Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR, LCPC-C
Did you ever watch Boy Meets World growing up? If yes, skip the next two sentences. If no, then let me set the scene. A 90’s sitcom about the wholesome, suburban Philadelphia Matthews family, who have two teenage sons. The older brother, Eric, bonks his younger brother, Cory, in the forehead and says “Life’s tough, get a helmet.” While I don’t condone violence, I do agree that life can be tough sometimes. And while wearing a helmet is beneficial in a lot of scenarios (think: riding a bike), it is not so beneficial in the emotional, social, psychological, or theoretical realms.