August 20, 2001 Issue
"Organizing a crew for a regatta is like calling your ten best friends and offering to pay for their vacations. "
-- Yacht racer Jim Richardson, "Separation Anxiety"
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BY JENNIFER SENIOR
To many New Yorkers, the arrival of August evokes powerful fantasies of escape -- from psychotherapy, that is. But few shrinks will give you up without a long-term struggle. From Freud on down, therapists have had ways of interpreting their patients' exit strategies as evidence of their neuroses -- and therefore worthy of (what else?) more talk. But the author dared to wonder: Is this for the patient's good? Or the shrink's?
League of Their Own
The Man Show
Style: Amy Larocca
The City Politic
The Bottom Line