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A dandy therapist

Reading List Update.

Okay, so it’s just one book this time, but one I think will be very useful for anyone who is or who has struggled with emotionally abusive relationships. The name of it, no surprise here, is The Emotionally Abusive Relationship … Continue reading

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Emotionally Camouflaged Language

“After that, the weekend was a nightmare.” “I’ve invested too much at this point to leave.” “It is going to require a great deal of purging before a resolution occurs.” In the three examples above, zero in on the words … Continue reading

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Snow Day

The Gods of Winter were angry this year. Even in mostly temperate Portland, the city shut down for a couple days because the snow piled up so fast the city’s work crews couldn’t plow away the snow fast enough. My … Continue reading

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The Second Arrow

Happy New Year! So, this post is really about me reposting an old Buddhist story that originated in the Sallatha Sutta. Read it and enjoy. I don’t have a whole lot of new commentary for it, other than I think … Continue reading

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End of 2013 blog

I know: I have a backlog of blogs–believe me. I was so excited for such a long period of time to talk about confronting everyone and everybody in your life; it was practically fermenting in my brain all month long, … Continue reading

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Throw out all your psychic armor.

The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 23. An ongoing survival guide. Throw out all your psychic armor. This entry is partially inspired by this, currently at the Portland Art Museum. It’s pretty easy … Continue reading

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So what are my needs, anyway?

The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 22. An ongoing survival guide. So what are my needs, anyway? (because there are no guarantees anybody else will tell you). So here we are then: aware … Continue reading

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No one wants to be a fluffer.

I mean emotionally. I mean that for several blogs now the emphasis is on taking charge and ownership of your feelings, rather than expecting someone else to do so for you. But that being said, it is absolutely fine to … Continue reading

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The Entitlement Gambit

The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 21 (now legal in 50 states and Puerto Rico). An ongoing survival guide. Entitlement—what is it? Well, for me, entitlement should be the new 4-letter word not … Continue reading

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Our Fears are turning us into Assholes.

Let me start with a macro example not in the world of psychology, but has psychological implications all over it. One that even though political, I hope most will consider being nonpartisan in nature. After 9/11, the United States government … Continue reading

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