Chosen family. This is wonderful. I’ve written some before about this topic. I loved this movie and this is why.
One of the things that gets me excited to wake up in the morning is that I never know what people are going to be talking about on my pages. What emails or texts I might get about one or another issue. What will be a theme for the day? How can I help people?
Well, today what came up is painful childhoods. Abusive step-parents, bullying, neglect. Painful stuff, damaging our self-worth and what I call “self-love.” Without it, we search for love outside ourselves.
For instance: I have a student who has a girlfriend who is more sexually experienced than he is.
He won’t leave her, but thinks of her as slutty. Wants to be the greatest lover she’s ever had, and is constantly repelled and angered by her descriptions of previous affairs and their…attributes.
He constantly asks what’s wrong with her. My answer is that as far as…
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