Archive for January, 2006

Understanding Family Relationship Problems

Sunday, January 29th, 2006

One of the most difficult matters to confront with respect to family relationships is that you don’t control the entire relationship yourself. Whether the relationship thrives or withers isn’t up to you alone. As the saying goes, it takes two to tango. When major family relationship problems are encountered, it’s common to attempt a control […]

Beyond Self-Delusional Positive Thinking

Friday, January 27th, 2006

A common criticism of positive thinking is that it’s self-delusion.  Images of Saturday Night Live’s Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley come to mind:  “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!” I happen to think this criticism is perfectly valid.  I don’t do daily affirmations or recommend them to others because I think they’re a […]