Marshall’s Parents Terrible Divorce Part Two-Father’s Confusion

Marshall’s Parents Terrible Divorce Part Two-Father’s Confusion

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Date : February 27, 2015

We met Marshall and learned about his parent’s divorce here.   Marshall’s father lives in southern California which is far away from his son’s San Francisco home.   In the previous chapter, we learned that Marshall’s dad had not seen his son for quite some time and this was having a devastating effect.  Marshall wondered if his dad really loved him.

Marshall’s father owns a construction company and he ponders his relationship with his son.  Late at night in the quiet, he wonders if...

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Children and Screen Time: An Evolving Crisis

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Date : February 9, 2015

I have been a therapist in private practice for almost twenty eight years. As they say, things sure have changed.  The parental complaint of “I can’t get my child to clean his room” has been replaced with “I can’t get my child off the computer, smart phone, video game, YouTube, texting and/or social media.”

 

It seems that we are in collective denial about the addictive quality of modern day electronics and the reality that many children have more screen time...

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When is it Time to End a Relationship with a Lover, Friend or Family Member?

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Date : February 3, 2015

Everyone faces a crossroad sometime in their life wondering if they want to continue a relationship with a friend, lover or family member. You ponder how much crap you are supposed to take from another human being.  You have always looked at his extenuating circumstances and have tolerated his verbal abuse in the past.  His mother could have recently died.  He may have a long-term illness and/or chronic pain. She may be a victim of domestic violence.  You wonder if it is ever ok for anyone, regardless...

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