Tag Archives : Dr. Cecilia Ford

Film & Television

Filming the Mind: Mental Illness in the Movies

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

On the whole, however, mental states are very difficult to put on film for obvious reasons, and it takes very good writing and even better acting to do it well. Furthermore, it’s hard to understand mental illness from the outside and Hollywood’s need to oversimplify things for dramatic reasons can have negative consequences.

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Emotional Health · Marriage & Life Partners · Menopause · Sex & Sexuality

Dr. Ford: Should She Let Her Husband Know She No Longer Wants to Have Sex With Him?

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

You can let your husband know that there were too many years when you felt overwhelmed and under-supported and that the cumulative effect of that experience combined with your age has left you without desire. How he responds to your honest statement might open up the opportunity to work on some of the issues between you, which I would recommend, if you want to have a close and harmonious future.

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Emotional Health · Family & Friends

Grandchildren: Pleasures and Burdens

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

As a parent, you are free to make your own decisions, but when you are taking care of someone else’s children, you are expected to abide by their rules. This can be especially sticky within families, because as a caretaker you have been given responsibilities, but may not be given much of a “voice” in the decision making.

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Emotional Health · Film & Television · Marriage & Life Partners

Movie Review: ‘Carol’ — A Love Story

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

One of the remarkable things about the film is that the issue of homosexuality is almost “incidental.” The film is a love story first, and the details of the lovers are secondary. Within the story, many of the familiar but important themes are present: How much pain can the lovers endure? What will they be willing to risk to be together? Can their love endure after they have hurt each other and is real forgiveness possible?

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Emotional Health

Random Acts of Violence: How to Avoid Living in Fear

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

While we cannot control all the dangers in the world, we can control our response to them. We don’t have to give in to the terrorists’ plan and respond by distancing ourselves further and making the world all the more divided. Educating yourself and your family about what is really dangerous is the best way to stay safe.

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Emotional Health · Health

Dr. Ford on Emotional Health: Our Grown Children Still Need Us

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.
By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

Parents, of course, want the best for their children from the moment they are born and are used to doing everything they can to help them. Continuing that support into adulthood has spread, experts say, largely because the economy of the last decade has fallen short in generating good job opportunities for their millennial children.

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