Tag Archives: psychoanalysis

“I hate my needy girlfriend but I can’t leave her. Help.” Proper Advice for Real Change.

I am a 30-year-old man in a professional job. My career is going well, but the one thing in my life I am not enjoying is my relationship. My girlfriend, 25, has a beautiful five-year-old daughter, who I adore, and … Continue reading

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“How do I banish all negative or morally dubious thoughts, please?” Thoughtful Advice from a Psychoanalytic Perspective.

“I am a 34-year-old woman who (probably like many others) lies awake from 2 or 3am most nights. There is a calm but doggedly persistent stream of thoughts, images and scenarios running on a loop in my mind. I think … Continue reading

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“My abusive husband says he’ll kill himself if I leave.” Proper Advice from a Psychoanalytic Viewpoint

At 22, I married a dreadful man and got out after four years. Then I fell in love with a good man for two years and had a nervous breakdown when we split. Then (off work), I met the elder … Continue reading

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I Am Josef Vissarionovich

Chapter One The patient was crouched on his bed, rickety knees to his hollow chest, black eyes staring towards the small barred window, out to the pale grey sky. It was snowing in relentless wet streaks, but the room where … Continue reading

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I am Josef Vissarionovich

Chapter One The patient was crouched on his bed, rickety knees to his hollow chest, black eyes staring towards the small barred window, out to the pale grey sky. It was snowing in relentless wet streaks, but the room where … Continue reading

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