The Power of a Partner: Creating and Maintaining Healthy Gay and Lesbian Relationsips

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Alyson Books, Oct 1, 2002 - Social Science - 229 pages
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Dr. Richard L. Pimental-Habib's new book is filled with thought-provoking guidance and soul-searching wisdom. Having previously addressed issues of self-esteem and emotional well-being in the gay and lesbian community in "Empowering the Tribe," Dr. Pimental-Habib now provides gay men and lesbians with a blueprint for forming and cultivating meaningful and long-lasting relationships of all varieties.

"Relationships provide the fabric and richness of our lives. They act as organic mirrors reflecting the qualities of who we are to others. They show us our hopes, fears, hurts, and joys."

Using real-life relationships as examples, "The Power of a Partner "illustrates the importance and value of healthy relationships with family, friends, and lovers. The book's in-depth exploration of various relationships focuses on:

Love, lust, and healthy commitments:
Why we choose who we choose
Working through the grief of a breakup:
Successful strategies of long-term relationships
Tips for healthy open relationships:
Coping with the ex
Nurturing all your friendships:
Dealing with family relationships
Improving the quality of your love relationships:
Learning to love yourself as a foundation for loving others

Whether you want to learn how to relate better to siblings or coworkers, sex-partners or friends, Dr. Pimental-Habib's warm and enlightening approach will help you secure the greatest emotional, physical, and spiritual satisfaction possible.

Dr. Richard L. Pimental-Habib is a psychotherapist in private practice in Fresno, California. A member of the American Psychological Association, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the American Board of Hypnotherapy, and the American Academy of Hypno-analysts, he is the author of "Empowering the Tribe," and his articles have appeared in "L.A. Parent, Bereavement," and "Let's Talk"!

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Contents

Dating Choices Echoes From the Past
21
A Work in Progress
45
LongTerm RelationshipsWhat Works
73
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Pimental-Habib is a counselor and psychotherapist, and holds a doctorate in clinical hypnotherapy with an emphasis in mind-body medicine. He is in private practice in Los Angeles, specializing in gay & lesbian issues, relationships, HIV/AIDS, etc.

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