Encounters with them drain or frighten you. Your heart races, you feel anxious. How can you deal with emotional terrorists?
Have you ever had to make a decision that was painful and might even have caused you censure from others, yet you knew it was best for everyone involved?
Therapy is like a dance where sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow, and sometimes you simply dance in tandem.
If the teen is sick, then the parents (and often the rest of the family) can avoid dealing with their own stuff. They can blame the teen, they can focus on the teen, they can enable the teen. In fact, the depend on the teen for being, in an odd sort of way, the “anchor of their dysfunction.”
Apparently, 25 percent (that’s quite a lot!) of 18-29 year old men and women in this study say their use of Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube has gone done. Are you burnt-out on social media?
Many times in family therapy, people mis-hear, mis-communicate or mis-understand what is being said.
The weakening dollar has made world travel simply too expensive for most Americans, and gas prices, food prices, rising utility bills and the massive increase in healthcare costs this past year means that many Americans are staying home.
In Kabbalah, true compassion is the ability to harmonizes opposing forces-generous love + wise restraint- to produce enlightened balance.
I used to eat to satisfy unhealthy cravings (not always, but often) and I also did stress-eating. Those factors led to me gaining over one hundred pounds.
That was where the real party was happening. Think Animal-House, only with Ivy League degrees, hundred and twenty dollar ties, and cater-waiters.