Dave: In an earlier post, Defiance in the Family: A Rebellion in the Name of Health, I described our idea that Defiance occurs as a result of a collapse of […]
Amy: Here’s another small reflection from Alain de Botton’s The School of Life. My only additional thought is that we needn’t compartmentalize our “madness”, but rather bring it into who we are, and how we are, and how we live.
Dave: The birth of the baby represents a quantum jump in intimacy and the complexity of living. There is a deep mutuality in the relationship between a parent and an […]
The "Cool" Guy and the "Needy" Woman: It's not what you think Here's what this couple looks like under the mask.
AB: Many thanks to my brother-in-law Martin Schachinger for turning me on to this hilarious video. It’s very funny/scary, and perfectly illustrates what David Keith calls “irony deficiency.” Enjoy.
Check out this riff from Louis C.K., the comic/philosopher of our time. He talks about the problem of “straight” for “straight men.”
Often sex is more than just sex. The sexual relationship between intimate partners has a way of exposing some of the underlying satisfactions and tensions between the couple. If the sexual relationship isn't working, the relationship probably isn't either.
Here’s another clip from Alain de Botton from The School of Life. Enjoy:
Defiant kids, angry kids, crazy kids, are a byproduct of family interactions, and simultaneously a byproduct of the family's interaction with the culture.