David B. Bohl

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The Right Way to Recover? Gaslighting and Psychological Manipulation

The Right Way to Recover? Gaslighting and Psychological Manipulation

The term “gaslighting” comes from a 1938 play called “Gaslight,” and it’s a story about a wife and a husband who’s set out on making her think she is going insane. One of the tactics he uses is making small changes to their environment—such as moving furniture around—but when the wife points out these changes, he…

You Are No Longer Alone?

You Are No Longer Alone?

I can’t even count the number of times where I’d been surrounded by people and felt as alone as if I was the only person on Earth.  This was common when I was a young boy, but it haunted me throughout my teenage years and certainly through adulthood.  I’ve written about this before, but I like talking…

Spiritual? Religious? Go figure.

Spiritual? Religious? Go figure.

Making a decision to go to your first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting is a major step. Whatever you’ve heard about it—whether you have a friend who goes, you’ve seen it on TV, learned about it in rehab—it is going to be an experience like nothing else you’ve ever had a chance to partake in. The reason…