We encourage children to have boundless compassion for other people and in theory that’s a wonderful thing but in real life we’d be better served if we were raised to have bounded compassion, which is compassion with clear boundaries.
It can be a tricky balance to both grow kids for the future and be here with the present child in front of us at the exact same time.
There’s a common theme for lots of people who come to counseling and that theme is one I like to call The Groucho Marx Syndrome. This is named after Marx’s (perhaps apocryphal) response to a club that invited him to join their ranks: I don’t want to belong to any club that would have me as a member. Many of …
Infertility support groups work because for the most part everyone is on the same page. But when one member decides to call it quits, things can fall apart.