I often hear comments from people who are drowning in terrible relationships, “Is this normal?”, “How do I know if this is normal?”, “Does it have to be this way?”, “Part of the problem has been me, and my [weight, depression, parents, work, kids from another relationship…] issues.”
My question to them is, “What would you say, or advise, to a younger you or to a younger friend?”
Charles Tadros, M.D.
September 26, 2021
Saint Louis, Missouri