Fall semester topics

Romantic relationships - difficulties

Romance is one of the most challenging and also fulfilling endeavors in the same time. Because relationships are filled with "us" (our own psychological struggles) it is inevitable it will lead to conflicts. If so we also get a chance to rearrange (hopefully process) our own inner issues (stuff) and arrive to a more functional coexistence with oneself in the presence of a companion. There are many aspects one can assess if he/she is ready for a romantic relationship, or if the current relationship is the right one.

  • Understanding of joy and happiness
  • Being assertive in a diverse world
  • Valentine’s day – commitment
  • Recommended books

    Gary Chapman: The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts. 2015.
    John Bradshaw: Creating Love: The Next Great Stage of Growth. 1994.
    Viktor E. Frankl: Man's Search for Meaning. 2006.
    Alice Miller: The Drama of the Gifted Child - The search for the true self. 1997
    M.P. Nichols: the Lost Art of Listening - How learning to listen can improve relationships. 1995.
    Gary Chapman: A Teen's Guide to the 5 Love Languages: How to Understand Yourself and Improve All Your Relationships. 2016.

    Additional web resources