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The Resource Love between equals : relationship as a spiritual path, Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Love between equals : relationship as a spiritual path, Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD

Label
Love between equals : relationship as a spiritual path
Title
Love between equals
Title remainder
relationship as a spiritual path
Statement of responsibility
Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A committed relationship, as most people see it today, is a relationship of equals who share values and goals, a kind of team united by love, a common purpose and philosophy, and dedication to each other's growth on many levels, including spiritually. However, we have failed to recognize what a brand-new model this is in the history of the world. The old archetypes and myths and the reductive biological models do not provide adequate guidance for relationships based on "personal love." We need new guidelines that are rooted in sound understanding of our modern psychology and dilemmas. Young-Eisendrath makes the stand that modern relationships, which demand equality and reciprocity, cannot resort to dominance, control, or trust-breaking. Valuing being "true to yourself" in a relationship means we must learn to ongoingly renegotiate conflicts and needs with our partner, rather than necessarily bailing out at the first upset. Utilizing wisdom gleaned from her many years of Buddhist practice and teaching and her work in psychotherapy and couples counseling, Young-Eisendrath shows how mindfulness is the key. Her insights and clinical examples are supported by practical application through the provision of mindfulness-based practices, exercises, and dialogue formats she has effectively used in couples counseling. You may not always like the hard truth in what you read, or you might even disagree at times, but Young-Eisendrath is willing to not only dismantle our idealized projections about love, but also offer a way forward to bring our intimate relationships on the spiritual path
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1947-
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Young-Eisendrath, Polly
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Self-actualization (Psychology)
  • Love
  • Mindfulness (Psychology)
Label
Love between equals : relationship as a spiritual path, Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1080639168
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 221 pages
Isbn
9781611804782
Lccn
2018016892
Label
Love between equals : relationship as a spiritual path, Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. ; foreword by Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1080639168
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 221 pages
Isbn
9781611804782
Lccn
2018016892

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