Category Archives: Social Behavior


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Last weekend, our friend and next-door neighbor Gayle invited us to go with her to hear some live music at a local venue here in Grand Lake. We arrived after the band had already started its set and we sat … Continue reading

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The Everyday Narcissist Revisited

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During the first year or so after I launched this site, my post about narcissistic behavior and the lost art of conversation was always a reader favorite. One of mine, too. I thought of it this past weekend when we … Continue reading

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Should Psychotherapy Be a Judgment-Free Zone?

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Many years ago, back when I still lived in Los Angeles, I worked for a brief time with a client who was secretly draining his wife’s inheritance to support their family. He didn’t make personal use of the money or … Continue reading

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Maternal vs Paternal Function: Is There a Difference?

Over the long holiday weekend, we drove cross-country to Colorado where we re-locate for the summer. Although the drive can be grueling (about 26 hours over two days) and it sometimes seems as if Kansas will never come to an … Continue reading

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“Being a victim is more palatable than having to recognize the intrinsic contradictions of one’s own governing philosophy.” – Tom Clancy, The Hunt for Red October “Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives … Continue reading

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