GILLIAN FLACCUS writes: “The money was meant to soothe the victims’ wounds and be a bridge to a better life, and for many it did.
But for a few, the most deeply scarred, the six- and seven-figure checks have instead made things far worse.
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Wild spending and family dysfunction are common among people who come into fast money, said Steven Danish, a professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University who’s studied the psychology of lottery winners.”
Money doesn’ t fix
Nor do court judgements.
They can help, but victims, and their families, need ongoing psychotherapy to help them through the dangerous waters they must navigate.