Author Archives: Gloria Garfunkel

About Gloria Garfunkel

Gloria Garfunkel has a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Relations from Harvard University and was a psychotherapist for 35 years, listening to others' stories. She is now a writer of flash fiction and memoir, telling her own tales.

Evil Eyes by Gloria Garfunkel

  Once upon a time, in Woody Allen’s heyday, everyone was neurotic to different degrees. No one is neurotic anymore. You either have Attention Deficit or Bipolar Disorder, or maybe fall on the Autistic/Asperger’s Spectrum. You also might have once … Continue reading

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Parenting by Gloria Garfunkel

I look out the window and see a mother in her sari walking at dusk with her little son who is chattering away as she focuses all of her attention on a conversation with her red cell phone, ignoring her … Continue reading

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Iraq Insomnia by Gloria Garfunkel

I can’t get Evan to sleep in his own bed, no matter what I do. I’ve gotten him as far as sleeping on the floor next to my bed, on the rug with the dog, but I feel so guilty. … Continue reading

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The Cough by Gloria Garfunkel

Kugelman was a world-renowned hypnotist and psychoanalyst. It was said that he was so brilliant he could cure patients of a lifetime of neuroses in a single session with nothing but a cough at the right moment. People came from … Continue reading

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