Good Enough is the New Perfect

August 15, 2014 8:41 PM

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When I first met Molly for a psychotherapy consultation, she struck me as an intelligent, highly ambitious woman and a thoughtful and caring mother. Molly's identity seemed to be tied primarily to her work life of 20 plus years. She considered herself a "superwoman" in her executive capacity, and, although she loved her daughters deeply, she felt less competent and more tentative in her role as mother.

When her daughters entered their adolescent years and began exhibiting risky behaviors, Molly felt compelled to shift her focus and attention from the demands of her high-powered professional life to the needs of her girls. She realized that this was her last real opportunity to influence her childr...

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