Most people would rather be right than happy
A few years ago, shortly after I made a career change and moved my family from Canada to the United States, I became depressed and started seeing a bad therapist. OK, maybe I shouldn’t say “bad”, but he was just not very effective for me. He often seemed bored during our conversations, and once when I asked him what it was like to listen to people’s problems all day he replied, “It’s a real treat.” O-Kay.
He was a psychologist and had written a book, which I dutifully bought and read. However, all I remember about the book is that it involved some theory of relationships as triangles, and one person in the triangle had to do things differently and stop re-creating negative patterns. I’m not sure that makes any sense now that I think about it, so I guess neither the book, nor most of his advice, stuck with…
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