The Middle Muddle

The Middle Muddle

“Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.” – William Feather age.” – William Feather Being in the middle of anything is usually not fun, and the middle muddle really is difficult. You are not young and you are not old. It’s sort of like those ghastly teen years; not a child and not yet an adult. The problem here is that the middle years go on for a long, long time. After the age of fifty things start to happen; the body…

Managing Relational Jealousy

Managing Relational Jealousy

 By our guest blogger Chris Fariello, PhD, LMFT   In my counseling practice, I work with many people who struggle with jealousy for a variety of reasons. It can become a major obstacle to an intimate relationship. Despite how enlightened we think we are, most of us experience jealousy. A few rare individuals never experience jealousy. I advise clients to treat jealousy as a given: assume that it will occur, and be prepared with strategies to successfully address it and minimize the damage.   Jealousy is really a bundle of…

OMG I’m Gay – OMG I’m Transgenedered

OMG I’m Gay – OMG I’m Transgenedered

While this is still an issue for many in America, I believe it should go away as a problem. Because we have a Puritanical background and so many Americans are religious, it becomes an issue. It makes life for good people sad and difficult unnecessarily. What I want to say at the outset here is that no one asks to be different from the compact majority. It makes life hard, especially for children. But, more importantly, these things cannot be changed. It is the rare person who is truly gay…