Toxic Relationships, Is it OK to Walk Away?

Toxic Relationships

Many times you will hear of individuals ending their relationships with their parents or other family members because the relationship is considered to be too toxic or unhealthy.  Some may understand this extreme action and some may not.

Dr. Dan Gottlieb, FamilyAffaires.com Contributor, Psychologist & Author, explains when he believes it’s healthy to walk away from bad relationships and also when he believes that by doing so is giving up ones power. Relationships are very complicated and of course there is no easy answer.

Dr. Dan explains what happened to one of his patients, a woman who was sexually abused by her father as a young girl and who eventually with Dr. Dan’s help was able to regain her power and later on cared for her dying father.

 

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About Dan Gottlieb

Dr. Dan Gottlieb has been practicing psychology since 1969.Since 1985, Daniel Gottlieb has been hosting “Voices in the Family,” an award-winning mental health call-in radio show aired on WHYY 90.9 FM, Philadelphia’s local public radio station. He has also previously published a total of four books. His most recent, “The Wisdom of Sam: Observations on Life from an Uncommon Child,”. In it, Dan tells of some of the remarkable insights shared by his grandson Sam who is on the autism spectrum. All of his royalties are donated to children’s charities. Dan is also a contributor to the Dana & Christopher Reeves Foundation.

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