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Always Late? Find Out Why

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My lateness started to disappear when my psychiatrist and I got to the bottom of my trouble with commitment. It related to everything from the normal pressure I felt to please my parents to my memories of school phobia as a child. I was associating commitment — and getting to therapy to talk about it — with all that early conflict. Choosing to begin therapy, and arriving on time, was part of the cure, especially since keeping that commitment yielded immeasurable gains in my sense of self and my ability to express love for others.

Defeating lateness can mean victories just as great for you or those you love. So don’t delay the battle.


Originally published on April 1, 2008


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