You can’t reason with …

This sentiment seems pretty evident. Although you wouldn’t know it based on how many people in my office try to do exactly this. Trying to reason is not the problem. It’s when the trying becomes wish-fulfillment. Wishing that your unreasonable mother,...

To be affected …

Prior to working as a therapist, I trusted that to be affected by hardship … tragedy … adversity … grief was normal. Being affected by life kicking your ass was normal. Who wouldn’t be affected? But what I came to find after working as a...

The longest relationship

Too many people I worked with were focused primarily on the relationships outside of themselves. The one with the boy, the girl, the thing, the job, the image they tried to present, and/or their relationship to the “shoulds.” “Because that’s...

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