Is It A Crisis Or Does It Just Feel Like One

Written by Dr. Dorree Lynn


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Many events that feel like a crisis can be handled with time or may propel you to seek help. For example, your long term lover has suddenly walked out,repparttar school has called to inform you that your child has Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), your sister calls to tell you that she thinks you have never loved her, your boss has reneged onrepparttar 126292 promotion he promised you, your spouse wants a divorce, or your father is ill and dying. Again, I urge you to remember that these are not crises, they only feel that way. The sense of intolerable pain can usually be tolerated long enough to evaluate your feelings and determine whether or not you need help. You need time to sort out what you feel, what is real, what you can or should do, and, possibly, your portion of responsibility in these events. Very little must be done inrepparttar 126293 moment. Often a little extra time inrepparttar 126294 short-term can avoid long-term mistakes.

Life is too hard to do alone,

Dr. D.

Dorree Lynn, PH.D.



Dr. Dorree Lynn is co-founder of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Psychotherapy and a practicing clinician in New York and Washington, DC. Dr. Lynn served on the executive board of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and she is on the editorial board of their publication, Voices. She is also a regular columnist for the Washington, DC newspaper, The Georgetowner. Dr. Lynn is a noted speaker and well known on the lecture circuit.


Father's Day

Written by Dr. Dorree Lynn


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My mother never understoodrepparttar specialness of these outings. Actually, neither of my parentís did. She knew I was away forrepparttar 126291 day and therefore I was not underfoot. And, he had a companion, notrepparttar 126292 son he wanted, but I didrepparttar 126293 best I could to give himrepparttar 126294 joy he wished for. Baseball became our bond as it also became part of my lifeblood.

Fatherís Day, 2001 years after both my parentís death: They are gone but baseball is still with me. The guys in my psychotherapy practice are often surprised at how much I know and how passionate I get discussingrepparttar 126295 game. We wander into discussions of how muchrepparttar 126296 game has changed. We debaterepparttar 126297 appropriateness ofrepparttar 126298 playerís now mega salaries. We argue plays and groan or applaud a home run. The men who have entrusted their lives to my professional skills and I bond. I have my dadís baseball education to thank for that ability. I could never berepparttar 126299 son he wanted. I havenít forgottenrepparttar 126300 pain of always knowing that. But, forrepparttar 126301 now grownup grandmother who as a small girl tried to be what her dad wanted, baseball remains. I am grateful for that gift.

Life is too hard to do alone,

Dr. D.

Dorree Lynn, PH.D.



Dr. Dorree Lynn is co-founder of the Institute for the Advanced Study of Psychotherapy and a practicing clinician in New York and Washington, DC. Dr. Lynn served on the executive board of the American Academy of Psychotherapists and she is on the editorial board of their publication, Voices. She is also a regular columnist for the Washington, DC newspaper, The Georgetowner. Dr. Lynn is a noted speaker and well known on the lecture circuit.


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