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Love Gone Bad: Avoiding a Valentine’s Nightmare

Falling in love doesn’t require maturity. Babies fall in love everyday. “Falling” in love is basically about pleasure and receiving perfect mirroring – caught up in images and fantasies about the joy, excitement and pleasure another will bring into your … Continue reading

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What Do You Want Today?

Friday I got the bug numerous people I know have come down with; scratchy throat, stuffy head, sneezing, achy body. I want it to go away – immediately! Of course that’s impossible. I also want to be physically close to … Continue reading

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Wounded Parent – Wounded Child

Watching the film “Love & Other Drugs” this Sunday morning, a pharmaceutical salesman, Jamie, begins a “tempestuous romance with a free-spirited Parkinson’s patient.” Unexpectedly, he falls desperately in love with Maggie Murdock who is afraid to let herself love (“Who … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Emotional Giving

Emotionally healthy individuals approach their relationships from the standpoint of, “What can I give to this?” The more common – and, paradoxically, less rewarding approach is, “What’s in this for me?” Of course, in all our choices we want something. … Continue reading

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Give Me Back My Covers

Lounging in bed with the love of my life this morning, sipping coffee and reading, I looked up from the book I was immersed in. Give me back my covers, you – see where my covers are. It was a … Continue reading

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