Breaking the Rules: Dysfunctional Family Dynamics When my father died, I wrote an honest eulogy about the legacy of abuse and emotional unavailability he left behind. I wasn’t exactly processing his death as a means of saying goodbye, because I’d cut off ties with him nearly a decade previously. But the goodbye between us happened privately. And up until I… Continue reading Breaking the Rules: Dysfunctional Family Dynamics

The Discomfort of Other People

"Oh, excuse me, you're with them?" a 60-something year old, salt-and-pepper haired woman said to me as I approached my wife, in-laws, and twin daughters in the hotel lobby. "Yes, these are my daughters," I replied, my tone a bit more aggressive than I'd intended. Her husband turned around from fawning over our babies to… Continue reading The Discomfort of Other People