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The Power Of A Partner : Creating and Maintaining Healthy Gay and Lesbian Relationshi - Richard Pimental-Habib

The Power Of A Partner

Creating and Maintaining Healthy Gay and Lesbian Relationshi

Paperback Published: 1st October 2002
ISBN: 9781555836320
Number Of Pages: 248

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Dr. Richard L. Pimental-Habib's new book is filled with thought-provoking guidance and soul-searching wisdom. Having previously addressed issues of self-esteem and emotional well-being in the gay and lesbian community in Empowering the Tribe, Dr. Pimental-Habib now provides gay men and lesbians with a blueprint for forming and cultivating meaningful and long-lasting relationships of all varieties. "Relationships provide the fabric and richness of our lives. They act as organic mirrors reflecting the qualities of who we are to others. They show us our hopes, fears, hurts, and joys." Using real-life relationships as examples, The Power of a Partner illustrates the importance and value of healthy relationships with family, friends, and lovers. The book's in-depth exploration of various relationships focuses on: Love, lust, and healthy commitments: Why we choose who we choose Working through the grief of a breakup: Successful strategies of long-term relationships Tips for healthy open relationships: Coping with the ex Nurturing all your friendships: Dealing with family relationships Improving the quality of your love relationships: Learning to love yourself as a foundation for loving others Whether you want to learn how to relate better to siblings or coworkers, sex-partners or friends, Dr. Pimental-Habib's warm and enlightening approach will help you secure the greatest emotional, physical, and spiritual satisfaction possible. Dr. Richard L. Pimental-Habib is a psychotherapist in private practice in Fresno, California. A member of the American Psychological Association, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and the American Academy of Hypno-analysts, he is the author of Empowering the Tribe, and his articles have appeared in L.A. Parent, Bereavement, and Let's Talk!

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The Courage to Lovep. 1
Love, Lust, and Healthy Relationshipsp. 11
Dating Choices: Echoes From the Pastp. 21
On the Rebound: Transitional Loversp. 33
A Work in Progress (Or, When to Pick Out the China)p. 45
The Power of a Partnerp. 55
Long-Term Relationships--What Works and What Doesn'tp. 73
The Open Relationshipp. 81
The Ex: Friend or Foe?p. 95
Tending Your Heartp. 109
Family and Friends
My Best Friend's Wedding, Funeral, and Bar Mitzvahp. 119
Dating Without Abandoningp. 131
High-Maintenance Mothers, Fathers, and Othersp. 139
Aunt Rose, It's Not a Damn Choice!p. 151
Out at Work (Or, My Boss Is a Raging Het)p. 161
Moving On: Healing After a Breakup or Deathp. 171
What If...?p. 185
Relationship Meditations, Part Onep. 191
Relationship Meditations, Part Twop. 201
Dear Dr. Rickp. 207
Conclusion: A Gay Relationship With Godp. 223
About the Authorp. 229
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ISBN: 9781555836320
ISBN-10: 1555836321
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st October 2002
Publisher: Alyson Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.2