From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Losing Is Not Always Necessary

There's a part of the poem, No Loser, No Weeper in which Maya Angelou begins with the line, "I hate to lose something" and ends with, "...I mean I really hate to lose something". In the poem, Dr. Angelou wrote of losing her doll, her wristwatch, and then, of losing love. In my work, I see people who have found love, lost love, abused love, and confused love. Here are a few thoughts on the matter.

Marriage and family relationships are terrible things to lose. Not far in the future, I anticipate there will be gift certificates for premarital and marriage counseling sessions, and prescheduled counseling sessions twice yearly to prevent relationship problems. As with dental care, only you can prevent relationship decay.

ęCopyright, 1997, 1999, Jane R. Rosen-Grandon. All rights reserved.

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Last Updated February 27, 1999 by Gary M. Grandon, Ph.D.