There are many fathers who face tremendous challenges – within themselves and society – when they try to connect with their families. A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of presenting at the “Engaging Fathers” conference in Seattle, Washington. The goal of the conference was to bring awareness and find solutions to help fathers engage with their families. It was encouraging and inspiring to see so
In last week’s blog, I spoke about The Strange Situation, an experiment devised by Dr. Mary Ainsworth for identifying the different ways that children (and theoretically, adults) relate to others. The first attachment style that I discussed was Secure Attachment (click here for last week’s blog). In today’s blog, I’ll briefly discuss the other types of attachment patterns. As you read through, think of how you (or so
I remember facilitating psychotherapy groups for adolescents a few years ago. One of the topics that always led to interesting discussions was that of Relationships. Whenever this topic came up, especially when discussing past or current partners, there were two words (among others…these are teens, remember) that were always mentioned: ‘secure’ and ‘insecure.’ Why did you leave him? “I left him because he was so inse
Imagine you are in the early stages of a romantic relationship. The two of you have been spending much time together in person – almost every waking moment, in fact. When you are not together, you do whatever you can to stay connected – through email, texting, phone calling, Morse code… Then, one day, your partner tells you that they’re going to spend the evening without you. “Will you at least text or call me?” you
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