By Alex Chapunoff, LMHC
You may be happy to learn that, as a whole person, you have many parts. The body has many parts, why should the mind or personality be different? The way you think, feel, and act is a composite result of how your parts are doing. It makes more sense than the typical “unitary” approach in psychology where a person is seen as being “one personality only” or, at most, two personalities—conscious and subconscious. It explains things that prior seemed incomprehensible.
By Alex Chapunoff, LMHC, TIRF
Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a middle-aged couple married for many years. Financially, they are doing well but Kay feels the spark has long left the marriage, leaving her with a mechanical, routine existence. She yearns for real connection to, and emotional authenticity with, her husband: unfortunately, he is very closed off and skeptical, and aloofly resists her attempts to change the comfortable (for him) but bland status quo.
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