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Mental Illness or Mental Injury?

Whey do we call certain aberrant behavior, thoughts or feelings an illness? Almost every day, we see in the media a plea to take "mental illness" more seriously. While this is a noble and worthwhile endeavor, it has had little...
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Can This Marriage Be Saved?

Can this therapist be saved? Many years ago, before we had invented feminist psychology and psychotherapy, I enrolled in a large Midwestern University’s Psychology Department to begin my study of Clinical Psychology. I already had a Masters degree, which, in...
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Are Transitions Killing Us?

"Toxic Masculinity" As neuroscience has shown, our human brains start life with a great degree of plasticity. They are designed to learn from the environment and from people and influences that “matter.” [1] Generally, these are the adult caretakers and...
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What has happened to American education?

Our basic problem Despite the decades of discussion about the objectification of women’s bodies and appearance, the essence of toxic masculinity continues. Boys are still learning that what matters most about a woman is her appearance. The Internet has permitted...
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