Emotional Blackmail

What is the emotional blackmail? For some people this is what we call ABUSE.   Abuse does not always have to be physical. I sometimes think that mental abuse is so subtle that it can takes years for you to realize, “Why am I here in this relationship?” and ” Why did I not see this coming? ” Any

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Ask Dr. Christina: I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to my grandfather and I feel bad

Question: My grandfather died less than a year ago and the anniversary of his death is coming up. I cannot get over this loss. How does one get over the loss of their loved one when their loved one was their life? How does one start to believe that you are going to wake up from this nightmare? How does one come to realize that their loved one is never coming back? I feel so bad because I did not have a chance to say goodbye.

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Age Is Just A Number

I was on the phone with a friend of mine when I was reminded that my birthday was coming up in a couple of months.  I began thinking: What is age anyway?  Just a number? I really had to put a lot of thought into those questions for I am hitting a milestone: the big

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Ask Dr. Christina: Am I a Freak of Nature?

QUESTION: I am so ashamed and I feel like a freak of nature. I am starting high school soon, and my chest and breasts are not developed. My mom is supportive and has me doing breast exercises, but they’re not working. As a matter of fact, it seems to make it all worse. I just feel like such a freak and I wish I had never been born.

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For The Love of My Babies

For the love of my babies…… I will never forget a 35-year old woman who came to my office with right-sided breast cancer. In a relatively short period of time, less than six months, it had spread to her left breast. She would always bring her two small children to my clinic for her annual

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