Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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David Braucher Ph.D.
The 2020 election can be seen as a referendum on the leader who makes each of us feel safe.
The comfort we get from the numbers is never long lasting—unless those numbers reflect living, breathing people.
Our reliance on social media comes with a price: Feeling connected may leave us disconnected from our intentional and emotional lives.
If the mourning process is hindered by minimizing our personal losses or suffering them in isolation, we risk masking our grief.
Being mindful of our child’s uniqueness situates them in their rightful place at the center of parental concern and informs the necessary parental expectations.
One type of self-care that is particular to us individually is what we can do to reestablish our sense of self-continuity to overcome the traumatic loss of self-experience.
Determining whether someone is envious or jealous requires looking beyond the feelings expressed to the desires behind them.
We are revealed to ourselves through our relationships and evolve through the variety of ways in which we can love.
Criticism often expresses a discomfort with the relationship—and the cause of the discomfort may have more to do with us than our partner.
Working hard on a relationship need not be fatal.
An argument can be a way of coping with insecurities, and a good one reassures some of us that our partner believes the relationship is worth fighting for.
Secure, positive self-esteem can be rooted in a commitment to accept that all of our feelings as valid—whether pleasant or painful.
David Braucher, Ph.D., has been a practicing clinician for over 25 years. He applies Relational Psychoanalytic ideas to everyday problems in love and work.