Category Archives: Sexuality

Further Thoughts on the Transgender Controversy

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Rather than responding to each of the many comments I received on my original post on transgender issues, I’ve decided to write a new, more generally responsive post. Let’s go back to reader Lauren’s comment, the one that many people … Continue reading

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Keeping Secrets from Your Therapist

When people enter psychotherapy, even if they’re desperate and deeply in need, they don’t fully reveal themselves in the early phases of treatment. As in any relationship, it takes time to develop enough trust so you feel safe making yourself … Continue reading

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Why Sex Matters

One of my colleagues recently told me how dismayed she was that so many of her clients in long-term relationships or marriages seemed to have given up on sex entirely, or had passionless, unsatisfying sex a couple of times a … Continue reading

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How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

It’s no secret that most people make and then break their New Year’s resolutions, and there’s plenty of Internet advice available on how to avoid such a disappointment: start small, make a detailed step-by-step plan, surround yourself with positive re-enforcement, … Continue reading

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Sigmund Freud and the Oedipus Complex

Sigmund Freud’s theory of the Oedipus complex doesn’t get much airplay these days but it’s still a highly relevant aspect of family life and psycho-dynamic psychotherapy. Continue reading

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