Ego and self-serving biases shape the life story we share with the world—and with ourselves. The good news: An internal reckoning will help us better comprehend who we truly are.
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Randi Gunther, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and marriage counselor practicing in Southern California. In her forty-year career, she has accumulated over 130,000 face-to-face hours with individuals, couples, and families.
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