As 2020 dawns, its time to look forward, and actively set ourselves up for success in the New Year.
I sat down with Good Day Fox 4 host, Lauren Przybyl, to discuss tips for surviving the holidays and my book "Loving Hard-To-Love Parents."
Are you "celebrating" the holidays with a difficult relative or friend this year? Then you MUST watch my new video.
Authors and playwrights always build conflict into their stories.
Why? Because, if there is no conflict, there is no story.
There is a valuable psychological message in this for regular people and real life.
Listen as Dr. Chafetz explains.
Anyone whose spouse develops dementia quickly finds their life profoundly and painfully disrupted.
If you know someone in this situation and would like to be a stronger support to them, please watch this week's video and give me a call.
Does having an unpleasant emotion mean that you have a big problem?
Hear my opinion, then let's chat about how we can work together.
We have all heard of the effects of the smartphone on people being truly present with each other.
In this week's vlog, I discuss the irony that our interface with the smartphone is called a "screen."
Check it out, then let's chat about how we can work together.
I often quote the words of other people.
Why do we do this?
Who quotes your words?
In this week's video, I discuss these questions.
Patients often comment how difficult it must be for psychologists to "listen to people's troubles all day."
Sharon's mother has been difficult forever. Sharon has negative feelings about herself and a hard time keeping friends.
Is there a connection?
People differ in how much emotional closeness they want with their significant other.
In this week's vlog, I discuss how the degree of emotional closeness we have can affect our happiness.
This week's video is about Phil, who has struggled with a difficult father all of his life. As a result, Phil has had trouble relating to certain other people, too.
If Phil's dilemma sounds familiar to you, we should talk.
Helping people through life's transitions is not just my job, but truly my passion.
In this week's video, I describe Denise*, whose pleasant mom has become difficult with the onset of dementia.
If Denise's dilemma sounds familiar to you, we should talk.
*Not to be confused with Clarisse, discussed in my previous vlog!
In this week's video, I describe Clarisse.
Have you ever realized something about your life or work, even though it had been true for many years? I did!
In this week's video, I reflect on the moment I coined the term CODOP, for Children of Difficult Older Parents, and became inspired to write my book, "Loving Hard-to-Love Parents."
Watch this weeks vlog about that moment of "sudden insight." Perhaps a new insight awaits you
In this week's vlog, I describe how a loved one's impairment calls for adjustments to your guiding principals.
Can you accurately describe how you feel?
Do you have a difficult person in your life? This week's vlog discusses my time-tested two-part recipe for avoiding pointless confrontation with an unreasonable person.
This week's vlog highlights a concept I discuss in my book: personality disorders. People with a personality disorder look and act in most ways like everyone else, yet they can cause serious pain to those closest to them.
To learn more about this "pathology masquerading as normalcy," watch this week's vlog.
Do you have any traits of a difficult person?
If you have a difficult relative, you probably have a history of repetitive and unproductive conversations with them. Watch this week's YouTube vlog to learn how to be a "smarter fish" and not take the bait!
I am happy to announce that I will be starting a new video blog series on my YouTube channel. Visit my YouTube channel to see my first of many vlogs.
It's the season of giving! I'd like to gift you a lasting value idea. Here is a gift that truly keeps giving....
Man-made space satellites are a bit like people. They are assembled with extreme care and precision in a single-purpose environment in which they must not remain. Then, with great effort and drama, they are launched into the environment for which they were designed.
“My passion is ensuring that every adult is mentally ready to succeed in all transitions that comprise the adult years. The meaning in my life comes from helping my patients see themselves, their situation, their future, and the entire world with new eyes and a newly courageous attitude.
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