Resisting Matrimania: A Single Life Can Be a Rewarding Choice
Author and researcher Bella DePaulo says it’s time to start seeing the growing population of single adults as something more than just people unable to find the right partner.
Shaping the Consciousness of Our Time
Despite what grad school textbooks may imply, therapy movements are more than a set of theories and techniques. They’re about what it means to be a human being at a particular time amid all the forces that shape a culture. Here, a therapist who entered the field at the same time the Networker made its debut brings to life 40 years of the key moments in psychotherapy’s unfolding, exploring both how the field was influenced by social changes and how the consciousness of our times—and our view of what it means to be a fully realized person—have been transformed by the intimate conversations that take place in our consulting rooms.
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Suffering and the Quest for Wisdom
There’s something about healing from the deep emotional suffering that feels like death and rebirth—not the quick kind that some claim to receive in religious conversion. It’s the kind that asks us to be open to changing our contract with life in the most fundamental way.
Think Before You Get Personal
The ways we disclose, read cues from our clients, and dialogue about what’s been divulged are the keys to whether therapist self-disclosure helps clients’ therapeutic goals or gets in the way.
The Truth About Eating Disorders
The key to working effectively with eating disorders is understanding that starving, bingeing, and purging aren't simply bad habits. For treatment to work, it must get beyond the focus on negative behavior to grasp the emotional cycle of disordered eating.
Therapy across the gender divide
Gender shapes relationship from the very first moment therapist meets client, especially when the client is male and the therapist is female.
Translating cutting-edge neuroscience into practice
For the firs time, we're beginning to understand how to directly delete emotional meanings attributed to disturbing past events.
Going Home Again: A late-life lesson in love
Watching our aging parents struggle confronts us with some difficult lessons in late-life love.
The Economics of Romance: Pre-nups and other dirty words
Prenuptials may seem unromantic and focused on worst-case scenarios, but they can clarify critical issues and avoid problems down the road.
Then There's Maud
Our best teachers aren't always the two-legged kind.
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