Barriers to Loving: A Clinician's Perspective by Stephen B. Levine

By Stephen B. Levine

Barriers to Loving is an exciting exploration of the position of sexual love over the process existence. starting with the psychological wellbeing and fitness professions’ avoidance of the subject, Levine proposes a compendium of love’s pathologies by way of reorganizing what's standard to clinicians into the obstacles that restrict the formation of adult-adult love, impediments that curb a partner’s lovability, and the impediments to feeling and expressing love for a associate. earlier than reviewing medical contributions to the knowledge of affection, he explores the subjects of sexual extra and infidelity and the way they relate to the aspiration to like and be enjoyed. the ultimate chapters synthesize with readability what to educate approximately like to younger execs so that it will organize them for the complexities they're going to quickly come across and supply a cosmopolitan solution to the query, what's love? Barriers to Loving integrates humanism, technology, and medical adventure in Levine’s long-appreciated targeted and mature voice.

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Barriers to Loving: A Clinician's Perspective

Limitations to Loving is an exciting exploration of the function of sexual love over the process existence. starting with the psychological health and wellbeing professions’ avoidance of the subject, Levine proposes a compendium of love’s pathologies via reorganizing what's ordinary to clinicians into the obstacles that restrict the formation of adult-adult love, impediments that reduce a partner’s lovability, and the impediments to feeling and expressing love for a accomplice.

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B. Levine, C. B. Risen, & S. E. , pp. 12–139). New York: Routledge. 3 Kernberg, O. (2012). The inseparable nature of love and aggression: Clinical and theoretical perspectives. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Publishing. 4 Freud, S. (1912). On the universal tendency to debasement in the sphere of love. In S. Freud, The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund Freud (Vol. XI, pp. 177–190). London, England: Hogarth Press. 5 Foucault, M. (1978). Scientia sexualis. In M.

We are interested in the clinically apparent barriers to the establishment of a trusting, affectionate, dependable, stabilizing comfort with one another. When this mutual comfort is attained, the couple will likely consider their new subjective state as love. Such love, of course, usually includes sex. Readers should not be misled by the frequent discussions about sex in this chapter. The sexual issues are reflections of the obstacles preventing the establishment of the stabilizing enriching comfort of a loving attachment.

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