Voices of Conflict; Voices of Healing: A Collection of Articles by a Much-Loved Philadelphia Inquirer Columnist

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  • ISBN-13: 9780595174836
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/16/2001
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 1,315,494
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Issues of Today 3
Here's an Overlooked Group to Study 3
We're all Suffering From Anxiety, But Why? 5
Celebrate Independence Day 8
Stricken with Aids, He Struggles to Cope 11
Get out of this Corrupt Lifestyle 15
Different Faces of the Hated Must be Confronted in Order to be Overcome 17
Listening to Our Children 20
No Easy Receipe for 'Blending' A Stepfamily 23
Addressing Causes, Treatment of Depression 25
Hanging Out 28
Preventing Children from Having Children 31
Youth Violence 33
Chapter 2 Marriage 39
Wife's Childhood Abuse Causes him to Suffer, too 39
Don't Let Your Happiness Rest on Changing Him 42
Couples Must Listen to Their Inner Voices 46
Son Seems Worried Since his Father Left 49
Parents Must Help the Children to Minimize Impact of Divorce 52
Wife is Annoyed with Husband Who Can't Say 'No' to Others 55
Mature Love 57
Parents are Pain Because Daughter Persists in Dating a Nonjew 60
Chapter 3 Our Children 65
Hard-Earned Wisdom, Heartfelt Wishes to Brand-New Grandson 65
Talking About Feelings Can be a Help to Children and Aging Parents 68
Harsh Punishment is not a Wise Course When a Teen Son is Drinking 70
Childhood Abuse and Emotions 72
Can a Child have Too Much Self-Esteem? 75
Communication Key When Child Flirts with Drugs 78
Parents Need to Know Signs of Emotional Disorders in Children 81
Can a 15-Year Old and an 11-Year Old be Friends? 84
A Distressed Daughter, 12, Needs to Feel Safe 87
Girl's 'Best Friends' Suddenly Pick on Her in Middle School 90
Mother Grieves as Her 'Babies' Prepare to Move on 93
Children Need Patience with Their Insecure, Embarrassed Parents 96
Trying to Help When a 13-Year-Old Daughter's Personality Changes 98
Rules an Essential for Substance Abusers 101
Can Parents Force Son, 20, to Seek Help? 104
Forced Treatment not Option for Parents 107
Persistent Longing for Son to Know Father 110
What Hurts Our Children, and What Helps 112
Chapter 4 Our Emotions 117
Quick to Anger, Wants to Slow Up 117
A National Anxiety Disorder 120
Trying to Figure Out Source of a Caller's Anxiety Disorder 123
Compassion 125
That Nagging Unhappiness Might be a Cry of the Spirit for Renewal 128
One Can be a Very Lonely Number When the Holidays Roll Around 131
Talking about Pain Helps Overcome it 133
Pressing for Unrealistic Goals can Lead to Lives of Sadness 136
Chapter 5 Coping with Loss 141
What a Parent with Cancer Can Tell a Child 141
Reflecting on Life Can be the Best Way for Family to Cope with Death 144
Their Life was Filled with Love, but then the Husband Died in Anger 146
Exploring the Anxiety about Death and Loss 149
Anniversary of a Loss Can be a Painful Time 152
Coping When Illness Hits a Family Member 154
Getting Past Fear of Change by Accepting the Loss of a Loved One 157
Painful Lessons Learned about Love, Death and Life--All from a Cat 160
Chapter 6 The Evolving Human Spirit 165
In the Face of Loss, Celebration of Human Resilience 165
From the Simple Wisdom of a Dog, Profound Lessons on Life 167
She Followed the Rules, but to No Avail 170
Faith and Belief 173
Readers React to Faith Issues 175
Purpose, not Possessions, Brings Happiness 178
Summoning the Forces to Heal After Injury 181
The Problem with Hope: It Can Hinder Recovery 184
How a Serious Injury Damages the Body and Soul 187
The Valuable Lessons a Patient Teaches a Therapist 189
The Readers Respond 194
Life's Too Short to 'Own'--Just Being and Belonging are the Keys 197
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2005

    A Book You Will Read Again and Again!

    What impressed me most about this book is the author's relaxed writing style, which draws the reader in immediately. It is admirably devoid of dry academic jargon that makes some psychology books tedious to read. It also avoids trendy, self-help suggestions that promise a quick fix but can't deliver. Instead, Dr. Gottlieb writes on a personal level, sharing experiences from his own life. In this book, one finds realistic, practical advice for overcoming personal tragedy, coping with relationships, surviving the loss of a loved one, and understanding what makes others tick. Whenever I have a problem, I consult this book. This is a book you will read again and again for its wise and timeless advice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    A great read - anytime!

    I am an avid listener of his show and reader of his columns, and I must say that this book will make a follower out of anyone. My favorite articles over the years are all in here; somehow the tragic stories of peoples lives are related to the mundane issues we all deal with on a day-to-day basis. His sense of humor, sense of family and sense of being oozes in the columns. I also enjoyed the format of compiling the columns - I could pick it up for a quick read over coffee anytime, or for a long read before bed. Thanks, Dr. Dan, for your wisdom. Sincerely, A fan from NJ

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