Bargains that Kill

July 31, 2013
Hosted by Andrea Mathews

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Episode Description

Bargaining is a stage, a phase really, of the acceptance process. And the acceptance process is very similar to the grief process in that the phases don’t really have any order, but they include denial, anger, sorrow, bargaining and finally acceptance. Bargaining is the toughest of these phases because it provides us the illusion that we don’t really have to accept that tough reality, instead we can fix it. So, let’s say my father was indifferent to me—bargaining with this might mean I continually tried to get him to be loving, and then married men who were indifferent hoping that I could get them to be loving. And the bottom line is that the more I’m bargaining with them—those people who are least likely to become loving and kind—the less the chances are that I’ll meet those hungry needs—so I’m really being indifferent to myself. Well, we can stay stuck there for whole lifetimes. And today we’re going to talk about how to get unstuck. And don’t miss the Oprah clip on today’s show.

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Andrea Mathews

Andrea Mathews

Andrea Mathews is the host of the Authentic Living Show, author of two books, Restoring My Soul: A Workbook for Finding and Living the Authentic Self (2007), and coming out on September 30, 2011 and published by O Books, The Law of Attraction: The Soul’s Answer To Why It Isn’t Working And How It Can. A published poet, with several magazine articles also published, Andrea is also a psychotherapist with a thriving private practice where she uses both Cognitive and Transpersonal therapy to assist a diverse population with many different issues. You can learn more about Andrea’s books, articles, practice and more at www.andreamathewslpc.com. Andrea offers Corporate Training and Motivational and Inspirational presentations through www.InnerWings.com.

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