#30: Change the self (Part 2)

Any effort toward assuming responsibility for one’s own distress, toward containing one’s own needs a little better, toward blaming the other less, or toward controlling one’s emotional responsiveness to the other is a step toward reduction in […] tension.
— Family Therapy in Clinical Practice, Dr. Murray Bowen
 

To view part 1: http://learningtocommit.com/blog/cat
To view the entire series, from online dating to relationship disaster, click: My Love, Where Art Thou?  

This week's comic was inspired by a conversation I (Avrum) had with Kim Smiley of The Empathy Effect: Bit.ly/TheEmpathyEffect

With additional help from Marriage and Family Therapist Lorna Hecht