Toxic Nostalgia: When Warm Fuzzy Feelings Begin to Cause Pain and Hold You Back

How to recognize it and how to break free from it.

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Changing times can trigger nostalgia. Most of them are inevitable, like the passage of time, a breakup, a job loss, or a move.

Nostalgia can be beneficial, but it can also be harmful.



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Dr. Christine Bradstreet

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