The Missing Peace: Solving the Anger Problem for Alcoholics, Addicts and Those Who Love Them

“Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.” Edward Bulwer-Lytton Have you ever loved an alcoholic or addict? Probably most reading this would answer, “Yes!” Alcoholics and addicts (love, sex, porn, gambling, shopping, eating, etc.) are angry about a lot of different things: Growing up in an alcoholic’s or addict’s home Being […]

I Can’t Get Angry at my Mother

The Flying Boy Letters: Responses and Replies 30 Years Later Letter # 12 September 11, 1990 Norwalk, Connecticut Dear John: I just finished your book, The Flying Boy, and since I am one, I thought you might be able to provide to me advice regarding a specific issue I’ve been confronting—and one you’ve confronted. First of […]

Grieving: The Doorway to Healing and to Maturity

This is the time of year when a lot of grief may rise to the surface, and a season that should not be about money. In that regard, when I first started my counseling career over 30 years ago, I did so with the objective to just help folks. Even though I have kept that objective in […]