First, I’d like to thank all of you who tuned into the program last night. It put me at ease to see some familiar names from the Shrink4Men website and forum in the chat stream. I also want to thank Shrink4Men community members who called into the show. I’m touched that jp, gmann and Peppy made the time to do so. I was very happy to hear your voices. The first caller was a former client, “Tim,” which was totally unexpected. I was floored by his kind and heartfelt words. Thank you, Tim.
Second, my sincere apologies to those of you who tried calling in, but didn’t get on the air. The show ran over by more than 45 minutes and we just ran out of time. I’ll be on the show again in late April and will suggest that we have less pre-recorded material and just get right to the calls. Next month’s topic will be how to “crazy-proof” yourself after ending an abusive relationship once you’re ready to wade back into the dating pool.
For those of you who missed it, here’s an embed of the show. The show begins with a “man on the street” style interview about Women’s History Month in which passersby struggle to identify women of historical import. If you’d like to skip that, I come on at about 18:30 on the counter. Mr Elam begins by asking me about my experiences in academia. I was pretty nervous, so this segment isn’t exactly my finest moment. We start talking about high-conflict and/or abusive personality disordered women at 31:05. We discuss the effects of toxic individuals on others at 35:41 and then the calls begin at 49:04 (click on the “Psycho Women from Hell” episode in the player):
If you have comments or questions about the show or my responses, please post them below. Thanks again to everyone for their support and hope you can tune in again next month!
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