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The First Time

On many occasions I have watched people experience an exciting event for the first time—or describe it after the fact: Children tasting ice cream for the first time A first kiss First time taking a breath underwater with a SCUBA device First…
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Addicted to Pain?

When she was a child, Margaret’s parents alternated between controlling and ignoring her. She had no idea what love, happiness, or a healthy relationship looked like, so when I met her at age 40, she was miserable and alone, with not one successful…
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The Real Addiction

  I suggest two reasons that people don’t readily identify their addictions: 1. Addiction is generally not precisely defined. 2. The personal and social connotations of addiction are not positive. People do not brag, for example,…