Paint Me Black

In recent years I’ve read a lot about being “painted black”, also known as “splitting”.  It means thinking in extremes, and has been described by such people as Anna Freud and Sigmund Freud. Splitting occurs naturally in childhood, as part of the developmental process where children learn about good vs bad, and how to integrate … More Paint Me Black

Miscommunications Abound, as does Forgiveness

This title describes perfectly, the existence of living with another culture. Most people, it turns out, will forgive you for being human.  And nowhere is a person’s humanness so prominent, as during time spent with those from another culture. Misunderstandings abound, and only a minority of these misunderstandings relate to conflict.  Most of them are … More Miscommunications Abound, as does Forgiveness