In: relationships

Coming Out Bipolar
January 19, 2013

When and whether to tell people about a mood disorder is a topic of great interest to readers of this blog….

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Mismatched Energy
January 11, 2013

The wife of one of the people I work with sent me a short note saying that her husband was energized…

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Who’s to Blame?
January 4, 2013

“Is it my fault?” This is one of those questions that seems to easily dominate conversations between people in a romantic…

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Attachment
December 27, 2012

For most of us there is nothing more important than the quality of our closest relationships. In sometimes frustrating ways, many…

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Coming Out
December 22, 2012

Coming out– One of the topics that has generated the most interest on this site has to do with whether to…

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To Tell or Not – Part 1
December 3, 2012

One of the hottest topics on our forum, and one that led to a request for a blog post ,is the…

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A Little Romance
December 1, 2012

This week we spent some time with a couple of people who, in different ways, have become “addicted” to romantic relationships. One…

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Family Scapegoat
November 26, 2012

I had a conversation with two women today about their relationship with their husbands and children. They often find themselves feeling…

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Giving Thanks
November 22, 2012

A friend asked “What is Thanksgiving all about?” There is the traditional answer about the Pilgrims and the Indians, but Thanksgiving…

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What’s the Hurry
November 20, 2012

It’s been a very busy week for mental health professionals in the Bay Area. The holidays are ramping up. And it…

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Aikido for Bad Behavior
November 6, 2012

We had an opportunity to visit Japan several times, over the course of a decade working with Japanese psychiatrists to improve…

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Retraumatization
November 6, 2012

After nearly 20 years of work in the field of post-traumatic stress disorder, one thing that continues to trouble and baffle…

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Relationships: Love the One You Are With
November 2, 2012

We had an interesting conversation this morning about the reality of romantic relationships… which ended up being about much more than…

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Carl Rogers Quotes from Becoming a Person
October 29, 2012

Carl Rogers was one of the most influential people in my life. In a time of turbulence and uncertainty I find…

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Relationships: Too Many People in the Bed
October 26, 2012

Many years ago, a consultant we worked with made the observation that there are always at least four people in any…

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Loneliness
October 11, 2012

This seems to have been the week for discussions about loneliness. We have been talking about the experience of loneliness with a…

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Therapists Can Be So Annoying: Feeling Like You’re On Celebrity Roast
October 3, 2012

Therapists Have you ever found yourself all of a sudden the guest of honor at celebrity roast special. Sometimes that is…

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Self Confirming Beliefs
September 18, 2012

There are dangerous ideas that can shape an entire life. Ideas that suggest that “no one will ever really love me”…

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Codependent no more
September 18, 2012

We have never been big fans of the way the term “codependent” evolved in the non-professional world into a way of…

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Misunderstandings: Feeling and Thinking
September 12, 2012

Misunderstandings. There are so many ways that we can misunderstand each other. We like the Myers Briggs for its non-pathologizing approach…

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