August 11, 2007
Have not finished this weekend’s NYT Mag article on marriage counseling, so do not know if it’s recommendation-worthy, but I do know that I liked this paragraph enough to blog it immediately:
One of her basic tasks, she told me, is “titrating anxiety,” challenging people enough so that they’ll feel the pressure to change but not so much as to send them spinning off in alarm or confusion. As she put it another time: “Causing the right amount of trouble is an art form.”
So applicable to so many things beyond counseling!