Tag Archives: Communication
The people who sell anniversary cards have a lot answer for. I’m looking at you, Hallmark. There is no such thing as an anniversary card for a really fucking terrible anniversary. Like rape, a traumatic car accident, the death of … Continue reading
Things don’t always mean what you think they mean in therapy. Part 4.
I love hearing stories about experience with other therapists. I think it is a very important thing to pay attention to. Especially when people make comments or complaints about being confused by what their therapist does or doesn’t do in … Continue reading
Narcissism isn’t the same thing as Syphilis
The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 16. An ongoing survival guide. Narcissism isn’t the same thing as Syphilis. Just because you are exposed to it doesn’t mean you have it. This concern is … Continue reading
The Shame Sandwich
The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 15. An ongoing survival guide. No, this is not going to be a review of the movie Shame, starring Michael Fassbender. But if, for whatever reason, you … Continue reading
Narcissist Family Values.
The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 14. An ongoing survival guide. Narcissist Family Values. The way people arrive (or don’t) at their own value as a human being is complex and complicated (and, … Continue reading
Things don’t always mean what you think they mean in therapy. Part 2.
So what happens in therapy if you have nothing to say? Or, maybe you are considering therapy and don’t think you have anything to say when you get there? It might be comforting to know that this happens all the … Continue reading
Things don’t always mean what you think they mean in therapy.
And other possibly confusing, contradictory suggestions. Some might call it advice. A couple weeks ago I posted this great article I found on cognitive dissonance. I still want to talk about cognitive dissonance and what it means to you and … Continue reading
Jealousy: that green eyed insecurity.
This past week was Lupercalia, or Valentine’s Day for those of us who didn’t study Roman history. So it seems obvious to me that we should take a closer look at that troublesome emotional state we all call jealousy. I … Continue reading