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Therapeutic Ruthlessness: Beyond Sweetness And Patience

Therapists tend to be good at being kind and patient with difficult people and they know how to put up with their patients’ demanding and outrageous behavior. Too often the demand for good manners persuades therapists to compromise their integrity in the attempt to maintain the relationship and to make their patients feel worthwhile. But compromising integrity interferes with the effectiveness of therapeutic work.

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How to Help Trump

Originally posted on George Lakoff:
Without knowing it, many Democrats, progressives and members of the news media help Donald Trump every day. The way they help him is simple: they spread his message. Think about it: every time Trump issues a mean tweet or utters a shocking statement, millions of people begin to obsess over his words. Reporters make it…

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A Quick Reflection on “Anatomy of An Affair”

Here’s a small morsel to chew on from D.K. about the “Anatomy of An Affair”: The woman’s toughness fits in with my story of the princess and the frog. However in her case it sounds like the threat to throw him against the wall became a pattern of behavior that neutralized the possibility of being peers. She was the supervisor. Sex […]