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Talking about Sex in Couples’ Counseling

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Below is a link to a great article on how some psychotherapists are talking about sex with their clients in couples’ counseling. It cites one of my favorite psychotherapists – Esther Perel (whose book you can find on the bookstore page of this website). Recently,…

But I like being Shallow

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Dear Michael: I am a really shallow person and I enjoy it.  I like to spend my time focusing on fashion and movies and music and going out to clubs, going dancing and getting laid.   Most of my friends are this way too and we have…

How to Enjoy Clothes Shopping (especially for Men)

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In the mid-1980’s in Manhattan, I was a personal shopper for professional men and women. It was good experience for the psychotherapist I would eventually become: everyone’s insecurities make a strong – and often unexpected – appearance when it comes to buying clothes for ourselves….

How can I be happy?

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Dear Michael: I know you’ll never print this in your column, because it’s too hard a question (even Dear Abby would reject it), but anyway, here goes:  how can I be happy?  I have all the trappings of a great life, and yet I feel I’m only…

A broken heart

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Who among us hasn’t has our heart broken, at least once? It’s impossible to get through life without it. People are unpredictable, they hurt us despite their best intentions. Pets, partners, beloved friends and relatives die. We fall in love with someone who doesn’t feel…

Does Meditation Really Work?

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Dear Michael: Recently a friend told me that I should meditate.  I really don’t know what meditation is.  I am not into religion or spirituality or that stuff, is that what meditation is about?  I am a really hyper, anxious person who worries a lot, and my friend…