By the time she was 30 years old, “Roberta” was the mother of a beautiful baby boy she was crazy about—but about her husband “Harry,” the baby’s father, not so much; Roberta had more than enough of Harry. They fought all the time, and Harry was about done with Roberta, too. Their fights started getting physical; once, Harry threw a wooden salad bowl at Roberta, striking her in the chest, but this was an isolated case. Neither of their families provided help of any kind.
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Narcissism: Inside the Lonely, Envious World of the ‘Perfect Ones’ Narcissistic people prey on those lacking self-confidence, their perfect companions. But beneath the surface of narcissism lies shame, envy, anger, and loneliness.”
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Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT – When families become factioned, be it the result of divorce or other turmoil, children are often caught in the middle. At no time of year is that more apparent than the holiday season.LynnSomerstein | Decemb
The behavioral and emotional effects can either point outward, when children become violent to others, or inward, when children become violent to themselves. Peer relationships and the ability to understand others’ feelings also are compromised. Cognitive functioning is not effected, but the individual is more likely to resort to aggressive means than to seek compromise, since aggression has been a model. After the children have grown up, they are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and feelings of worthlessness. Needless to say, the ability to trust others is a problem, too.
By Lynn Somerstein, PhD, RYT
The hardware store on Third Avenue has a sign in the window that says, “Sharpen your knives for the holidays.”
Many of us are lucky enough to have joyful holiday celebrations, with loving family, friends, people who are positive, and that’s wonderful—but unfortunately not the universal experience; there’s a down side to many celebrations—not everyone is your friend, and some of those unfriendly people sharpening their knives for the holidays want you to be their turkey.
For example, food is love, right? Well, sometimes it is, when your friend cooks you something special and you… Continue reading →
Last month we talked about infidelity and the abuse of trust, using the example of a marriage where multiple infidelities had occurred. How could the partners ever trust each other again? Sometimes it is possible, and the relationship can strengthen and deepen. Other times there is no reason to continue. Abuse of trust is a terrible betrayal. We expect people to be kind, courteous, and honest, but not everyone treats others as they would like to be treated themselves. Today I’d like to examine the abuse of trust between strangers.
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