Month: August 2014

Codependency : Steps to Recovery in Therapy

The term “Steps to Recovery” is perhaps a bit misleading. There are no guarantees in the process and a lot of things must come together at once. At the heart of this process is a willingness to work on oneself and to accept that co-dependency is an issue in relationships. This means accepting responsibility for…

Suicide: A Personal Story

“Did you really want to die?” “No one commits suicide because they want to die.” “Then why do they do it?” “Because they want to stop the pain.” Tiffanie DeBartolo…How to kill a Rock Star As a psychologist, I have been involved with patients who have, at some time in their lives, thought seriously about…

People Who Commit Suicide Are Not Selfish or Cowardly!!

The recent death of one of the funniest men on film has unearthed more debate about suicide and why people do it. One of the more unsavory elements of the coverage is the amount of people with the misplaced belief that suicide is a selfish and cowardly act taken by people who have no thought…

On Being A Father…

Being on holiday, I have had some exclusive time with my near two year old, Ryan. With my wife being away on a seminar, we have spent two quality days together. This is very important to me and one can see that it is important for him too. It is also a far cry from…