The Birth of Attachment Theory

John Bowlby began his clinical observations of attachment behavior in the 1960s while working in a home for maladjusted boys.

Testing, testing: How does living together affect a marriage?

Statistically, your 26 year-old daughter is fast approaching the average age for marriage in the United States.

Pornography and Attachment

Here is a glimpse into my dissertation research, which explores the vicissitudes of the mother-daughter attachment relationship through the lens of women who work in the sex industry.

Honeymoonus interruptus

“Sure, I can answer that question, easy.”Anne was in her early 40s, sitting next to her husband on a couch in my lab, cameras rolling.

We? Oui.

Here is a test for people in relationships.

John Leguizamo

John Leguizamo is an actor, writer, and producer. He has starred in several films such as Hangin' with the Homeboys, Carlito's Way, and Executive Decision. He has also created the voices for memorable characters in the films Doctor Dolittle and Ice Age. Born in Botogá, Colombia, John Leguizamo emigrated to the United States as a young child. Without taking his ethnic background too seriously, John Leguizamo takes pride in his Latino heritage. Using his own life experience as a source of inspiration, he wrote and acted in Freak, an Off-broadway production. The...

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert is a writer and author of the books Stern Men, The Last American Man, and Pilgrims. Her latest book, Eat, Pray, Love, is a #1 New York Times best-selling memoir about the year she spent traveling the world alone after a difficult divorce. In addition to writing books, Elizabeth Gilbert has worked steadily as a journalist. Throughout much of the 1990s she was on staff at SPIN magazine, where – with humor and pathos – she chronicled diverse individuals and subcultures, covering everything from rodeo's Buckle Bunnies to China's headlong construction of...

Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase is a comedian, actor, and orginial cast member of the television show Saturday Night Live. Though he was only part of SNL for one season, the skits he was in continue to be staples of the show. Chevy Chase's film credits include Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Vacation, and Fletch. In 1976, he, along with other SNL cast members, won an emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series. In 1978, he won the same award for his work on The Paul Simon Special. Today, Chevy Chase can be seen in...

Arguing for Intimacy

Welcome to This Emotional Life! My goal is to share my professional experience about intimacy with a focus on how to preserve and deepen it.

The sexiest part of the human body

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