Tag Archives: emotional vulnerability

Let’s get defensive

We all know the term, and we all have experienced it—both in ourselves and in others—but I want to suggest that getting to understand ourselves better also involves a better understanding about why we get defensive. Why is a far … Continue reading

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I read boring psychology textbooks so you don’t have to.

I mean it. It is perhaps the one part of me that is aligned with the Buddha: my wish to prevent other people’s suffering. Unfortunately I am a therapist so other people’s suffering is something I really can’t avoid. So. … Continue reading

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The Therapy is Dandy Guidebook to having a Narcissist for a Parent. Chapter 12.

An ongoing survival guide. Chapter 12. The Reading List. I have threatened in the past to include a relevant reading list for this guidebook. This will be the first installment. Also, if anyone on the web has a suggestion not … Continue reading

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I suppose the preparation for this started sometime in graduate school. Someone in a lecture that I have no clear memory of said something like, “The longer one is a counselor, the chances of having a current client commit suicide … Continue reading

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