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Why Won’t My Partner Read My Mind

Why Won’t My Partner Read My Mind

"I want him to read my mind." Of course, she knew this was impossible, but she was being completely honest. That is what she wanted. Her husband’s eyes widened, recognizing he was just set up for failure in his marriage. This conversation happened ten years ago,...

S A D and the Dead of Winter

S A D and the Dead of Winter

It started last week… Over the years I have noticed that there are three or four weeks every winter when people seem to feel extraordinarily low; and we are now in the midst of them. During the last couple of weeks of January folks always start to come into my office...

Signs that You May Be in an Enmeshed Relationship

Signs that You May Be in an Enmeshed Relationship

To me, nothing is better on a Friday night than a nice drive, rolling the car windows down, and playing music. The other day on my ride home, I turned on my jazz playlist to an overwhelming volume, put the car in drive, and began filling the cabin with new, fall air....

Talking About Sexual Assault

Talking About Sexual Assault

If the offices of GR TherapyGroup are at all representative of an average therapy practice, I have to believe therapists all over America spent the week listening to stories of sexual assault occurring in their patients' past. It is not hard to understand why this...

Mindfulness and Play: Find Your Tire Swing

Mindfulness and Play: Find Your Tire Swing

I was a child of the 1970’s. The shag carpet in my bedroom was olive green. I recall that the building blocks had to be carefully placed in order to not tip over in the depth of the turf. One was a cylindrical shape, another a rectangle and yet another was an arch...