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Life On the Couch

Toilets, Teenagers and Testosterone

If you are a parent, and you parent teenagers, I think you’ll relate to what I’m writing about today. Today started off innocently enough, and then took a turn with the 13-year-old with a testosterone-fueled attitude. Teens pretty much suck.  Add ADHD to that and the complexity increases along with my stress and gray hair. No one […]

March, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sirius Has To Go

Have you ever tried to quit Sirius XM? It’s harder than you think. The difficulty lies in the hard sell at the end meant to dissuade you from actually quitting.  It reminds me of the Friends episode, I want to Quit the Gym. Sirius needs to go. There was no sexy supermodel to disorient me, […]

February, 2019 | 0 Comments

Peace with Demons

Making peace with demons

When we have perpetual problems we can’t solve we can call them demons.  We all have them and those that pretend they don’t are lying. Seriously, I call bullshit. Some demons are small but tricky, kind of like Gremlins.  Others are nasty, chronic things like substance abuse or never-ending self-loathing.  How do you deal with these […]

November, 2018 | 0 Comments

Intuition Isn’t Crazy

The third characteristic of Parental Identity Discovery™ brings us to another felt-sense experience, much like the gut instinct in the “stranger characteristic” – intuition. At some point everyone is made aware of that felt sense in a striking, unsettling manner.  For me it was an other-worldly whisper in my ear that my dad wasn’t really my […]

October, 2018 | 3 Comments

The Grief Effect

Shock and overwhelm are probably the first experiences when you receive DNA results that tell you the father or mother who raised you is not your biological parent.  The shock is so surreal that it felt like a grief reaction to me, akin to when someone close to you dies.  It is very helpful to […]

October, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Stranger Within

black sheep, stranger within

Being on the Outside What was it like the last time you felt you didn’t fit in? Was it as a kid at school?  Maybe it was a bad fit in a work environment.  How would it feel to sense you didn’t fit into your family?  For roughly 1.5 million people learning their paternity is […]

September, 2018 | 0 Comments

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