All posts by Hilary Jacobs Hendel, Psychotherapist/Author

22

Apr'17

Are You Really Sorry?

Apologizing is hard. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of an insincere apology, you know how demoralizing that …

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22

Feb'17

Why Am I Uncomfortable Getting Close to People?

Many of us are hesitant to get emotionally close to others. Getting close means sharing feelings, thoughts, wishes and dreads …

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10

Jul'16

The Healing Power of Hugs

One day several years ago, I spontaneously hugged a patient of mine, Gretchen. It was during a moment in which …

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05

Jul'16

What Mad Men Taught Us About Trauma, Shame and Recovery

Don Draper was a survivor of childhood trauma. But, when we first met Don, the protagonist of the acclaimed television …

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27

Jun'16

It’s Not Always Depression, Sometimes It’s Shame

How can it be that a seemingly depressed person, one who shows clinical symptoms, doesn’t respond to antidepressants or psychotherapy? …

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15

Jun'16

Men and Intimacy: How Do Our Families Shape Us?

“The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and …

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07

Jun'16

The Unattainable Standard For Men

Picture a twenty-four-year-old adorable, intelligent but anxious and insecure young man. Joe, as I will call him, often feels frightened. …

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