My training analyst frequently reminded me that good therapy is good grieving. In order to move forward in life, we must constantly tally our life ledgers as to what we have lost and gained. Moving through life involves coping with and integrating constant losses and gains. One of my patients (who I will call Robert for this blog post) who survived a traumatic brain injury along with multiple other physical injuries in a horrific car accident also gave me frequent reminders, “I may not be alright, but I am not all wrong either.”

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