5 Things To Do When Someone Needs You Too Much

5 Things To Do When Someone Needs You Too Much

“I don’t know if I would make it if I didn’t have you to talk to. Sometimes I just want to kill myself. But I know I have you, and that keeps me from doing anything.” If you hear these words from a friend or someone you care about, and they...
Falling Apart. Is It Good To Cry, or Is It Weak?

Falling Apart. Is It Good To Cry, or Is It Weak?

Sometimes you know you married the right guy. I was in the middle of infertility treatment. It wasn’t going well, and another IUI had resulted in making appointments for the next one. The battle with my reluctant body continued. We were living in Dallas. Our...
Finding The Courage To Confront The Apathy Of Aging: Five Ideas

Finding The Courage To Confront The Apathy Of Aging: Five Ideas

Many articles that focus on living well in midlife preach the importance of keeping the umph in your step. They feature people who have changed careers from stock broker to sculptor at 50, walked the Appalachian trail at 60, or learned how to sky-dive at 70. (Not...
How Would I Find A Therapist Anyway? Seven Practical Suggestions

How Would I Find A Therapist Anyway? Seven Practical Suggestions

I hear a lot of things about therapy from people I meet. Often, I say I’m a psychologist, and I get the question, “Are you going to analyze me?” Usually followed up with, “No one would understand my weirdness anyway,” or the little more...