Michael Stahl is a journalist, writer and editor based in Queens, New York. His work has appeared in several print and online publications, including RollingStone.com, Huffington Post, Splitsider, and Narratively where he serves as a features editor. Read more of his writing here.
If I keep myself buried in the muck of my mind, I could continue to absorb the compassion, empathy, acceptance, and support my therapist gives me twice a week.
“If just one person starts opening up, that usually encourages others to do the same and what real strength and courage is, in my opinion, is showing your vulnerability.”
Strength-based perspective therapy plays out kind of as a “rent-a-friend” dynamic with deeper psychological analysis happening in-session.
Why was I having so much trouble moving past my own decision to end the relationship?
Talking to a psychologist after my last breakup meant mourning all my exes.
Spooning a pillow can seriously soothe a troubled sleeper.