Good relationships are vital for a healthy life. And healthy connections provide some of the best opportunities to grow in meaningful ways. In a lovely piece entitled Lessons For Living in the most recent edition of Psychology Today, Elizabeth Svoboda proposes five principles for living, loving, and playing well with others.
I quite enjoyed the following conversation (2007) between journalist Jesse Kornbluth and psychologist Esther Perel concerning the paradoxical union of domesticity and sexual desire and what it takes to bring lust home. Drawing on more than twenty years of experience as a couples therapist, Perel examined the complexities of sustaining desire in her warmly-received book Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence.