"Not Every Infidelity is a Symptom of a Problem"

Tue, 01/28/2014 - 14:16
Submitted by Betty Dodson

The New York Times has a great piece on Esther Perel's work as a couples therapist.

Although I've never read her book, "Mating in Captivity" I refer to the title endlessly. As a committed single, this title alone sums up the problem of today's obsession with being monogamous in our relationships and marriages. Sure, I demanded monogamy in my twenties until I was in my late thirties. America's sexual revolution of the seventies freed my mind and changed my sex style forevermore.

Esther's best comment in discussing infidelity, the topic of her next book:

“Not every infidelity is a symptom of a problem in a relationship.  Sometimes it has to do with other longings that are much more existential. Sometimes you go elsewhere not because you are not liking the one you are with; you are not liking the person you have become.”

That's a brilliant mind at work. Anyone who has mastered 9 languages has a muscular brain indeed.

Liberating women one orgasm at a time

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