Sunday, February 11, 2007

Some thoughts on relationships

I wish I had a dollar for every piece of advice in the world about today's topic. Apparently, men are from Mars and women from Venus. There's a secret language between you to understand. There can be perfect love, but imperfect relationships some say. There's help in the stars, soulmate consulting. For anyone who's looking for definitive answers, it's all a little overwhelming.

Today on Thinking with Somebody Else's Head, let's see if we can get a little clearer on relationships.

As I've come to understand more completely the depth of the remarkable work of Brazilian psychoanalyst, Dr. Norberto Keppe, I've come to appreciated the crystal-clear comprehension he has of the human psyche. He is clarifying this like no one before him. And this gives us some real ground to stand upon in investigating any field of human endeavor.

This is especially true in the area of relationships. Dr. Claudia Pacheco's observations about love have been explored already in this blog/podcast (see Some Thoughts About Love), and her mind is a very precise one to pick on this important topic. Her book, Women on the Couch: An Analysis of Women's Pathology, is a seminal one in the field. And her thoughts about women and men and love are always fascinating and always worthwhile.

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