April 17, 2000 (Kentfield, Calif.) -- For all our fantasies of winning the
lottery, sudden fortune can cause remarkable stress.
Therapist Stephen Goldbart, PhD, of Kentfield, Calif., says the newly rich
"feel cut off from their friends and family. They're suspicious of
investment counselors, afraid their kids will grow up spoiled or crippled by
the money. And they suffer from an identity crisis because at the ripe old age
of thirty-something they no longer have to go to work."
By Helen Kirwan-Taylor
Many years ago I had a falling-out with a girlfriend that proved so painful, I can hardly talk about it today. My friend (let's call her Mary) was a colorful television personality and had the world at her feet. She was engaged to a handsome European, and her face was plastered across the newspapers. I was working for 60 Minutes at the time, and we often met for lunch. Then one day her show was canceled and she asked me - casually, as though it didn't really matter...