What is Neurosis

It is my observation that all of us, in some way or another and to varying degrees, display a certain amount of neurotic behavior in our engagement with life. We manage, time and again, to unnecessarily create difficult situations for ourselves. Probably all of us could win an award for “going out of my way …

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Lifelong therapy

How to Make Sure your Kids Will Spend Years in Therapy as Adults

1) Have the same conflict again and again without resolution   2) Hire your child(ren) to take your side against your partner 3) Have ineffective or, better yet, non-existent boundaries 4) Make your children your primary confidants 5) Keep secrets  6) Blame your partner and your children for not having the life you want 7) …

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Boundaries

Every living creature, human and otherwise, has a survival strategy. The Texas Horned Lizard shoots blood out of its eyeballs. The Komodo bites its prey and then follows them around waiting for them to die from the resulting infection. The gazelle runs fast. Humans have slightly different, less exhilarating, survival strategies. Our strategies are not …

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