In Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence, couples therapist and author Esther Perel explores the possibility of sexual desire co-existing with intimacy. She points out the paradox in long-term relationships that creates conflict between the erotic and the domestic areas of life: “Love seeks closeness, but desire needs space to thrive.” This post is the second in a series of posts in which we’re exploring how to love consciously, confidently and how to step into fear and not away from it. Read the rest of this entry »
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“Most people think of love as a feeling,” says David Richo, “but love is not so much a *feeling* as a way of being present.” In his book, How to Be An Adult in Relationships, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships—one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person.