Topic: therapy

I’m No Longer F*cked Up, But I Still Go To Therapy. You Should, Too.

Iâm No Longer F*cked Up, But I Still Go To Therapy. You Should, Too.

Even though I’m into meditation, questioning life, and Buddhism, I’m pretty much the biggest asshole on the face of the planet. I’m the kind of person who does Bikram Hot Yoga and then lights up a cigarette the minute I’ve said Namaste. The kind of broad who has Buddha figurines all around her house, yet ends up using one to throw in a fit of rage. The kind of person who ends up having an anxiety attack whenever she tries to truly relax. You know, the kind of woman who has an Eastern mudra necklace that is supposed to ward off negativity, but sadly bought it from Lauren Conrad’s line at Kohls.

I mean, but at least I try. It’s also why therapists love me. I’m neurotic and I know it, but hey, I do TRY. More »

A Modern Girl’s Musings On Marriage: What Marriage Counselors Get Wrong (And Right)

A Modern Girl's Musings On Marriage: What Marriage Counselors Get Wrong (And Right)

when they do the insider scoop stories – you know, the “what your cleaning lady won’t tell you,” or “10 things to ask your hair dresser.”

So when they wrote a piece about 13 Things Your Marriage Counselor Won’t Tell You, I felt compelled to share with the ladies at TheGloss the post and my married-girl’s commentary on the juiciest bits. More »

Dr. Drew, You and I Are So Over

Dr. Drew, You and I Are So Over

For a long time, I was a big Dr. Drew fan. I watched Loveline and learned quite a bit about sexuality from his careful, openminded explanations. But the more famous Dr. Drew got, the more uneasy I felt. On Celebrity Rehab, he skirted the line of appropriateness several times, whether it was agreeing to televise therapy sessions (yes, they do have educational value, but they felt invasive), letting rehab patients get away with behavior that would have gotten them kicked out of any other facility (sneaking in guests, doing drugs, getting in fights), and barely concealing his crush on model Amber Smith. During the seasons of Celebrity Rehab and its sibling show Sex Rehab, I still managed to convince myself that Dr. Drew was still a good, well-intentioned guy despite all the ridiculousness. But it’s over. In the words of Sammi from Jersey Shore, I’m done. The final nail in the coffin? The Teen Mom season two finale special, which aired on Tuesday night. More »