Reading Time: 11 minutes In a rapidly changing world, personal boundaries are your anchor, providing safety and self-assurance in the midst of chaos. They are your allies, clarifying your desires and limits, and empowering you to confidently navigate life’s challenges. Understanding the two facets of boundaries – protective and containing – is the first step towards achieving balance and harmony in your relationships and within yourself.
Reading Time: 4 minutes In our days, separation has become the ultimate solution to relationship problems. Yet, when separation is looming, can it be prevented by a joint effort?
Reading Time: 3 minutes Understanding the different types of relationships – egoistic, self-sacrificing, miserable, trans-actional, and cooperative – helps us navigate our connections.
Reading Time: 4 minutes You know the saying that distance makes the heart grow fonder? I never really believed in that growing up. I thought if I love someone then I would want to be with that person. However, every time we would spend long periods together, we would end up arguing.
Reading Time: 7 minutes For the sixth episode of the It’s Complicated podcast,
Reece Cox ventures into the realm of multilove. The episode is captivating and only left me curious for more brain pickings, so I wrote not just one of the interviewed psychotherapist, Mathias Funke, but also two other counsellors specialised in polyamory, Rosanna Wendel and Phil Sheldon. This is what came out of my probing.
Reading Time: 3 minutes In the previous letter I said I would talk today about what happens in the mind and body when we are unable to act in the face of a threat, but, having spent the last hour or so on my social media feed I would like to talk about community, safety and reciprocity instead.
Reading Time: 4 minutes What is your idea of Good? Where do you find “Good”? And is this, in fact, the only question that psychoanalysis is allowed to ask?
Reading Time: 5 minutes ‘How can the light that burned so brightly, suddenly burn so pale’ (Art Garfunkel / Bright Eyes) As I attempt to debrief myself after…
Reading Time: 4 minutes Having relocated my private praxis to Berlin, I quickly spotted a tendency: How often the people I work with reveal that they are struggling…