Joey’s Secret: Defensive, strong, yet never good enough.


  I followed my mother around the mall, transforming hanging lights into spaceships and  marble tiles into the surfaces of planets.  Shiny reflections were laser beams to be avoided and hurdled. Zoom zoom, the mannequin Martians will be defeated! JOSEPH ALLEN TANNER!!!!! A … Continue reading

Want some good relationship advice? Couples therapists dish.


I recently asked 7 couples therapists to weigh-in with their answers to some important relationship questions.  If you are married or in a long-term-monogamous (LTM) relationship, take a couple minutes to read what the experts have to say.  Better yet, read it … Continue reading

Shame: The toxic feeling behind addiction, yelling, and participating in fundraisers even though you don’t want to.


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In my line of work, I am privileged to catch glimpses of humanity’s vulnerability:  “I don’t initiate sex because it would destroy me if she said no.”  “I fear my own rage when my child makes me angry,” “I’m still thinking about … Continue reading