Patience, kindness and the simple act of our LISTENING can mean the difference between unbearable suffering and a life worth living for many people around us. In listening to this episode of This American Life recently, I was struck by the positive transformation of an adopted child diagnosed with an attachment disorder that was likely the result of abuse or neglect as an infant.
Her story tells a basic truth I see in almost all success stories, not just in my therapy practice, but out in the world of everyday human interactions. Relationships are what make us tick and they really do have the power to heal. Click here to listen to the full story, "Horse of a Different Color" produced by This American Life.