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Schopenhauer's porcupines : intimacy and its dilemmas : five stories of psychotherapy

Author: Deborah Anna Luepnitz
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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"Are human beings destined to find perfect complements in love or are we more like the fabled porcupines - forever jostling for a place between painful involvement and loveless isolation? That is the question at the heart of this stunning new book. "People seek therapy when things have gone terribly wrong in their lives," observes Deborah Anna Luepnitz, a gifted therapist and a writer of uncommon talent. "They  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case Reports
Case studies
Named Person: Deborah Anna Luepnitz; Deborah Anna Luepnitz
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Anna Luepnitz
ISBN: 0465042872 9780465042876 0465042864 9780465042869
OCLC Number: 47916093
Description: 275 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Making Room in Love for Hate --
Same Bed, Different Dreams --
Christmas in July --
Don Juan in Trenton --
A Darwinian Finch --
The Sin Eater.
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"Deborah Anna Luepnitz has written a masterpiece about the living, breathing relationship of psychotherapist and client."--Linda Austin, M.D., author of What's Holding You Back  Read more...

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