In this “Mean Dad” session, the wife’s self-image of perfection is revealed as a powerful weapon in the marital battles.
In this session from “The Mean Dad” (first installment on 12/4/16), the wife has her self-image challenged. And she doesn’t like it.
In this session, the “Mean Dad” gets permission to worry about his kids, out loud.
The first session from The Case of “The Mean Dad”: We give readers a glimpse into the therapy process as we follow this rather dramatic case through several session. We hope you get something out of it.
Jazz musicians as family therapists: Check out this case where jazz musicians were my “consultants” to a couple in therapy. It’s just as surprising as you might imagine.
Jazz Musicians As Psychotherapists: Music can healing force. Here jazz musicians are invited to “consult” to family therapy sessions. The results have been amazing.
Here are my reflections on a rather subtle, yet insidious family pattern characterized by invisible (unconscious) demands for false togetherness, the demand that all family members pretend to think the same. This enforced “togetherness” has a formidable, unyielding tone, suggesting it is not to be questioned.
Amy: Part of my attraction to the video “What Nice Men Don’t Say to Nice Women” (see post from 9/5) was that this was the first time I had seen […]
Dave and Raluca Jacono (Raluca is a wonderful therapist/ friend of DK): We both responded similarly to the Nice Man video. ( See video “What Nice Men Don’t Say To Nice Women” from […]
Amy: Here’s a rather provocative post from Alain de Botton’s “School of Life”. We were a bit ambivalent about posting it. I don’t like the ending; it’s too literal. It […]
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 […]
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:
“Compliance carries with it a sense of futility for the individual and is associated with the idea that nothing matters, life is not worth living…”
The extra-marital affair, or an affair which occurs in any committed relationship, ranks as one of the most traumatic events in the lives of an intimate couple. The sexual violation and, more than that, the dishonesty and betrayal make the recovery process a fragile one.
Dave: So this is another one of those stories about a Princess. As with Goldilocks and the Fairy Tale Marriage, This is another modified Grimm Brothers tale, but it is […]