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Signs of Codependence

Healthy Codependence vs Unhealthy Codependence Human beings are social creatures and we have an inborn desire to form interpersonal attachments with others. All relationships have an aspect of healthy codependence, or interdependence, which is necessary for a relationship to thrive. Sometimes, when one person is unable to find satisfaction outside the relationship or within themselves […]

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Understanding and Resolving Depression Dr. Dori Gatter & Associates

Understanding and Resolving Depression

The simplest, basic definition of depression is that it’s a pressure in our body that is holding against feelings. When this holding, pressing down feeling weighs heavy in our body, it forms the emotional mood we call depression. Low moods depress our thoughts, behavior, and sense of well being; which stems from holding emotion in the body. All […]

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To Forgive Dr. Dori Gatter & Assoc. West Hartford, CT

To Forgive

All of us have been hurt, in one way or another, by someone else. While it is easy to forgive a friend for the slight distress we feel over a phone call that was not returned, it is not so easy to forgive those who have harmed us in a major way. The greatest hurt seems […]

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Enhancing Self-Esteem Dr. Dori Gatter West Hartford CT

Enhancing Your Self-Esteem

Self-Esteem Is an Integral Feature of Emotional Health How others treat us is greatly influenced by the way we see ourselves. We all know people who genuinely like them- selves and feel content with their lives. Because they see the positive in themselves, they are able to understand and appreci- ate the good in other […]

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Bonding and Attachment Dr. Dori Gatter West Hartford CT

Bonding and Attachment

“What a child does not receive, he can seldom later give.” – P.D. James Bonding and attachment are terms that are often used interchangeably. Bonding is the basic link of trust and heart between infant and parents, usually with the mother first. Bonding and attachment are cornerstones of human development and essential to a child’s growth and […]

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