Thanks for a great article on a crucial topic, Annie. I loved what you wrote and both your humor and sensitivity. You might enjoy this article on the subject of anger which intersects with your views nicely: https://amytorres.love/energy-healthy-anger-fire/
Thanks Greg. Are you aware of Marianne Williamson’s campaign for president? She’s somebody who uses politics to restore our moral center, make reparations, be inclusive, promote peace, heal our economic system and more: https://www.marianne2020.com/video-posts/mariannes-announcement
No, Jo, generally speaking a therapist should not tell you that you are “controlling and manipulative.” It is not a diagnosis. And if they are correct, it is not a communication that would be well-received by the client, therefore it would be ineffective. It could be counter-transference, in which case the therapist should definitely process their feelings with a supervisor.
Good article. One objection: Implicit in “sex becomes more tiresome” is an assumption that sex was tiresome for everyone you interviewed before they reached 90. That’s a big leap for you, the interviewer, to make. Is that your personal feeling about sex? If so, I doubt it represents everyone with whom you spoke.
The Spider Web of Narcissism — Dysfunctional Therapists Collude with Clients for Self-Serving Purposes
Your comments went straight through my heart, Kid at Heart. First, how great that you had the inner motivation, somehow, to persist at recovering from the spider web of a narcissistic family.
Mara, Dr. Margaret Paul’s Inner Bonding work gives tools and support to heal. Alanis Morissette highly recommends her program: www.innerbonding.com. There are many articles on how to to leave narcissistic relationships, but not with one’s own parents … and leaving is one thing but healing is another. You don’t mention your age, so I’m not sure if…