Everyone has their own concept of what “monogamy” means—and most people assume their partners and spouses are on the same page. Couples may assume that they are monogamous, but never discuss exactly what the monogamy agreement means to them. What happens when this implicit agreement is broken? After infidelity, relationships can become strained as both partners lose trust and faith in each other. The New Monogamy offers a way out of these difficulties for couples struggling to stay together after infidelity. Couples make these implicit assumptions and agreements explicit so that each partner knows exactly what is expected of them in the future and what they can expect from their partner. Author Tammy Nelson helps couples regain trust, romance, and intimacy after infidelity by redefining the monogamy contract. The new monogamy contract is an explicit relationship agreement created after the affair that allows each partner to openly, honestly, and safely share their desires, expectations, and limitations. This agreement does not create an open marriage, but rather, an open conversation wherein each partner can have a say in setting the ground rules for their relationship. The book first helps couples rebuild trust after the affair, then engages in a series of Imago dialogues based on questions about what each partner really wants in the relationship, not what you think you should want or what a partner wants you to want. The New Monogamy includes questionnaires, checklists, and candid questions for partners to ask that help welcome complete honesty and trust back into the relationship. Then, the book helps couples make an erotic recovery from infidelity by addressing erotic problems that may surface and offers advice for helping couples return to desiring and trusting one another. After an affair, it’s impossible to go back to the way the relationship was before, but this book offers the chance for a new beginning.
Warum nur eine(n) lieben, wenn man sie alle haben kann? Liebe und Sex machen glücklich darum sollte jeder so viel wie möglich davon haben. Und zwar nicht nur mit einem Partner. Die Beziehungspioniere Dossie Easton und Janet Hardy zeigen, wie man erfolgreich und moralisch einwandfrei polyamor leben kann. Wichtig dabei: offene Kommunikation, emotionale Ehrlichkeit und die richtige Verhütung. Ob Single oder in einer Beziehung, einfach einmal ausprobieren oder schon voll dabei dieses Buch hilft, den Kreis potenzieller Liebhaber zu erweitern und Liebe und Nähe in einem Ausmaß zu entdecken, das Sie sich nicht zu erträumen gewagt hätten. Wer sich jemals nach Liebe, Sex und Intimität jenseits der Beschränkungen konventioneller Monoamorie gesehnt hat, dem eröffnet Schlampen mit Moralungeahnte Möglichkeiten. Die Zeiten, in denen es anrüchig war, mehr als einen Menschen zu lieben und zu begehren, sind mit diesem Buch endgültig vorbei für Männer und für Frauen.
If half of all cars bought in America each year broke down, there would be a national uproar. But when people suggest that maybe every single marriage doesn’t look like the next and isn’t meant to last until death, there’s nothing but a rash of proposed laws trying to force it to do just that. In The New I Do, therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson take a groundbreaking look at the modern shape of marriage to help readers open their minds to marrying more consciously and creatively. Offering actual models of less-traditional marriages, including everything from a parenting marriage (intended for the sake of raising and nurturing children) to a comfort or safety marriage (where people marry for financial security or companionship), the book covers unique options for couples interested in forging their own paths. With advice and quizzes to help readers decide what works for them, The New I Do acts as a guide to thinking outside the marital box and the framework for a new debate on marriage in the 21st century.
Ten years after his New York Times bestselling book Microtrends, Mark Penn identifies the next wave of trends reshaping the future of business, politics, and culture. Mark Penn has boldly argued that the future is not shaped by society’s broad forces, but by quiet changes within narrow slices of the population. Ten years ago, he showed how the behavior of one small group can exert an outsized influence over the whole of America with his bestselling Microtrends, which highlighted dozens of tiny, counterintuitive trends that have since come to fruition, from the explosion of internet dating to the recent split within the Republican Party. Today, the world is in perplexing upheaval, and microtrends are more influential than ever. In this environment, Penn offers a necessary perspective. Microtrends Squared makes sense of what is happening in the world today. Through fifty new microtrends, Penn illuminates the shifts that are coming in the next decade. He pinpoints the unseen hand behind new power relationships that have emerged—as fringe voters and reactionary politics have found their revival, as online influencers overshadow traditional media, and as the gig economy continues to invade new swathes of industry. He speaks to the next wave of developments coming in technology, social movements, and even dating. Offering a clear vision of the future of business, politics, and culture, Microtrends Squared is a must-read for innovators and entrepreneurs, political and business leaders, and for every curious reader looking to understand the wave of the future when it is just a ripple.
Viele Menschen sind unglücklich aufgrund der eigenen negativen Denkweise. Mit seinem praktischen Gedanken- und Gefühlstraining, der Rational-Emotiven Verhaltenstherapie REVT, erzielt der bekannte Psychotherapeut, Albert Ellis, große Erfolge, wenn es darum geht, negative Lebenseinstellungen zu durchbrechen, sich selbst zu akzeptieren und wieder positiv zu denken. Seine Verhaltenstherapie hilft, - emotionalen Stress und zwischenmenschliche Probleme zu überwinden, - vorhandene persönliche Energie kreativ einzusetzen und - Zufriedenheit, Erfolg und ein erfülltes Leben zu realisieren.
The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision is a collection of scholarly writings and case narratives that sheds light on issues that sex therapists face as supervisors or supervisees and provides techniques that can be adapted to fit clients' specific needs. Written by experts in a range of fields, this book covers a wide range of perspectives and methodologies for assisting diverse populations, including conservative Christians, LGBTQ clients, and those who exhibit out-of-control sexual behavior. It addresses individual, relational, and systemic engagement in the context of sexual function/dysfunction, and it also discusses obstructions clinicians can face when providing critical feedback to clients. This book will be useful for aspiring supervisors as well as those who supervise clinicians seeking licensure or certification.
A groundbreaking guide for women of all ages that shows women’s inherent moodiness is a strength, not a weakness As women, we learn from an early age that our moods are a problem. Bitches are moody. To succeed in life, we are told, we must have it all under control. We have to tamp down our inherent shifts in favor of a more static way of being. But our bodies are wiser than we imagine. Moods are not an annoyance to be stuffed away. They are a finely-tuned feedback system that, if heeded, can tell us how best to manage our lives. Our changing moods let us know when our bodies are primed to tackle different challenges and when we should be alert to developing problems. They help us select the right tool for each of our many jobs. If we deny our emotionality, we deny the breadth of our talents. With the right care of our inherently dynamic bodies, we can master our moods to avail ourselves of this great natural strength. Yet millions of American women are medicating away their emotions because our culture says that moodiness is a problem to be fixed. One in four of us takes a psychiatric drug. If you add sleeping pills to the mix, the statistics become considerably higher. Over-prescribed medications can have devastating consequences for women in many areas of our lives: sex, relationships, sleep, eating, focus, balance, and aging. And even if we don’t pop a pill, women everywhere are numbing their emotions with food, alcohol, and a host of addictive behaviors that deny the wisdom of our bodies and keep us from addressing the real issues that we face. Dr. Julie Holland knows there is a better way. She’s been sharing her frank and funny wisdom with her patients for years, and in Moody Bitches Dr. Holland offers readers a guide to our bodies and our moodiness that includes insider information about the pros and cons of the drugs we’re being offered, the direct link between food and mood, an honest discussion about sex, practical exercise and sleep strategies, as well as some surprising and highly effective natural therapies that can help us press the reset button on our own bodies and minds. In the tradition of Our Bodies, Our Selves, this groundbreaking guide for women of all ages will forge a much needed new path in women’s health—and offer women invaluable information on how to live better, and be more balanced, at every stage of life.
... aber drei sind ein Paar Warum eigentlich halten wir Monogamie für selbstverständlich? Wie gehen wir mit unseren »unerlaubten« Wünschen um? Jeder weiß, daß man – gleichgültig, wie sehr man seinen Partner liebt – jemand anderen begehren kann, und doch fällt es uns so schwer, darüber nachzudenken. Adam Phillips treibt schelmisch einen Keil zwischen unsere allzu gut verfugten Bilder. Er läßt die Luft des Witzes und der Reflexion in die gemütliche Stube der Paarbeziehung und trifft mit seinen Überlegungen ins Schwarze unserer Lebenswirklichkeit. Voller überraschender Wendungen und intelligenter Beobachtungen: ein Buch für Liebende, Monogame und alle anderen Libertins. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)
Die Qualität der intimen Paarbeziehung – darum geht es David Schnarch, dem führenden amerikanischen Sexualforscher. Ihm gelingt es, die Potentiale in uns zu wecken, sodass wir ein Leben lang leidenschaftlich lieben können. Anhand von Fallbeispielen zeigt er uns, wie wir unsere sexuellen und emotionalen Blockaden überwinden können. So erleben wir bis ins hohe Alter hinein eine starke und befriedigende Sexualität. Schnarch hat wahre Pionierarbeit in der Behandlung von Problemen der menschlichen Sexualität geleistet. Mit seinem sehr konfrontativen Vorgehen inspiriert er vor allem langjährige Paare zu neuem erotischen Wachstum. Was die Partner kaum mehr zu hoffen wagen, tritt ein: Sie finden zu neuer körperlicher und emotionaler Intimität zurück. Dabei geht es Schnarch weniger um sexuelle Dysfunktionen, sondern um die emotionale Erfüllung in jeder Partnerschaft. Jede Form des sexuellen Austausches - vom Kuß bis zu gewagten sexuellen Stellungen - spiegelt letztlich wider, wie wir uns und unseren Partner wahrnehmen, wie wir unsere Beziehung empfinden.
Byron Katies System der vier Fragen („The Work“) ist eine überzeugende und verblüffend einfache Methode der Selbsterkenntnis Byron Katies Methode der „Wahrheitsfindung“ hat bereits Hunderttausenden geholfen, ihr Leben einfacher zu machen, Stress abzubauen und mit sich selbst und anderen liebevoller umzugehen. In diesem Buch wendet sie ihre vier einfachen Fragen auf den Bereich der Partnerschaft an, von der intimen Zweierbeziehung über enge Freundschaft bis zu kollegialen Beziehungen. Byron Katie hilft dem Leser, tief verwurzelte Überzeugungen bezüglich Anerkennung, Wertschätzung und Liebe in Frage zu stellen und dadurch echte, vertrauensvolle Beziehungen aufzubauen.

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