Mother’s Day Blues So much has been written about the complexity of the mother daughter relationship. Generally, it’s from the perspective of the daughter who never got her needs met from her mother. But what about the mother whose daughter seemed oppositional from the time she came out of the womb? In fact she was […]
I have spoken to many women who have been riveted to the Jodi Arias trial. Not since the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson, have so many people opened their eyes to domestic violence.
I’ve been thinking a lot about love addiction lately, perhaps it’s because of my fascination with the Jodi Arias trial. Arias slaughtered her former boyfriend because of what I believe is an extreme case of love addiction.
I have seen many young women in my practice who have had one major goal their entire lives. That goal is to get married. The goal is so strong that it not only overrides the ability to think rationally, but it blinds them to how unsuitable their partner might be. Being a bride is so […]
Why do women give themselves up in relationships? I think that almost every woman I have seen in therapy has lost multiple IQ points when she’s in a relationship. Why is that? Why do so many women get desperate when they’re involved with someone?
The genders are very confused in our modern time. When I was younger, our roles were clearly delineated. After the feminist movement, men seemed to become very perplexed with regard to their roles. Do they open doors for women? Can they compliment women or are they setting themselves up for a sexual harassment case? There […]
How many times have we heard our friends complain about how badly they have been treated by their boyfriends? Ladies frequently relate to other people by complaining to each other. We all are familiar with the phrase, “misery loves company.” So, we whine and complain and our female friends bitch and complain and we feel […]
By Carla Black, MFT Have you ever had a conversation with a relative or friend where you were questioning your own sanity? If you have, you might have been dealing with a person who either has Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), or at the minimum , has some characteristics of the disorder.