Category Archives: Family Counseling New York

Loyalty Binds and How Couples Can Deal with Them

Here is a wonderful YouTube video that we found by Marcia Sheinberg of the Ackerman Institute: Loyalty binds experienced by families. Loyalty binds are discussed in four different contexts: Problems with In-Laws: The key here is to respect your lover’s loyalty to his or her family members even if you don’t much care for some […]

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In Struggling with Shame, a Man has as Much Right as a Woman to a Good Cry Now and Then

This story comes from a recent excerpt from The Writer’s Almanac published by Garrison Keillor. It’s an inspiring story because it reveals how a gifted man used his feelings of shame to create something beautiful. We often use the story to encourage the men we work with to show their deeper feelings of shame and […]

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Collaborative Divorce that Works

When the romance is over but platonic caring and concern for each others happiness and well being are still very strong, Marriage Couples and Relationship Counseling collaborative divorce coaching can help by reducing conflict and managing emotional reactions that interfere with good decisions that enhance the well being of your family, especially where kids are […]

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A Re-Write of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” that addresses serious ethical issues with an ending in which the ward patients are encouraged to heal and grow.

This post identifies a number of serious ethical issues in the treatment of patients in the psychiatric ward in the film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and proposes a re-write of the story climax in which the ward patients, including McMurphy, are encouraged to engage in narrative group therapy. The film (Forman, 1975) begins […]

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The Younger Family in “Raisin in the Sun” and their struggle for fulfillment and happiness in an oppressive white society.

Synopsis of the Story The Youngers are by any measure an impressive family. A part of the great Black migration from the South, Walter Younger Sr. and his devoted wife Lena settled in a tiny, cramped apartment on the south side of Chicago successfully made a secure life for themselves and their two children, Walter […]

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