Is Your Spouse or Bestie Sabotaging You at Work? A Relationship Coach Weighs In

Is Your Spouse or Bestie Sabotaging You at Work? A Relationship Coach Weighs In

What happens when you start wondering if you still trust a person with your work challenges or questions? Did you ever have the sneaking feeling that your best friend at work has their own agenda which doesn’t necessarily include your success as a priority? You’re not alone and there’s a very good reason for it.

The Common Complaints Wives Have About Their Husbands, According to Therapists

The Common Complaints Wives Have About Their Husbands, According to Therapists

When there are problems in a marriage it can often be difficult for couples to speak plainly to one another. Maybe one partner doesn’t want to hurt the other’s feelings. Or maybe they need to work out their thoughts before bringing up specific points. However, there is a particular audience for which spouses will not hold back: therapists. Marriage and couples therapists regularly hear uncensored accounts of what’s happening in relationships because, well, it’s their job.

Psychology Today: Is This Dynamic Ruining Your Romantic Relationship? By Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D. with Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.

Psychology Today: Is This Dynamic Ruining Your Romantic Relationship? By Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D. with Polly Young-Eisendrath, Ph.D.

Have you ever found yourself having the same argument with your significant other, over and over again? Maybe you've even had the same repetitive argument with multiple romantic partners over the years.

Why does this keep happening?

Think Act Be with Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D.

Think Act Be with Seth J. Gillihan, Ph.D.

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.

Psych Central Book Review: Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path

Psych Central Book Review: Love Between Equals: Relationship as a Spiritual Path

In her wedding vows for her second (or maybe third) marriage, my sister said, “…as long as this lasts” instead of “’til death do us part.” Was it wry and dark humor, or a pretty accurate reflection of how modern relationships play out? The American Psychological Associates notes that, in Western cultures, 90% of people marry by age 50, and 40-50% of those couples divorce. Divorce rates are even higher for subsequent marriages. Perhaps my sister’s vow reflected her own personal experience as well as an understanding of the landscape of our times.

Your Hidden Power: Why is Love So Hard to Find and Hang on To?

Your Hidden Power: Why is Love So Hard to Find and Hang on To?

In the Your Hidden Power Podcast, host Doug Stephan welcomes Polly Young-Eisendrath, a Jungian Analyst, Psychologist, teacher and author. Polly is the originator of Dialogue Therapy, which is designed to help couples and others transform chronic conflict into greater closeness and development. Her new book, "Love Between Equals," is a guide to help successfully negotiate conflicts and deepen our most intimate relationships.

The Two Ingredients for Deepening Love: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Partnership and its Challenges

The Two Ingredients for Deepening Love: What Buddhism Can Teach Us About Partnership and its Challenges

Love, by its nature, requires two ingredients: knowing your beloved well and accepting your beloved deeply. By “knowing,” I mean a knowledge of the other’s being as it is. That knowledge may not be completely accurate, or even very accurate, but it must be “good enough” for the other person to trust the image reflected back, to feel accepted and at ease.

Mind Body Green: Most Couples Think THIS Is Bad For Their Relationship. They're Wrong

Mind Body Green: Most Couples Think THIS Is Bad For Their Relationship. They're Wrong

Most couples revel in closeness. Most of us see knowing everything about the other person, sharing everything together, and creating a true unison of souls as hallmarks of a strong relationship. But in this excerpt from her recently released book Love Between Equals: Relationships as a Spiritual Path, psychotherapist Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath shows couples the power of honoring the space in between.

Polly Young-Eisendrath with Ali Shapiro: Thinness, Beauty, and Power

Polly Young-Eisendrath with Ali Shapiro: Thinness, Beauty, and Power

Last year, after reading Women and Desire: Beyond Wanting to Be Wanted, I put Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath on my bucket list to have on the show. This book explores the power in women having their own needs and wants, rather than focusing on wanting to be wanted. This book dovetails with my Truce with Food work as it provides a road map and skills for clients to go from the “good girl” based on what others need and want to developing their own preferences that are in alignment with who they are. Knowing your body’s own unique nutritional needs and truest personal callings are under this umbrella.

Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. for Pacifica Graduate Institute: Love and Relationships as a Spiritual Path in the 21st Century: A Jungian Perspective

Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. for Pacifica Graduate Institute: Love and Relationships as a Spiritual Path in the 21st Century: A Jungian Perspective

Jungian analyst, Polly Young-Eisendrath talks with Bonnie Bright, Ph.D. in conjunction with Pacifica Institute. Personal love—that is, love that we feel within—has changed in the 21st century. In this day and age, we seek three very specific outcomes in our relationships that have not always been sought in “traditional” relationships.

In the Balance with Susan Lambert: Love is a Spiritual Path: From Personal Love to True Love

In the Balance with Susan Lambert: Love is a Spiritual Path: From Personal Love to True Love

From the "In the Balance" podcast with Susan Lambert. The formula for love and marriage in the 21st Century has evolved from Romantic Love to Personal Love - love has been taken out of the demands of tradition, arranged marriages, family and tribal affiliations - we can now get married based on personal love, choosing anyone we want. Dr. Polly Young-Eisendrath describes this new intimate relationship as one with no hierarchy, based on mutual respect and reciprocity, with each partner becoming a life-long friend and witness to the other.