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 […]
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:
We often hear about depression as “anger turned inward.” Sometimes it works the other way around, with anger masking a depression. Here’s what that can look like.
“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…”
Amy: “If you don’t start offending your wife, I don’t think you’re going to have a marriage.” I heard these words come out of my mouth at a recent session with […]