On The Couch with Wendy Aronsson | 4-26-14

On The Couch with Wendy Aronsson | 4-26-14
Wendy Aronsson, LCSW Listen to Podcast Wendy Aronsson, LCSW, has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1981 and is in private practice in Greenwich, Connecticut. She has consulted with local schools and was an active charter member of the special education section of the Greenwich Parent-Teacher Association. In addition, she developed and facilitated the Learning Differences Network for the Junior League of Greenwich in conjunction with Greenwich Hospital. She also serves as facilitator for “The ... Read More

Avoiding Holiday Blues

Avoiding Holiday Blues
Sugary songs sing all day, and advertisements to buy stuff you’re told can’t live without are on 24-hours wherever you turn. Commercialism may have taken some of the spirit out of the spirit of Christmas and as a result out of you. But, it doesn't have to be this way. Though, many people tend to get blue during this supposed season of joy, there are ways to combat that sense of impending doom and gloom. For some people unconscious feelings of past joyous holiday events evoke a sense of being ... Read More

LOVE TESTED BY POTENTIAL ILLNESS SCARE

LOVE TESTED BY POTENTIAL ILLNESS SCARE
My husband and I returned from a bountiful loving Thanksgiving week with family and friends in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, a most magical small city that well deserves it’s international reputation as a place of culture, art, intellectual interest beauty and home to among the most welcoming people I've ever encountered. We went with the secondary agenda of getting to know this walking city well enough to return, stay awhile and possibly down the road have a home there. Sunday we returned home ... Read More

WHY CHILDREN DENY PARENTS’ AGING

WHY CHILDREN DENY PARENTS’ AGING
Recently I've listened to three separate grown children, several, parents themselves, complain about their own parents’ self absorption because they wanted to talk about themselves, their surgeries and their life issues rather than only listen to their grown kids. As I've heard variations of these phenomena over the years, it’s made me more thoughtful about why this particular resentment is so commonplace.       It has to do with several important issues: A child ... Read More

A Daughter Lost

A Daughter Lost
As in all families, at times there are always losses that occur for one reason or another. At 52, one of my adopted daughters has left her family ties. As with a kaleidoscope I understand and try to forgive But, my very human anger and pain remain. The details of how this came about aren't important. Her personal story line is one she holds dear and at least at this point there is no opening for discussion. She has hurt many and may not even be aware of all the damage done and all she, as well ... Read More

Father’s Day 2013

Father’s Day 2013
Ages ago Father's Day evoked memories of my own dad now long gone. Now, with added years,the day has shifted to waiting to hear from our children wondering which one will remember to call, email or text. Relief and joy are evident after the first connection. Actually, it's my husband, the more sentimental between us, who awakens wondering which of the kids he will hear from first. He was an involved father who still holds family values etched in his heart. Though he says little about waiting, the ... Read More