Opening Conversations with Men in the Wake of #MeToo
Most men publicly support #MeToo, but privately—very privately, often too privately even to share with their intimate partners—some are disoriented and wrestling with questions about the changing norms that shape their relationships with women. Meanwhile, therapists are examining how to bring issues raised by this movement more directly into their clinical approaches.
Is All Fair in Love and Sex? How Couples Can Embrace their Sexual Differences
Even if we believe that tender intimacy is the gold standard of erotic communication, can’t attachment be expressed in other ways?
- Commentary by Tammy Nelson
Highlights from the Networker Journey
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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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.
Addicted to Sex: There are no shortcuts in treating SA
Effective work with sex addicts must address deep-seated attachment wounds.
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.
Why Can't It Be Just an Acceptable Diversion?
Open porn use introduces a relational question that most couples never face: how to live with the knowledge that your partner's erotic fantasy-world often doesn't include you.
Helping Couples Find Their Sexual Chemistry
Whether they know it or not, what most people are looking for in sex therapy isn't so much a change in specific behaviors as a way of developing a more rewarding couple sexual style.
Fantasy in Couples Therapy: Is encouraging sexual fantasies playing with fire?
Many therapists assume that if they help couples improve their relationships, the improvement will naturally lead to a rewarding erotic life. But what if helping couples create a satisfying erotic life is the key to increasing their feelings of companionship and mutual connection, not the other way around?
Gay Guise - What to do when your client has sex with men, but is straight
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