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EURSR (The Essence of Empathy and Intimacy)

April 13, 2018

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Many of my colleagues are good at coming up with clever acronyms (that spell out words) to help clients remember key coping strategies.  I might have to really think about it if I want to figure out how to make this spell something. This one is Engage, Understand, Reflect, Share, Repeat.  It involves both the […]

Presumption of Innocence

March 9, 2018

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When accused of a crime in America, we have the presumption of innocence.  Essentially, we do not have to prove that we are innocent of whatever we are accused.  The assumption is that we are innocent until proven otherwise. A few decades back, I was in traffic school as a result of a speeding ticket.[1]  […]

That’s The Gig, Man

February 7, 2018

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Perhaps you were caught up in the moment and did not realize what you were committing to.  I was not at your wedding, but based upon the service of marriage I found in the hymnal, it probably went something like this.  The pastor turned to you and said, “Scott will you have Carol to be […]

Following Your Dreams

September 16, 2017

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Love is about all the changes you make and not just three small words.  Frank Turner It’s all worth nothing alone.  Graham Parker My wife is a big fan of Hallmark movies.  I can enjoy them well enough with a few provisos.  First, it helps if the acting is at least decent.  I need to […]

Translation

June 15, 2017

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In a 1970 Monty Python sketch, a book publisher has published a Hungarian-English phrase book for Hungarian tourists visiting Britain.  The publisher has intentionally mistranslated the phrases to wreak havoc.  By way of example, the Hungarian phrase for “Can you direct me to the railway station?” was translated as “Please fondle my buttocks.”  After the […]

Selfishness

May 28, 2017

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A single young man recently told me that he felt he was too selfish to be able to enter into marriage.  There is something to be said for being able to recognize the selfish tendencies within oneself.  It is also helpful to recognize that selfishness can undermine a marriage. The question I would raise here […]

Annoyance

May 11, 2017

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Let’s face it.  We human beings can really annoy each other.  In fact, the closer the relationship, the more we are likely to notice all of those annoyances.  When you are at home and your partner calls your name, the ensuing interaction inherently begins as an interruption to whatever you were already doing.  You might […]