I have long wondered why people have so much difficulty accepting compliments and flattering remarks. I have observed this in myself at times, as well.
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Recently, I had a telephone interaction with a patient that illustrated a common behavior that can often create difficulties for the individual and those with whom he or she interacts.
Why do some people who seek long-term relationships resist commitment?
Being uncomfortable with our aggression can lead to justifying inaction even when we need to address a difficult situation.
For some people, quitting comes too easily, too often, and applies to too many experiences in their lives.
Anticipation as a form of preparedness…
I have noticed that many of the patients I have worked with in my practice seem to be more attentive to the needs of others than to their own.
When working with couples, I am continually struck by the absence of many basic ingredients of a successful partnership.
We often dread the real or imagined consequences of provoking emotional reactions in our partners…
What constitutes healthy pride, something one ought to be able to freely express, and boastfulness or bragging, something most people find objectionable?