to practice being kind to yourself during these painful moments in our new article from Dr. Carrie Wilkens.

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Why I Have Hope

You might wonder: how do I have hope as we face all of this heartache? I have hope because everyday I see how kindness and compassion can help us.

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Practicing Self-Compassion

Have you ever said to yourself, “I shouldn’t be so mad about this”, “I should be able to handle this and it’s pathetic that I can’t”, “I can’t handle feeling so lost”, “or “I should be able to just get over this and move on”? Learn how to practice being kind to yourself during these painful moments.

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Setting Boundaries

When my daughter first started misusing substances, I knew I needed to change my approach to parenting, but I wasn’t sure how. When I learned that people with boundaries can be more compassionate because they don’t feel taken advantage of, it sparked a major realization for me.

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Don’t Take It Personally

As a family member you can have a tremendous impact on your loved one’s decision to change. Fortunately, there are strategies for helping that have been proven in studies to be very effective. The first step, however, is to gain perspective on your own feelings and the problems you are facing.

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The Art of Validation

In life and our relationships, one of the things we want most from the people around us is to feel heard and understood. To really hear someone, we have to listen and then validate what we have heard them say.

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