Ask Emma

Advice on love and sanity for the 21st century

A Good Man is Hard to Find: Where did all the male therapists go

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I think we all know that there are good therapists and not-so-good therapists, and also that a good therapeutic experience is very much about fit — I can remember when I was young walking into a therapists office, seeing the quality of the art in the waiting room, and thinking: “Umm…no.” I was younger and […] [Read More]
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Your Crazy Mother: She Might Change History

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At one time, this vain and powerful woman would have no doubt believed that her son was… the center of the universe [Read More]
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What Makes Good People Do Bad Things: Are we capable of anything?

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As someone who spends most of my day listening to people’s most deeply personal inner lives, there isn’t much that shocks me anymore. That’s good of course. Being shocked is not a very helpful response. But what is also true is that when you get to know people, the things that they do that make […] [Read More]
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Bullying and Self-Esteem: It’s bad for mice, it’s probably bad for you

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Not that we need scientific “proof” as such to know that being pushed around and made to feel insignificant is bad for us, but a new study using mice at Rockefeller University managed to create neurotic mice after submitting a few poor trembling creatures to the bullying of dominant mice. Here is a quote from […] [Read More]
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