Trending Topics in Psychotherapy: Money, Politics, & Couples

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Dr. Nando Pelusi, contributing editor to Psychology Today magazine and a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York City, continues with this November series on what's trending in therapy. This week: money, politics, and couples.

Listeners: What's straining your relationship these days? Is the bad economy, the polarized politics, or, say, your views on Occupy Wall Street surfacing in your relationship challenges? Tell us if you think your relationship challenges reflect a current trend. Comment here. 


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Comments [7]

Christopher Hob from NYC

I tend to disagree and am infuriated with the callous comments from Tom, Mick and Isaac. It's obvious that the aforementioned never had pyschotherapy, are not good listeners but simple and simply wait their turn to speak. It's obvious that Dr Pelusi is the opposite of "Trite" had anyone listened to the show. In these trying times, the ability to start a valid dialogue in the hopes to better one's perspective, while finding the best solution to cope, is a comment worth reading like, LRC.

Nov. 13 2011 11:25 AM

In these tough economic times I think "fiscal betrayal,"(as coined by Dr. Pelusi), is a significant, but frequently unlabeled issue. If more people become aware of the concept and voiced it to their partner--"I feel fiscally betrayed" --it would provide a first step in solving the problem vs. the merry-go-round of nasty comments and resentful feelings. Pelusi is on target.

Nov. 12 2011 10:26 AM

This "doctor" is clueless...horrible at this radio stuff. All he hears are the buzz words...

Nov. 10 2011 06:38 PM
Isaac Shladovsky from East Brunswick, NJ

I wish to second Mick's comment with one word, "trite".

Nov. 10 2011 11:11 AM
Robert from NYC

Do I pass these people on the street? Maybe I ought to get a gun license!!

Nov. 10 2011 10:58 AM
mick from NYC

This guy shows why psychotherapy gets a bad name.

Nov. 10 2011 10:58 AM
jgarbuz from Queens

It's amazing how men are expected to bring everything to a "relationship" whereas women are expected to bring nothing but their wombs! A man is still expected to be a provider, and a good listener (never a talker), and a romantic lover, etc. A women doesn't feel she has to bring anything other than her womb. The one thing a man needs if he wants something called "family."

But is it fair? And is it enough?

Nov. 10 2011 10:54 AM

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