Making good use of anger? Come on, really? We are taught from a very young age that anger is wrong and to express anger is even worse. So what the heck am I doing trying to say...
by Karen | Dec 29, 2013
There is a form of grief which is difficult for many people to acknowledge or accept. This is the grief associated with unborn children. The parent of the unborn child is...
by Karen | Dec 1, 2013
Holiday stress associated with family gatherings is a common topic of conversation and the subject of many jokes. A client brought me a package of cocktail napkins with an...
by Karen | Oct 13, 2013
Say it loud and proud, “COUNTER-DEPENDENT!” That is how I am feeling right now. It began a couple of months ago when someone insinuated I should work toward eliminating my...
by Karen | Sep 21, 2013
As therapists we are necessarily aware of the pain of the human condition. Some of this awareness is a result of our profession and much of it results from the work we do on...
by Karen | Aug 25, 2013
Dave is an artist who is highly dedicated to his work, unlimited in creativity and hours he is willing to work. However, he does have one very definite boundary….Mollie. This was...
by Karen | Aug 11, 2013
If you have seen the movie Runaway Bride you have been introduced to the concept of differentiation. You saw an undifferentiated Maggie Carpenter adopt the interests and hobbies...
by Karen | May 12, 2013
After fifty years, the loneliness caused by a father walking down the back stairs and out of his two year old daughter’s life is recreated by a husband who simply needs time...
by Karen | Apr 26, 2013
Abandonment….what does it mean? The definitions found on Dictionary.com are: to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert; to give up; discontinue; withdraw from....
by Karen | Mar 26, 2013
Have you ever been in a relationship that made you feel like a screech owl? Wait, some people believe no one can ‘make’ us feel anything; we cause ourselves to have particular...
by Karen | Jan 1, 1970
Healthy detachment sounds a bit like an oxymoron, right? It is not. It does not involve cutting off or building walls. In fact, healthy detachment is one of the greatest gifts...