This article discusses the kind of psychological growth that’s actually possible, instead of the idealized fantasies of the people we might become.
Addicts often have stronger relationships with their drugs than with their significant others, but that is often a cause rather than an effect — the reverse of the way we usually think about it.
We admire and envy celebrities because they supposedly lead the perfect, pain-free life we want for ourselves.
We use the word “love” to describe a number of different emotional experiences. A closer look at those uses can shed light on the varieties of love and how much actual regard they entail for a separate person.
Love in the face of hatred is what good parents give to their children, and what therapists in some way must feel for their most troubled patients.