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Thinking you will get therapeutic results by reading self help books is like thinking you will see a change in your body by reading a book about working out. Getting fit or sculpting your body requires you to take action, and so does overcoming an...

Getting a divorce is never pleasant, even when you call it “conscious uncoupling,” the way Gwyneth Paltrow did a couple of weeks ago when she announced that she and her husband were caput. Social media was full of chatter about the breakup, but the hubub...

Gym is to physical workout as therapy is to emotional workout. If you remember SAT analogies, you will recognize the title of this blog post as one. If not, you get the idea. Going to therapy is no different for you emotionally than going to...

Not to bring up the whole NJ-teen-who-sued-her-parents thing again, but one of the comments I saw during that crisis was, “parents aren't put on this earth to make their children happy.” And while it may be true that parents aren't put on this earth to...

People often jokingly describe themselves as “schizo” when they have opposing feelings about a single thing simultaneously, or can't make up their mind. They think schizophrenia means “split personality,” probably because the origin of the word schizophrenia is schizo, meaning “I split,” and phrene, meaning...

Psychotherapy is not just for people who have “problems.”  Psychotherapy is also for people who want to be masters of their emotional universe. It's is for people who want to be emotional strong-men or emotional ninjas.  It's is for people who want to live their...

Having heard someone wonder if they were turning their child gay, I decided to address the question.  Can I make my kid gay?  The short answer is, no.  Whether you believe that sexual orientation is genetically determined, a choice, or neither, thinking that you can...

The first thing you have to ask yourself when you wonder why you can't find a satisfying relationship is, “Am I satisfied with myself?” If your answer is, no, that's your problem.  If your answer is, yes, but you are still having trouble finding a satisfying...

I'll be honest, the only way I can tell you the specific reasons why your relationship isn't working is to get to know you and your partner.  Obviously, since I'm not with you, I can't do that.  However, there are some fundamental things you want...