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Why Break Ups Hurt So Much

…o remember that you are a whole person on your own. No person can complete you. You’re not losing your identity by losing your relationship. You may even be opening up a door to get to know yourself better. Without the deadening restraints of a fantasy bond, we can discover who we really are and what we really want. We can develop our capacity to be loved and open ourselves up to staying close with someone who is available and kind to us. A relati…

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Why Am I Still Single? 8 Reasons People Often Stay Single

…out there” or “All the good ones are taken.” Men may have thoughts like, “You can’t trust a women” or “Women are all out to take advantage of you.” We may have unrealistic expectations for a partner or pinpoint weaknesses from the moment we meet someone. When viewing the world from critical or distrusting eyes, we tend to write off a range of potential partners before even giving them a chance. We think of dating certain people as “settling” with…

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5 Most Important Relationship Resolutions

…ure holds. No two people, or two couples for that matter, are the same, so how can we predict where the road will take us? The truth is we can’t. Relationships are complicated and uncertain territory. Yet, in my years of working with all kinds of individuals and couples, I’ve noticed certain patterns that inevitably seem to creep in at some point in a relationship. Being close to someone and maintaining a deep level of intimacy is a precious but f…

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Toxic Relationships

you find out if you might be in a toxic relationship and some tips on what you can do about if you are. What is a Toxic Relationship? A toxic relationship is often characterized by repeated, mutually destructive modes of relating between a couple. These patterns can involve jealousy, possessiveness, dominance, manipulation, desperation, selfishness or rejection. However, one common theme in a toxic relationship involves the partners’ intense draw…

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Exploring Relationships

…ipants, with refreshing candor, discuss topics of mate selection, honesty and deception, and the process of learning how to love. This filmed seminar is led by Dr. Robert W. Firestone, who together with the participants provides some new and powerful insights as to why good relationships are so difficult to maintain. Format: DVD Price: $39.95 Buy Now…

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Withholding: A Personal Story

…nly expressing your feelings to a loved one, often talking yourself out of how you feel, and then communicating accordingly, only to be frustrated with the end result? Can you relate to the expression “having one foot out the door?” When I was 19, I embarked on a journey with the intention of traveling the globe by sea. This voyage symbolized an escape from the life I had lived as a child. I wanted out and never to return. Little did I know that w…

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Psychological Defenses in Everyday Life

…xperiencing genuine satisfaction. The clarity and empathic tone of the book make it a valuable adjunct to psychotherapy. Many clinicians have recommended it to their patients to enhance their understanding of the defense system. 1989, New York: Human Sciences Press, Inc 2000, Santa Barbara: The Glendon Association ISBN: 0967668417…

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The Fantasy Bond

…pt of the “fantasy bond,” an illusion of connection originally formed with the mother and later with significant others in the individual’s environment. The book develops the concept of the core defense of the “fantasy bond” and describes the structure and organization of the overall defensive process. The ideas set forth in this work constitute an important link between neo-psychoanalytic thought and existential views, especially those relating t…

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Closeness Without Bonds

…as a defense mechanism against emotional closeness. This film offers fresh insights into the core issues in disturbed marital relations. It suggests that by understanding their tendency to form these damaging ties, men and women can regain the feelings of love and tenderness that were once the lifeblood of their marriage. Valuable information for clinicians, marriage and family therapists, educators, and general audiences. Format: DVD Price: $39.9…

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The Fear of Intimacy

…Subtitle: An Examination of Withholding Behavior Patterns. A deeply moving program that explores the barriers to intimacy and closeness. In this compelling film, Dr. Robert W. Firestone and participants in a seminar on relationships expose the basis of the fear of intimacy and describe ways of challenging behavior patterns that cause distress in relationships. Format: DVD Price: $39.95 Buy Now…

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