If we care enough about ourselves and our (present or future) partners, we should make it a priority to learn how to identify different attachment styIf we care enough about ourselves and our (present or future) partners, we should make it a priority to learn how to identify different attachment styles, understand the root of them, and discover how to work best with them. Check your egos before checking out this book. Get Attached. Be a better person. ...more
Dr. Brandy Engler takes us on an insightful and emotionally challenging journey as she begins her private sex therapy practice in Manhattan. During heDr. Brandy Engler takes us on an insightful and emotionally challenging journey as she begins her private sex therapy practice in Manhattan. During her time helping men and couples sort out their personal intimacy crises, she, too, learns valuable lessons from an exciting roller-coaster relationship with an exotic older man.
This book takes us from the very beginning in Florida, when Brandy is a waitress and Psych student, to New York, where she learns about what men really want, to Los Angeles, where she continues her practice as a wife to a man not quite so exotic as the first (but much healthier) and more developed therapist (who, presumably, no longer has to throw keys at mice in the middle of the night).
This is also available as an audiobook, so if you're pressed on time but think you can benefit from getting inside the heads of men and a sex therapist who treats them (we all can), I highly recommend this book.
Be warned that some of her clients may challenge your belief system and patience, but his WILL help you grow and understand.
This gave me the understanding and strength needed to move on from a toxic relationship and to be more confident in identifying red flags (and takingThis gave me the understanding and strength needed to move on from a toxic relationship and to be more confident in identifying red flags (and taking actions before it's too late) when meeting people in the future. ...more
Stacy Pershall is a brave and commendable storyteller whose easy to read memoir, Loud In The House of Myself, serves as a much needed educational narrStacy Pershall is a brave and commendable storyteller whose easy to read memoir, Loud In The House of Myself, serves as a much needed educational narrative about living with Bipolar and Borderline Personality Disorder. Thanks to Stacy’s vulnerability, a reader can understand the origins, frustrations and development of mental illness from a personable and relatable perspective.
I know that a writer can only fit so much into one story, but I did find myself wanting to understand much more about two elements in Stacy’s life. The first is that I wanted to know more about her interaction with her parents. While she told enough about them for a reader to grasp that they were physically present but emotionally negligent, narrow-minded and not overly educated, I wanted to know more about her struggles to communicate with them and how exactly she may have attempted a relationship before resigning to being the eternal black sheep.
I was also wondering about her inner dialogue. She does an excellent job at narrating the events happening in her external world and how she behaves when she reacts to them, but I was curious to understand more extensively about her thought process before she had her breakdowns/funks/anorexic power trips/ suicide attempts/ meetings with “bad dog”. Did she think about her breakdowns and analyze her behaviour thoroughly before acting (giving in to the spells because they were stronger than her logic), or did she simply react to her feelings, then move on?
It is possible these things were covered and I simply missed them my first time through. I am certain that another exploration of this piece would reveal details I missed the last time, but these are my initial thoughts after my maiden voyage into this strong and beautiful woman’s world of “crazy”, which, in my opinion is just vividly human. ...more