Advice on love and sanity for the 21st century
Monthly Archive for August, 2010
The Guardian is an extraordinary newspaper, and has really used the freedom of the internet to explore new ways of telling stories. I refer you to a series they call Experiences, which — as you’d expect — are people simply telling their stories. In one recent post, a man who spent 29 years in solitary Read More
A very sad but also important article appeared in the New York Times this weekend on depression in pre-schoolers. It is certainly worth reading, particularly if you have a young child who doesn’t appear to be enjoying their life. As is stated in the article, there aren’t many people that I see in my practice Read More
We all want their to be a big, flaming explanation for our suffering. Often, however, it is our own longing and disappointment — life as it is — that is troublesome enough.
What a great story in the New York Times on Sunday. Entitled “But Will it Make You Happy,” it talked about a young couple in their early 30′s who — given the frustrations of their jobs and not being able to make the money go very far — decided to get rid of most of Read More
Daphne Merkin is hilarious. She’s also a very good writer and in the recent New York Times Magazine, tells a fascinating story about her life in therapy. I’m not sure that is a story that will encourage anyone, but it is always amusing to review all the therapists that one has encountered — the hippy Read More
A reader asked me this question over the phone, so I’m paraphrasing: “I’ve been seeing a guy on and off for about six years. I know he sees other women, he even tells me about them. Now, he’s got a girlfriend, but we text each other every day. He tells me in his texts that Read More