Category: Triangle of Conflict

  • The desire to be liked

    “I have a question about the triangle of conflict. Are feelings always necessary for the formation of a presenting problem? Suppose you meet a stranger the first time, feel anxious, and, to make a good impression, you act superficially nice or smile too much. I understand that anxiety might rise because you fear rejection, but…

  • No answer I ever give is good enough!

    A client spent 2 sessions ruminating no matter how much I try to block him, saying he needs to understand the process of therapy before he engages. I identified and clarification to no avail (I didn’t challenge him as he was quite fragile). He just insisted he needed to understand before he continued. So after…