Listen to Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D. and Seth Gillihan, Ph.D. talk about the big ideas from her recent book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path. Polly presents an inspiring view of committed relationships—not at all an idealized view, as she acknowledges the challenges in sharing life with another person.
Shrink Rap Radio podcast with host Dr. David Van Nuys. Talking about the book, Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path, Jung, Zen Buddhism, relationships, families, and of course...love!
Love can be a mystery. It can be confounding. But still we pursue it. With gusto. So on the holiday devoted to love, Vermont Public Radio host Jane Lindholm talks with psychologist and author Polly Young-Eisendrath about modern love, understanding how to communicate with your partner and creating a relationship of equals.
Drawing on the fact that we humans are profoundly unconscious (only 5% conscious, in fact) and profoundly interdependent (we begin life inside of another and need relationships to see ourselves and to develop at all stages of life), Polly shows how and why we are eager to find “enemies” whom we can fight, blame or control in order to protect ourselves from emotional threat.