Re: Divorce: shared custody should be mandatory

Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 20:28:03 PST

In a message dated 2/22/01 8:37:01 PM Eastern Standard Time,

<< The strange thing is that all forms of therapy seem
 to work equally well, when looking at social science's admittedly poor data
 on this subject. >>

hard to tell, lisa, because one data field would be "how much more fucked up
would this family be without intervention?" immeasurable.

when i mentioned family therapy i guess i assumed you'd know by today's
definition it's mostly education and support, not couches and panaceas.
raising children is not 100% intuitive and most families, once involved in
therapy, welcome the help. some people just don't have it all the answers.

regarding different schools of therapy, i guess it's like different
antibiotics. i wouldn't rule one class out because it didn't work all the
time on all the patients. and, like a prescription, most people in therapy
don't last the whole course but drop out prematurely, as soon as they start
feeling better. when it all falls apart, they say "it didn't work." yeah


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