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It Takes More Than Time to Heal Emotional Wounds

They say time heals everything, but as a therapist, I know that’s not true.

Yes, the pain over that breakup with your high school sweetheart has faded to a distant memory.

At the time, you were devastated. You felt like the world was coming to an end. But you survived the end of the world. You rebuilt your life.

You were young and strong. You healed.

Pack Up Your Troubles?

High-school breakups are something that everyone understands. Teenagers and heartbreak go together like ducks and puddles.

But some emotional wounds aren’t talked about, or cried about, or aired out in any way. They don’t heal by themselves. Time goes by, and it’s like they just happened yesterday.

Feelings left over from long ago — known as “baggage” — CAN be healed. Those feelings just need to be felt fully in order to be released.

“Constructive wallowing” is my  name for what that process — feeling your feelings — looks like. You cead a sample of my first book, Constructive Wallowing, on Amazon

If it speaks to  you, check it out from your local library. If they don’t have a copy, they can easily obtain one for you.

Wallow well.


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About Tina Gilbertson

Tina Gilbertson is a psychotherapist, speaker and author based in Denver, Colorado. She specializes in supporting parents of estranged adult children through therapy, consulting, and ReconnectionClub.com, an online support and information hub for parents. The author of "Constructive Wallowing: How to Beat Bad Feelings by Letting Yourself Have Them" and the "Guide for Parents of Estranged Adult Children," Tina is often featured in the media as an expert on communication and relationships. Her blog on PsychologyToday.com is called "Constructive Wallowing."

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