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When I ask people what’s made them seek therapy, by far the most common answer is “I’m stuck.” Few people come when their problems start; most people try try try to solve them themselves, but are not able to. And like a vehicle sinking into mud with tires madly spinning, many people dealing with suffering increase the very thing they’re doing that’s contributing to their suffering. There are various ideas and explanations for stuck-ness, and I thought I’d write about a few of them. STRUGGLING WITH SUFFERING Many people don’t like their emotions and fight against acknowledging, feeling, or communicating them to others. A therapy called ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) suggests that


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