August 28, 2017

Picking up where the session with Aimee and Jack left off, Jack could get an "A" in the quiz if asked to repeat what Aimee said she wants when returning home grumpy after work.

But being able to follow through as requested was another matter.

As he sat with that, "Roger...

July 27, 2017

If being a single adult is as challenging as my blogs so far have suggested, then finding fulfillment in a couple must border on the impossible!

But no; in some ways it's quite the opposite:

Once the couple sees the potential for giving and receiving critical support to...

June 8, 2017

Psychotherapy is not just about how you feel.

Relieving suffering is a major objective of course. It is also about a realistic search into who you are and want to be. It is about developing solutions and practicing them regularly in a safe environment.

My own therapy, a...

June 1, 2017

Oh? I only wish. Too often I sure don't feel that way. And sometimes when I do, it's because for a moment I felt good about letting so-and-so know how I felt about what they said.

Using the terms introduced in my May 30 blog, The Root of Most Difficulties in Relationshi...

May 30, 2017

Remember the incident about the un-rinsed dishes from my May 24 blog titled, You're being defensive again. No, I'm not? The unintentional hurts the couple - let's call them Brunhilde and Bruno - flung at each other seemingly out of their control....

May 18, 2017

Occasionally, it seems presumptuous for me to think I know enough about what the client is going through to be of any use, especially when I can still think back to when I was wondering who I was.

Yet I see client "aha moments" playing out before my eyes over and over a...

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