So Moody continued! ๐Ÿ˜ค Session 2!!

May 03, 2023

Whoa! Got lots of feedback from last week’s newsletter! 


Last week I wrote: “If only clients would know that we therapists get connected to every phone call we take.”


I loved my father’s response to me:  “….. if only you would know that your readers get connected to every situation you describe.”


I understand that. Makes sense! Let’s discuss your feedback. 


Shifi, was this a real story? YES! Why would I lie? (To make a good newsletter? Lol, ok I hear that… but nope! I didn’t change the story. This time anyway ๐Ÿ˜‰)  It was intriguing to me - how surprising and sad it was to you that (sometimes) couples, “top girls” and “top boys” struggle after they get married. As a Family Therapist, these are calls I receive. So yes, although I do try to keep these Socially Appropriate-ish Newsletters happy and enjoyable to read, I gotta keep it real. 


Let’s discuss Medication. Lots of readers described (in confidence) how medication has changed their lives. Some of you asked me to repeat this point. So I will: Medication changes lives. It works. And there is no shame in taking medication if it will positively affect you and your spouse and the people around you. You don’t have to be bedridden, and/or completely dysfunctional to warrant medication.  Many of our readers are afraid that Young Lady we discussed will wait years and have multiple children before getting the right help.  It’s important to stress that – even if you look beautiful and put together on the outside – intense moodiness, tears, and anger will be detrimental to your attachments and relationships with the people around you (e.g. your husband and children). Please talk to your Internist, OB/GYN, or a psychiatrist if you feel that you’re often not in control of yourself. (Say that last sentence to yourself how they say it on the radio… is it called Staccato Voice? ๐ŸŽค)


Um, seriously Shifi. Nice plug for your course, but how exactly will your SOCIAL SKILLS MADE SIMPLE. Course help this young couple? It doesn’t sound like it’s a “social skills” issue? Ahh! Great question! And so glad you asked! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ok, listen up. Not every poorly regulated individual needs medication.  Often education and skills are what is needed. What this young wife and mother (and perhaps couple) appears to be missing is communication, empathy, appropriate emotion management, calming down skills, the ability to handle disappointment, frustration tolerance, anger management, and more. I believe that even (can I dare say “especially?”) - “top” - boys and girls need the tools and education to learn basic self-awareness and communication skills. EVERYONE DOES. I prepared a virtual course, based on lots of research,  which I truly believe will benefit every single person. SOCIAL SKILLS MADE SIMPLE. will teach you and your children what is NOT taught in school. (At the risk of sounding like a cheesy commercial - I am now providing a money-back guarantee because I am so confident!) As much as I would love for every elementary and high school to teach all of this material, sadly, this is simply not part of the curriculum! This course is for parents, married couples, young adults, teens, boys and girls who are dating, teachers, educators and therapists.  




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