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Monday, July 18, 2011
Hope in the Process
"What wound did ever heal but by degrees?" (William Shakespeare). In situations where a family member or friend suffers from some psychological or emotional problem, it's common that patients or victims are blamed for a weakness and they feel weak. They'd be told "it's all in the mind." Yet they know they cannot will away the disease. They feel helpless and worthless, needing support. It's important to see therapy or recovery as a process. Not to judge it as "good" or "bad," but as part of nature's way. When family and friends are able to see and accept it this way, the recovery process is facilitated without any unnecessary interference.