Frustrations in Marriage

Frustrations in Marriage

“Yes, there are frustrations in marriage. A successful life means you creatively adapt to your reality and turn every frustration into a challenge to be dealt with. You can adapt to, and grow from, your current reality. Or you can continue to suffer and remain...
Curing an Obsession with Food

Curing an Obsession with Food

Reading Time: 4 minutes Every time I see a new patient come into my office with a food obsession, I am reminded of how durable the obsession is, and how difficult it is for the person to see what is really going on. From a therapist’s perspective, what I am...
How Can I Motivate Myself?

How Can I Motivate Myself?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Dear Dr. Gould, I have carried an extra 10 lbs of weight most of my adult life. It’s hard to reduce my meal size. Somehow, my mind reasons that, if my life is interesting enough I’ll eat less. Yet, no matter how interesting my life...
Emotional Eating Triggers

Emotional Eating Triggers

“Emotional eating triggers are usually based on a need to soothe emotional pain. Perhaps, then, the next time we see someone overweight, or don’t like what we see in the mirror, instead of saying, “There’s a person who eats too much,” we...
The Origin of Your Guilt

The Origin of Your Guilt

Reading Time: 3 minutes A patient came in to see me the other day who I hadn’t seen for three months. She was doing well and in the final stage of being “cured” of her food obsession. However, in the three days just before her appointment, she had a...