How A Good Marriage Helps Heal Our Deepest Wounds

good marriage helps heal our deepest wounds

And I give myself credit too, for doing the necessary work to heal from the negative self-image that plagued me for so many years. My life today hardly resembles the one of years ago. It is because of my growth, and many years of watching others transform, that I have such a strong conviction about recovery being a real possibility for all of us.

The process starts with believing that it is within reach. Once we have the conviction that our healing is in the realm of possibility, we can create agreements that will prompt us to adopt different patterns that free us from the old ones that kept us from thriving. Having a pure love from another moves us along the path in a way that no other remedy can rival. And once we feel more whole, we have so much more to give others.

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Written by Linda and Charlie Bloom
Originally appeared in Psychology Today
How A Good Marriage Helps Heal Our Deepest Wounds
How A Good Marriage Helps Heal Our Deepest Wounds
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How A Good Marriage Helps Heal Our Deepest Wounds
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Linda and Charlie Bloom

Linda Bloom, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW have been trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors and have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at universities and learning institutes throughout the USA, including the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 1440 Multiversity, and many others.  They have taught seminars in many countries throughout the world. They have co-authored four books, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth From Real Couples About Lasting Love, Happily Ever After And 39 Other Myths About Love, and That Which Doesn't Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places. They have been married since 1972 and are the parents of two adult children and three grandsons. Linda and Charlie live in Santa Cruz, California. Their website is www.bloomwork.comView Author posts