“A willingness to see ourselves in perspective, and to view our problems as relatively routine, provides the emotional space to think more broadly and deeply.”
— John Engels
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The pioneering psychiatrist Murray Bowen devoted a lifetime of thinking and clinical practice to understanding emotional maturity. His work gave humanity a good start in defining the markers of lower and higher functioning.
Dr. Bowen generated a host of important ideas, but he didn’t leave behind a neat package. Instead of an unchanging recipe for “wising up,” we’re left with a web of variables, some defined, others yet to be widely accepted.
Why is maturity so hard to pin down?