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Ask Amy: Rumor about teacher compels reporting

Amy Dickinson, Tribune Content Agency on

Here’s the line that got me: “You are hard on yourself, the way survivors often are. It goes with the territory.”

How did you know that?

– Impressed

Dear Impressed: I know that because my own therapist said it to me, and though I am not a trauma survivor, I absorbed this important insight.



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