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The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

“I was King of the Park.”

From one point of view, Nicholas Walker had everything you might want: Prestige, respect, and power in his community. Not bad for living on the streets most of his adult life.

But Nicholas grew up in a broken family, the child of addicts. From what he experienced growing up, he learned to hide his real self from others, suppress all of his emotions and cope with pain by using drugs. Gang activity and drug dealing were the best way he could see to survive and have some control over his life.

“I’d never had a chance, you know? I was just doing the best I could with the hand that was dealt.”

Truly Loving Relationships

Nov 16, 2016 10:51:22 AM

What is a truly loving relationship? Director of Women's Recovery at Anna Ogden Hall, Jina Doggett, discusses UGM's approach to loving relationships.

UGM Core Values: Loving Relationships

Aug 8, 2014 2:01:00 PM

Barbara Comito on UGM's core value, loving relationships, and how sometimes they're downright messy.