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    Divorcing Family in January

    Divorcing Family in January

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Dave has fallen into the depression he regularly feels at the end of the year. He tries to explain it all as Seasonal Affective Disorder, but…

    Entitlement and Gratitude

    Entitlement and Gratitude

    By Tom Moon, MFT The Thanksgiving season is traditionally a time to turn our attention to everything for which we feel grateful. It’s a good time to give some thought…

    Tez Anderson Kicks ASS

    Tez Anderson Kicks ASS

    By Tom Moon, MFT When Tez Anderson learned that he was HIV-positive in 1986, the doctor told him that he could expect to live for about two more years. He…

    Four Liberating Questions

    Four Liberating Questions

    By Tom Moon, MFT– Corey came to see me, consumed with hurt and rage. Two years ago, his partner Lyle, whom Corey said “was the love of my life,” abruptly…

    How Should We Speak to Each Other? Part 2: Focus on Needs, Not Judgments

    How Should We Speak to Each Other? Part 2: Focus on Needs, Not Judgments

    By Tom Moon, MFT In the last issue, I shared that the first step in practicing effective speech is to keep our eyes on the prize—to be constantly mindful of…

    Nonviolent Communication, Part 1

    Nonviolent Communication, Part 1

    By Tom Moon, MFT One of the many bad effects of the current regime in Washington is that it has accelerated an already alarming national trend toward political hate speech,…

    Vengeance Isn’t Sweet

    Vengeance Isn’t Sweet

    By Tom Moon, MFT Mike spent years building a business with his boyfriend, Dave. At first everything worked beautifully: the business grew exponentially and was soon more profitable than either…

    Fusers and Isolators

    Fusers and Isolators

    By Tom Moon, MFT Andy and Eddie have been together for eight years and have a deep love for each other. They rarely fight, and when they do, it’s usually…

    Standing in Love

    Standing in Love

    By Tom Moon, MFT “In this world there are only two tragedies; one is not getting what one wants, the other is getting it.” This line from Oscar Wilde reminds…

    What Makes It Hard to Forgive?

    What Makes It Hard to Forgive?

    By Tom Moon, MFT A few years ago, while speaking at a workshop on the subject of forgiveness, I asked how many people in the auditorium had never experienced deep…

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