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Balancing Separateness and Togetherness in Marriage

SEPARATENESS AND TOGETHERNESS NEEDS   Two of the most important emotional needs of adults are the need to be an autonomous self in control of one’s own life and the need to be emotionally connected to another person.  Successful couples … 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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For Worse or for Better

FOR WORSE OR FOR BETTER   When you got married you probably vowed to stick together “for better or for worse.”  Maybe you thought the ”worse” was the hard part.  But some people have just as hard a time sticking together when things … Continue reading

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