I see many people in my psychotherapy practice who have the trappings of success but hate themselves and their lives, have no clue as to what makes them tick, and could care less about anything. I’ve railed against what I believe to be the cause of this syndrome, but have felt like a voice in the wilderness until I found William Deresiewicz’s brilliant indictment of our culture, as exemplified by our elite educational system, in his book, Excellent Sheep.
All too many parents of young-adult kids these days are facing problems like alcohol abuse, school failure, financial dependence, and a lack of motivation to get help. Just when they thought they would be able to reclaim their lives, their kids are getting into trouble, and it is taking an emotional and monetary toll on the parents. The kids are over 18. Legally, they do not have to do anything the parent says. However, the parents are left with an unenviable dilemma. Either they rescue their child yet again with nothing really changing or they let them fall, which could have dire consequences. What should a parent do? Find out the solution here.