Dancing with Donald

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Ultimately – narcissists are all about window dressing – and Trump is masterful at scoring a trophy wife.

Now he just needs a “trophy-Veep.”

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Warning Labels

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Anyone who has been in a toxic relationship knows that these relationships are likely taking the greatest toll on your health – they are the reason you don’t get enough sleep, that you may rush through meals or eat to cope, that you fall back into unhealthy coping habits such as smoking, drugs or alcohol.

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Til Death Do Us Part………

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If we elect a pathological narcissist, we are headed for the landscape of a narcissistic relationship and all of its disappointing fallout. By and large narcissistic relationships always follow a similar roadmap. Excitement, entertainment, seduction, promise of a bright new future, followed by disappointment, dashed expectations, desolation and abuse.

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A Thank You Note to Donald Trump

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Life has turned into the granddaddy of reality shows – Survivor. We are spending our days figuring out how to “outwit, outplay and outlast” each other. Is it any wonder that Donald Trump’s vitriol and divisive rhetoric are “trumping” many of the other candidates?

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Dating and Dessert: A Tweet Chat on More Love, Less Calories

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“Let’s go out for cupcakes,” he said. Seems innocuous, in fact, downright sweet. However, my friend was getting pretty bummed out. She likes the guy, it’s a new relationship, but she also has been working hard on a physical training regimen, and on losing weight. And it hasn’t been easy. She likes him, but would […]

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Half of Life is Showing Up: Flakiness and Relationships in Los Angeles

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As a parent, I recognize that these conversations are on my radar – but more and more I hear people pulling at their hair and saying “kids these days are so entitled”, “what happened to manners?”, “kids can’t pay attention to anything” etc. etc. We reap what we sow. I live in Los Angeles, California. […]

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Broken Hearts and Relationships: When the Psychologist Needs a Cardiologist

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Broken hearts are like labor pains.  We forget how badly they hurt because if we remembered we would never have a second child, and we would never take another chance. My heart was broken today.   I am smart, circumspect, use data to inform my decisions, and yet here I was again. How did I fall […]

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Baby Shower Gifts – What a Parent Really Needs

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My sister is having a baby – a boy, due in November. It is my first foray into being an aunt. I am so excited about her pregnancy, about being an “Auntie”, about being with a baby again. I have two phenomenal daughters, never intend to have more. I love babies. I actually don’t like […]

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Drink, Pray, Indifference – A Love Story for One

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Let me start with a disclaimer. I am sure that Elizabeth Gilbert is a lovely woman. She writes well, she is absolutely charming and beautiful, and I am happy that everything worked out for her. However, I actually skimmed the book and got too aggravated to finish it. In addition, her engaging treatise on marriage […]

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