Turns in the Road

Highlights from the Networker Journey

Mary Sykes Wylie, Dusty Miller, Esther Perel, Frank Pittman, Fred Wistow, Gary Greenberg, Katy Butler, Laura Markowitz, Molly Layton, Rich Simon, Ron Taffel • 1/1/2017

Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of articles that have appeared in the Networker over the past four decades, we’ve chosen a small sampling that captures the magazine’s most journalistic side, conveying not so much the eternal verities of our profession, but the sense of reading a first draft of the field’s history. Among other things, you’ll find therapeutic methods that, as exciting as they seemed at the moment, didn’t stand the test of time as well as initial forays into discussing complex issues we’re still struggling with today. We’ve also added in a few examples of writing so immediate and compelling that they have an air of timelessness. Prepare yourself for an interesting journey.

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When Same-Sex Couples Divorce

For Gays and Lesbians, Splitting Up Can Create a Crisis of Self-Doubt

Laura Markowitz • 5/7/1994

Having never been married in the eyes of the law, no matter how many decades living as spouses, gay and lesbian partners must invent their own forms of matrimony, and negotiate different kinds of separations than straight couples.

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Confronting Homophobia in the Therapy Room

Are We Still in the Dark?

Laura Markowitz • 1/16/1991

Back in the therapeutic Dark Ages of the 1990s, many clinicians, like the rest of the population, were still just beginning to confront their own discomfort with gender and sexual nonconformity. Today—when an “unstraight” client might be transgender, gender fluid, agender, gender dysphoric, or genderqueer—this article on homophobia, which seemed daring 25 years ago, may strike some readers as an almost quaint reflection of a simpler time.

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Turns in the Road

Highlights from the Networker Journey

Mary Sykes Wylie, Dusty Miller, Esther Perel, Frank Pittman, Fred Wistow, Gary Greenberg, Katy Butler, Laura Markowitz, Molly Layton, Rich Simon, Ron Taffel • 1/1/2017

Out of all the hundreds and hundreds of articles that have appeared in the Networker over the past four decades, we’ve chosen a small sampling that captures the magazine’s most journalistic side, conveying not so much the eternal verities of our profession, but the sense of reading a first draft of the field’s history. Among other things, you’ll find therapeutic methods that, as exciting as they seemed at the moment, didn’t stand the test of time as well as initial forays into discussing complex issues we’re still struggling with today. We’ve also added in a few examples of writing so immediate and compelling that they have an air of timelessness. Prepare yourself for an interesting journey.

Magazine Article

When Same-Sex Couples Divorce

For Gays and Lesbians, Splitting Up Can Create a Crisis of Self-Doubt

Laura Markowitz • 5/7/1994

Having never been married in the eyes of the law, no matter how many decades living as spouses, gay and lesbian partners must invent their own forms of matrimony, and negotiate different kinds of separations than straight couples.

Magazine Article

Confronting Homophobia in the Therapy Room

Are We Still in the Dark?

Laura Markowitz • 1/16/1991

Back in the therapeutic Dark Ages of the 1990s, many clinicians, like the rest of the population, were still just beginning to confront their own discomfort with gender and sexual nonconformity. Today—when an “unstraight” client might be transgender, gender fluid, agender, gender dysphoric, or genderqueer—this article on homophobia, which seemed daring 25 years ago, may strike some readers as an almost quaint reflection of a simpler time.

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Laura Markowitz is a journalist, editor and multimedia producer in Tucson, Arizona, and winner of a National Magazine Award for writing and coeditor of The Evolving Therapist: Ten Years of the Family Therapy Networker.