How to Process Past Trauma to Enjoy the Present

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During a chat with another marriage and family therapist last week, I was reminded how important it is to address the past emotionally in order to make changes today. For example, a new client came into my office recently. “I’m so angry at my ex-husband for having an affair,” she said. “That’s painful,” I replied. “When did that happen?” Much to my amazement, she said, “Fifteen years ago.”