Category Archives: personal psychology (Roger W. Smith observations re)

a valuable lesson

    I have had occasion because of an unpleasant experience with someone close to me to think of something I learned once. In the interests of confidentiality, let’s just say that the situation from my past, the “lesson” (with … Continue reading

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meddlers

    One of the best friends of my wife and myself is a married man with an adopted son; he has been a friend of ours forever. I admire him greatly for his intellect and personal qualities. He has a horrible family situation … … Continue reading

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Immersing Oneself Is To Be Desired

    If you trap the moment before it’s ripe, The tears of repentance you’ll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go You can never wipe off the tears of woe.   — William Blake, “If … Continue reading

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“Friendships: Forming, Preserving, and (Sometimes) Knowing When to End Them”

oward a Psychology of Being Mar 7, 2014 by Abraham H. Maslow   “It has by now been sufficiently demonstrated that the human being has, as part of his intrinsic construction, not only physiological needs, but also truly psychological ones. … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “Reflections on How I Deal with Lingering Resentments”

    This brief essay is concerned with the need we all feel sometimes to overcome ill effects and resentments from long past experiences. One example may serve to illustrate what I am thinking about: my lingering resentment and anger … Continue reading

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Anger Management 101

    I have had occasion to be thinking a lot in the past week about anger. Having been under considerable stress for various reasons, I have lost my temper on several occasions. I found myself doing this over trivial … Continue reading

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Preadolescence

  A full downloadable Word document is below.     Below (following some introductory remarks of my own) are excerpts from the writings of the psychiatrist-psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan. A gifted writer who is a pleasure to read. A psychiatrist … Continue reading

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