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Intimate Communication

TALKING FROM THE HEART   Intimate communication is a two-way street.  Not only must you listen in a way that makes your partner want to talk to you, you must also talk in a way that makes your partner want … Continue reading

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True Intimacy Depends Upon Separateness

INTIMACY DEPENDS ON SEPARATENESS   In earliest childhood our self-concept emerges from the symbiotic union of mother and baby.  Gradually it dawns on us that we are separate from our earliest caregivers.  First we learn we have a separate body … Continue reading

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How to Listen

THE SUBTLE ART OF LISTENING             Without a listener there is no reason to speak.  If you want your loved ones to talk to you, learn to be a good listener. Listening well is not complicated but neither is … Continue reading

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Intimacy: the Crucible of Adult Growth

INTIMACY:  THE CRUCIBLE OF ADULT GROWTH   Regular readers are aware that I am a growth fanatic.  I believe in evolutionary progress on every level of life, including both the psychological and the relational.  I believe, along with Woody Allen, … Continue reading

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Fusion vs Closeness

COUPLES’ DILEMMA:  FUSION OR CLOSENESS We humans have a natural desire for closeness with another.  We want to share our burdens and our joy.  We hope our troubles will be easier to bear if we have support.  We know that pleasure and delight … Continue reading

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