David Richo, PhD, MFT,
is psychotherapist, author, and workshop leader. He shares his time between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, Calif. Dave has taught at Esalen annually since 1994. He combines psychological and spiritual perspectives in his work, especially from Jung and Buddhism.
There are certain facts of life that we cannot change, unavoidable “givens” of human life and especially of relationships:
• Everything changes and ends
• Things do not always go according to plan
• Life is not always fair
• Pain is part of life
• People are not loving and loyal all the time