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The Seven Perennial Sins and Their Offspring

Over time small indulgences in food and drink can swell “into preoccupations that absorb abnormal amounts of energy and time.  One’s life becomes a kind of subterfuge as it revolves around addiction and the host of codependents that support it. . . . The addict concentrates on disguise.  ‘I’ve known drunkards before,’ Lady Marchmain warns...
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A Married Man

Father Michael to Clare, contemplating adultery: “We talk so much now about human rights, but do not children have the right to be brought up by their own mother and father, living together amicably under one roof? The fear of the unhappiness you might cause to Tom and Anna should in itself inoculate you against...
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