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

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  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

Everyone else is a narcissist!! Or, could it be ME?

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Since articles without tangible application are boring, let’s get started with a simple quiz.  Chose a response to the following scenarios: 1) Your friend/spouse kept you waiting at the restaurant for 30 minutes, before he finally shows up, clearly frazzled and … Continue reading

10 things your therapist knows about you (that you wish your spouse knew).

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Therapists.  Admittedly, we tend to be a hippy dippy bunch.  Trained to pull from our vast understandings of neurology and human nature, we spend years developing virtually bottomless capacities for empathy.  Just kidding.  I mean, yes there is a little of that, but it also helps … Continue reading

Reader Asks: My stepson’s father sucks.

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Reader Asks: I have a step son who while isn’t “special needs,” he has anxiety and general effort issues. He certainly requires more time and energy than my kids to motivate and disciple. That however is not why I write … Continue reading

Ode to the anxious person’s spouse.

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Dear spouse of a person whose nerves are raw, You are a vision of patience and deserve an applause. How sweetly you listen to Web MD’s diagnosis, When your spouse knows she has deep vein thrombosis. Hail to you when you don’t roll your eyes, When your partner … Continue reading

5 reasons your husband is on Ashley Madison

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This is for the thousands of [mostly] women who recently spelled-out their husband’s email in that little box on the computer screen …. click click click…. and were horrified to see the results…. Here are 5 reasons your husband has an Ashley Madison account: 1) Your … Continue reading