Mom in denial about son's disability: Normal or Nuts?
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
- Duration 3:32
- Date Dec 26, 2012
Dr. Keith Ablow weighs in
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Yeah basically that's right in my normal or might not stop this question everyone asked once a -- and it's a question we ask every week with doctor -- apple and Dennis found his.
Successes Fox News contributor and psychiatrist doctor keep apple good to see you back tableau.
And good to see you are and let's tap start with the yet number one email mom in denial over son's disability my grandson is autistic he's three years old.
He gets great treatment but my daughter is still in denial about its conditions should never even admits he has a special conditions.
Is this normal.
Well it it's understandable.
Denial is understandable but it it isn't normal.
And people who loved.
Each other don't.
Each other in denial.
And so -- open to discussion and you say something empathetic like listen it's gotta be tough.
Living with and parenting a child with challenges and you can talk to me about it.
So you open up that line of communication in as gentle ways you can but you open it up.
All right doctor LO another.
Letters can and has -- more often than not whenever I see an emergency vehicle my heart starts pounding.
I get -- -- made it makes me think about someone being in trouble or someone hurt is this nuts.
Again and but he's normal even extreme sensitivity.
Is is normal but this is -- -- this is not normal.
This is something.
-- highly sensitized.
To the suffering of others and the question is.
What sensitize -- -- you've got to go back and figure out in your own life.
What left your -- so afraid that you can resonate with other people that the kind of gift but here it's a bit of a -- therapy.
Is the answer your psychotherapy.
You can give you that clarity it's like Jerry's girlfriend on -- -- just cries all the time he does not a photographer.
About everything -- everything that was next on because if -- three out of three nuts I don't think we've ever had three night.
Yeah well as the holidays are here here's it would be bad moment yeah yes here's a four -- I just got out of a relationship doctor -- -- and I thought he was the one now that we've broken up he's acting like he's my best friend.
What's going on -- is this normal.
Well this is.
Amount either way you think you're seeing -- -- We always want to -- each other when the romance leaves these relationships but in fact if he was the -- one.
And now the romantic part isn't there anymore well you should watch what's left should be the best friend part.
So he seems to be the real deal it's just that.
The romances gone for now that doesn't mean it's gone forever by the way you never know let's be honest though that deference is not gonna last much longer -- one whether -- what.
One of certain stage someone else that those phone calls won't be happening too much if you have a question for doctor outlawing I don't know about that log on -- and -- dot -- -- he can shoot it down you can email your thoughts doctor -- your questions right there he's an answer them every week here on the show.
All right we don't see you happy new year and all the best in 2013 yes and all of you should call an old boyfriend or girlfriend today local -- Life would love yes.
Well they see a good advice from doctor -- -- -- at all is that normal or was that not the -- anyway.
Couple pulls me into next year -- Day care -- -- -- next year.