Why holding on to your partner’s mistakes will end up hurting you. We’ve all been there. Your partner has put you off, let you down or totally messed up so many times, you have a running tally going, and it only fuels your irritation and anger. One woman posted on Reddit a spreadsheet her husband […]
This blog will continue to remain inactive through the rest of the month. I just moved into San Marcos, TX and I’ll need some time to settle in before working on new blog posts. If there’s something you guys want me to write about, message me via the ASK page and I’ll get to you when I am ready.
And if any of you guys live in the area, don’t hesitate to give me a tour (just don’t kidnap me).
That’s all, folks.
In my 27 years working with addicts and codependents, I rarely have come across a completely healthy partner of an addict. Although addicts’ partners are unequivocally not to blame for the addiction, and most certainly not the consequences of it, they certainly carry responsibility for the shared relationship problems. The nature of shared relational responsibility […]
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The renowned psychologist Carl Rogers famously said, “The curious paradox is that when I can accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” This statement is as simple as it is profound — and yet not easy to implement. Yet it embodies a principle that is a key to both psychological health and […]
I have a favorite thought experiment that, for some reason, I think about a lot when I’m driving (to clarify, I’m not driving at the moment). It’s inspired by the claim that the Pirahã language, spoken by a group of people in Brazil, lacks number terms (the original paper is here). The claim is based on Pirahã speakers’ performance […]
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Each of us experiences shame. “[I]t is part of our human condition,” writes author and therapist Darlene Lancer, LMFT, in Conquering Shame and Codependency: 8 Steps to Freeing the True You. Without good coping skills, we may feel like failures when we don’t meet our own or others’ expectations, she writes. In fact, shame can even […]
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