The Resource Sex and love in intimate relationships, Robert W. Firestone, Lisa A. Firestone, Joyce Catlett, (electronic resource)

Sex and love in intimate relationships, Robert W. Firestone, Lisa A. Firestone, Joyce Catlett, (electronic resource)

Label
Sex and love in intimate relationships
Title
Sex and love in intimate relationships
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Firestone, Lisa A. Firestone, Joyce Catlett
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, the authors explore the dimensions of sexuality and love. Drawing on their 40 years of combined clinical experience and a unique longitudinal study of couples and families, they propose that sexual problems are largely related to defenses acquired through painful childhood experiences. They describe the effects of the core defense, that is, the fantasy bond, which is an illusion of connection to the mother or primary caregiver. The fantasy bond is later transferred to a romantic partner and predisposes alienation in the relationship. The authors explain how secondary defenses in the form of critical internal "voices" support negative views of the self and others, interfering with closeness and intimacy. In clear language and conceptualization and through the liberal use of case material from therapy sessions, the authors show how individuals can be helped to overcome these challenges and become physically and emotionally closer to their partners. The authors provide therapists with a cognitive-affective-behavioral technique for treating couples. Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships is thought-provoking reading for anyone interested in what sustains a loving and fulfilling sexual relationship"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Additional physical form
Also issued in print
Cataloging source
DcWaAPA
Dewey number
  • 306.7
  • 306.7
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ801
LC item number
.F553 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Sex and love in intimate relationships, Robert W. Firestone, Lisa A. Firestone, Joyce Catlett, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-320) and indexes
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Control code
apa2005003228
Dimensions
26 cm.)
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 338 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781591472865
Isbn Type
(print)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b28742679
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
apa2005003228

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