Loving For Survival

For my entire life, I have been loving for survival; returning to my family of origin in the arms of romantic partners and staying too long in relationships that were harmful to me.  This approach failed every time.  It is even more poignant at this time of year, when I am bombarded by photos depicting … Read more

No Knight in Shining Armor

Having been the product of a divorced home, as well as a witness to my parents’ toxic relationships with second spouses, one would think that traditional notions of romance and rescue would not have permeated my world view. In retrospect, I see that the dysfunction and chaos of my childhood drove me closer to the … Read more