Joan E. Childs, LCSW, compares the process of writing her new book “I Hate the Man I Love” to child birth, “The process was long, arduous and painful, but perhaps the most gratifying feeling…” The book will be released February 2020
I am fully aware that many clinicians in my field who use Skype as a medium to do therapy. I have chosen not to use this medium with a few exceptions.
What does it mean to be authentic? How does it feel to be in your true essence? What stops us from walking in our truth? To know the answers, first you must ask the questions. We are born perfect. We had no fears, no inhibitions, anxieties or worries when we arrived on our birth day. […]
Everyone knows that there is no intimacy without conflict; unless of course, you agree never to disagree. Then, you don’t have a healthy relationship; you have codependency. Conflicts need to be externalized and resolved.
Sometime during the latter part of August, I will be offering, for the first time, a two day Group Intensive for Couples.
Everyone knows that there is no intimacy without conflict; unless of course, you agree never to disagree. Then, you don’t have a healthy relationship; you have codependency. In healthy relationships, neither party subjugates their feelings to please the other. Conflicts need to be externalized and resolved.
On July 2, 1998, where this story begins. LIFE AFTER LOSS: Victim, Survivor or the Phoenix? My choice… My 34-year-old brilliant and beautiful daughter leaped to her death from the window of her father’s fifteen-story apartment. After the shock and grief swept through me like an emotional tsunami, I realized I had choices. Would I […]
The Art of Being Authentic The Art of Being Me The Art of Loving Yourself Part 1 The poet says, “What I am is me, for that I came.” To go to your death, never knowing who you are, is the greatest tragedy of tragedies. Not being an art aficionado, however recognizing the basic elements […]
DEFINING TERMS Codependency has been around since time memoriam. In the early 19th century Rabbi Mendel was quoted saying, “If I am because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am I and you are you. But, if I am I because you are you, and you are […]
The proverbial question that keeps popping up is “How can I keep the passion in my relationship? The answer is simple: You can’t. Love changes as time moves on, so relax. That doesn’t mean that love has ended. It only means that it has entered a new phase. Love can actually grow in other ways […]