If you knew the secret history of those you'd like to punish, you'd find a suffering & sorrow to disarm all your hostility.
The Internet is a wealth of information. You can get medical advice, relationship advice, learn how to cook and really find anything you need. Some of the most popular viral articles these days are ones on relationship advice. As an Imago relationship therapist I can't help but click on an article posted in my social media feeds that promises some sage advice on how to fix, save or create the perfect relationship. Read more »
Wondering what you can do to improve your marriage or committed relationship, even if your partner is resistant to change? Check out this video with Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., as he explains how it takes only one person to make a relationship better.
Just this week, for the first time I watched a popular online video, This Is Water, adapted from author David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement speech at Kenyon College. Maybe you have seen it; the link is below: Read more »
Loss, bereavement and grief are often first associated with death. Grief counseling is not often thought for anyone who hasn’t experienced a death of a loved one. However, grief and mourning encompass so much more beyond loss that comes from death. Loss of a job, autonomy and independence, a pet, a campaign, a rift with a friend or family member and the end of a romantic relationship/divorce are all tremendous losses that in turn come with plenty of grieving and mourning. Read more »
In this world of beeps and rings and timers, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by these daily reminders. The alarm sings in the morning, the dryer beeps for the clothes to be folded, the phone pings when an email comes in and the oven timer goes off when the chicken is baked. Read more »
Much has been written on why porn is an issue for women. This blog will address a less public problem: Why is it a problem for men, and how does it affect their relationships?
High-speed Internet porn may be the fastest moving, most global influence on male sexuality, sexual performance, and relationship dynamics in history. When researchers began to study porn’s influence on college-age males, they were unable to find a sufficient number of young men who didn’t use porn to comprise a control group.Read more »
Several years ago, when I worked as a bereavement counselor, I'd often receive puzzled looks at parties when people I hadn't met before asked where I worked. "You're a grief counselor?" they'd ask. "But isn't that depressing?" Actually, I'd say, it's just the opposite. One of the many things I enjoy about counseling those who have lost loved ones is that it brings a constant reminder of my own mortality. It's a wake-up call, reminding me that time is fleeting and precious. Some may call this morbid (well maybe just a little bit!), but I consider it inspiring.
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