Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Modern [psychotherapeutic] Family.

Me: I just emailed my parents to tell them I don't like their favorite psychology theory. It's basically exactly like when you told your parents you're gay.

Matt: Wow! What made you decide it was the right time to come out to them?!

Me: I just need to be my real self!!

My mom: Sweetie, lots of people experiment with different theories in grad school. I think this is just a phase.

Me: (facepalm)

My dad: Em, here, please just read this essay I wrote on psychoanalysis!! It will really help you understand this better. I'm sure that what's really going on is that you're confused about what psychoanalysis really means.

Me: (facepalm)

My mom: You know, I think this is really about that you're so deeply psychodynamic that you can't even see it right now. Probably it scares you.

Me: (facepalm)

Matt: Just give them time. It's hard for parents when kids don't turn out how they expected.


Leslie said...

Anonymous said...

great post. I am curious why you disagree with psychoanalysis....finding it very gospelish myself. Hope we meet face to face sometime to discuss - or shoot me an email and we can discuss that way. I have a book for you :-) The Kingdom Within by John Sanford.

tony sheng said...

i like how your mom used the word 'psychodynamic.' i want to start using that.

Emily Miner said...

I LOVE YOU! This is really funny... also I wanted to let you know that Javan and I started a blog too :)

It has pottery and life stuff on it, so great!

Mary said...

this is just so wonderful.

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