Self Within Marriage combines the theoretical orientations of object-relations theory, self psychology, and systems theory to illustrate and discuss a way of understanding and working with couples and individuals whose relationship and emotional difficulties have centered on the very common conundrum of balancing individuality and intimacy in romantic relationships. Based on detailed case examples and couples therapy techniques, Self Within Marriage provides individual and analytic therapists with a refreshing new framework for working with clients and for helping them understand who they are as individuals and as partners.
That Vital Balance: Being and Intimacy. The Incomplete Self. You Complete Me: Attachment as the Antidote. Marriage and Other Loving Partnerships: An Interface of Psychology, Biology, and Sociology. Functions of Sexuality in the Adult Partnership. The Centrality of the Selfdyad in the Dynamic Organization of the Couple. Context, Relationship Maintenance, and Refueling. When the Self Fails to Flourish. Introspection and Its Enemies. Considerations for Treatment.
About the Author:
Richard M. Zeitner been in full-time private practice for over twenty-five years and is director of the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute.
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