Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: attachment

Too much attachment?

Boundaries Much has been written about the need for boundaries when supporting people with mental health issues. But I don’t think we hear much about what having such boundaries means to such people themselves. I will describe a bit from a point of view I had at one time. What boundaries mean to me Many […]

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Too much contact

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  149  (April 13, 2008) Yesterday I took a day off. I took a day for myself – just resting and reading. It was a beautiful feeling. I felt like I was on holidays. My husband was working all day so I was alone. No one interfered with the quiet solitude I had […]

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Comments on grief (2018)

I need to interrupt my Living Room story to tell you about something I’ve learned in recent years. Through therapy I learned that a couple of friends who had been very kind had become like parents to me – giving me the kind of love my parents had not provided when I was young. I […]

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