Family enmeshment…how to set healthy boundaries.

This term, enmeshment, may be a new term to some. But in psychology, it is a concept that describes family relationships “where personal boundaries are diffused, sub-systems undifferentiated, and over-concern for others leads to a loss of autonomous development.Enmeshed in parental needs, trapped in a discrepant role function, a child may lose their capacity for self-direction; their…

Fatherhood from the Black/Brown Experience

I was tuning in to a live video of an African-american male describing his experience of fatherhood from the perspective of being a black/brown male in America. One of the responses from a woman was, “I wish that I could say Happy Father’s Day to my father and my son’s father, but neither of them…