The wild ride that has been 2020 continues with autumn bringing new challenges. My practice has seen a surge of new patients. Watch my video to learn why.
The global pandemic continues, but I believe we have reached "the end of the beginning." In this vlog, I discuss what we should expect from ourselves and others now.
I wish you the best during these challenging times. If anyone you know is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support, and let me know if I can help.
As this pandemic stretches from weeks to months, the isolation caused by sheltering-in-place brings on a range of emotions and potentially conflicts with family, friends, and colleagues. If you or anyone you know is struggling, I am here to help. Call me.
Last week, Dr. Paul had the opportunity to speak to the Dallas Executives Association about "Connecting the Dots" during this pandemic.
In my latest vlog, I address our new reality of living with COVID-19 and the opportunity to make sure that later we have something to show for it.
I wish you all the best at this challenging time. If anyone you know is struggling, please encourage them to reach out for support, and let me know if I can help.
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.
“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.