Are you the Identified Patient in your family-of-origin? Today’s post explores what it means to be an identified patient, why this happens, and how to take care of yourself.
When you don’t come from a healthy family yourself, how do you raise one? In today’s post, a licensed therapist shares her top tips and insight about how to do this.
One of the hardest realizations many of us face on our healing journeys is coming to terms with that fact that we were “The Black Sheep” of our families and then doing all the necessary grieving and healing work that may be required of us because of this. But if we do, there is a tremendous amount of growth and healing opportunity if you’re “The Black Sheep”. This post will explore why, how, and what may be needed to help your own personal growth.
In dysfunctional family systems, a child/young adult is seen as the problem rather than a natural product of the system. In today’s post, a therapist uses a gardening metaphor to explore this and provide prompts if you identify with this yourself.