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Considerations for the Latter Third of Life
Roberta Satow Ph.D.
Are you thinking of ending your therapy abruptly? Is it a bad fit or is there something you do not want to know?
Friendships are high stakes when they are intimate, while low-stakes friends do not share any feelings or experiences that would make either of them feel emotionally vulnerable.
Do you have trouble tolerating ambivalent feelings about your partner or friends? Realizing it's normal can help.
For people who have not gotten sick or suffered grievous personal or financial loss, can there be an upside to the COVID crisis?
Do you wait to finalize a decision until you are 100 percent certain that it is right?
Can patients be helped by therapists who have their own problems?
The intergenerational transmission of narcissism is widespread in this country. Do you want to stop it?
Are cultural differences causing stress in your relationship? Some steps can help.
Why is it so hard to admit making a mistake?
Tips for coping with the return of young adult children during the pandemic.
Do you feel guilty for thriving during the pandemic when so many people are suffering the loss of health, income, education and even loved ones?
Are you angry at your daughter-in-law for showing preference to her mother over you?
Is your inner voice a critical one?
Do you know a persistent liar?
Is being housebound making it hard to get along?
Does your anxiety feel out of control because of the coronavirus?
Is the threat of a coronavirus pandemic overwhelming you?
How do we allow people the space to process the sadness of loss, but seek help when sadness turns to depression?
Benevolent sexism, unlike hostile sexism or other overt forms of discrimination, can be deceptive because it comes with a smile.
Ms. Consolo created a life story that was a complete fabrication; here's how we can understand the "False Self."
No need for guilt: A recent study shows people who ate dark chocolate in the past 24 hours were 70 percent less likely to report depression.
People with paranoid character styles use projection as their dominant defense.
Do you have trouble accepting limits?
Fighting fair is an important part of building a strong, resilient relationship.
Do you have trouble maintaining intimate relationships?
Do you think you're "being honest" and "truth-telling" when you're actually having an adult temper tantrum?
How does a person transform pain and anguish into something integrated and whole?
Do you often feel feel pleasure at other people's suffering?
Why is setting and collecting fees for psychotherapy important to the treatment?
Being unable to save your elderly parent can strike at the heart of your sense of self.
Roberta Satow, Ph.D. is a professor emeritus at Brooklyn College and a private practice psychotherapist in Manhattan.