Side By Side: No creative artist is an island
Powers of Two: Finding the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs
An investigation of some of history’s most famous creative teams leads to the conclusion that no artist is an island.
Women Who Cheat: Understanding the Message of the Affair
Far from being evidence of marital bankruptcy, a woman’s affair can be a way of expressing a desire for a different self and an opportunity to breathe life into a suffocating relationship.
Let’s Stop Wasting Time
Conventional therapeutic wisdom aside, people typically don’t hurt each other because they’re out of touch, unable to communicate, or can’t help themselves. All too frequently, they do hurtful things with impunity and entitlement simply to gratify their own needs.
Does Attachment Theory Really Matter?
In recent years, attachment theory, with its emphasis on early bonding, connection and relationship, has exerted as much influence over the field of psychotherapy as any other perspective. Why then do some critics believe that it's sending therapists off on the wrong track?
Addicted to Sex: There are no shortcuts in treating SA
Effective work with sex addicts must address deep-seated attachment wounds.
How Far Should We Go?
Whether we like it or not, today's couples feel far less encumbered by the legal, social, and moral strictures of traditional marriage and its obligations. Increasing numbers are negotiating what they mean by "fidelity" and how they wish to define monogamy in their relationship.
Infidelity Has Different Meanings In Different Cultures
My Parisian colleague was shocked to learn that American therapists typically encourage couples not only to confess their affairs, but also to share the details.
What's the Prevalence of Porn Doing to Our Psyches?
A revolution in how people access and use pornography has taken the therapy community by surprise. Now some experts believe that an epidemic of porn use is society's newest and most challenging mental health problems.
A Massive Internet Survey Proposes and Answer to An Age-Old Question
An ambitious empirical study oh how biological temperament steers people toward a particular personality type as a romantic partner offers the prospect of unraveling one of the oldest human mysteries.
Carol Gilligan on Recapturing the Lost Voice of Pleasure
In her new book, The Birth of Pleasure, Carol Gilligan has tried to probe the root of what makes intimate partnership between men and women so difficult. What is there about this book that makes critics both love and hate it?
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