Friends, Lovers, and Soul Mates: A Guide to Better Relationships Between Black Men and Women

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Simon & Schuster, 1994 - Social Science - 238 pages
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Are you looking for a special companion? Frustrated because you can't seem to communicate with the person you are with? Frightened by the shortage of Black men? Eager to find a woman who will accept you, blemishes and all? Tired of rehashing the same battles, night after night and year after year? Determined to meet someone whose vision matches yours? If so, Friends, Lovers, and Soul Mates is for you! Drs. Derek S. Hopson and Darlene Powell Hopson, who have been married for eight years, offer professional insights into the influences from your past, and sage advice about dealing with such sensitive subjects as money, family, sex, religion, and ethnic identity, to introduce a new and healthy way to approach intimacy. Friends, Lovers, and Soul Mates is more than a book for Black men and women. It is a guide you can use at any stage of life whether you want to figure out why you don't currently have a relationship or to enhance your existing relationship. With self-assessments, dozens of case studies, and an appendix of organizations that provide help or referrals for troubled couples, Friends, Lovers, and Soul Mates is the only book of its kind written by a couple who not only practice couple therapy but bring their own personal and nonjudgmental approach to healing the crisis of intimacy in the Black community. There is no magic wand to create the nourishing bonds we so desperately need to preserve in the Black community, but with hard work and the guidance that you can find in this book, a healthy, nurturing, and loving relationship can be yours.

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Hopson operates the Hopson Center for Psychological and Educational Services in Middlefield, Connecticut.

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