An article I wrote about spousal disagreements has been posted on wellness.com: https://www.wellness.com/blog/13270621/how-to-argue-with-your-spouse-without-solving-anything/raffi-bilek #family #humor #marriage #relationships
The sequel to my highly popular “How to Be Married to a Man:” How to Be Married to a Woman I will break down the essence into a triplet that I did not invent but that has been used widely by many other folks and is pretty darn helpful: It’s all about the three A’s: affection, attention, appreciation.
Affection: Men are classically bad at this function. There is a story told in many forms – here is one of them – about a man whose miserable wife schlepped him to a marriage cou
This provides a little levity in the family therapy field (check out Amy’s response). At the same time, it’s a bit sad. (This is just the kind of case I help with, if you find yourself in a similar situation…) I have a sister “Wendy,” who we do not invite. She is offended to the point of tears when she finds we have not invited her… http://amydickinson.com/post/85115023030/sisterly-exclusion-makes-one-sis-a-horrible-person #family #humor #relationships
And now, for the lighter side of psychotherapy… here’s a thought I recently had: there seems to be an awful lot of mental illness in “Beauty and the Beast” (over and above, of course, the whole Maison des Lunes number): Belle: Stockholm syndrome Beast: Intermittent explosive disorder, possibly Asperger’s disorder Belle’s father: dementia Cogsworth: obsessive compulsive personality disorder Lumiere: possible sexual addiction Gaston: narcissistic personality disorder LeFou: dep