October, 2007

Anger and Decision Making

Friday, October 26th, 2007
 
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Dear Jane, I was numb in my marriage for over ten years before starting therapy. Now I recognize that I have been angry and resentful towards my wife and want a divorce. I was ready to tell her this the other night after dinner. But we were watching Dr. Phil and he told a woman [...]

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Being Blamed for a Divorce

Monday, October 22nd, 2007
 
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Dear Jane, My ex-husband and I divorced after sixteen years of marriage. It wasn’t an awful marriage but I never really loved him. He knew this although we never really talked about it. When he started to drink a few years after our daughter was born, I really felt even more distant from him. We [...]

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places

Friday, October 12th, 2007
 
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Dear Jane, Although I am a loyal, caring person in relationship, I can hardly find a bird of the same feathers to flock with. What can I do besides pray? Sometimes we choose our relationships for reasons we’re not aware of consciously. For example, do you find that you have chosen a partner who is [...]

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Guilt Over a Suicide

Saturday, October 6th, 2007
 
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Dear Jane, How can I forgive myself and my husband’s family when our faults contributed to the death of my son (to suicide)? I was fearful that my son would commit suicide. Because of this, in your view, did I get what I thought? (I guess I already know the answer, which is yes, but [...]

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Healing Post Traumatic Stress

Monday, October 1st, 2007
 
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I have been invited to New Orleans to give a workshop for some folks whose lives have been forever changed by Katrina. I will be going with great humility as I don’t presume to fathom the emotional, physical, and spiritual demands that this catastrophe has imposed on those who live in its aftermath. During my [...]

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