Should You Leave?
In his phenomenal bestseller Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer explored the makeup of the modern self. Now, in his superbly written new book, he focuses his intelligent, compassionate eye on the complexities of partnerships and why intimacy is so difficult for us. With the art of a novelist and the skill of a brilliant psychiatrist, Kramer addresses advice seekers struggling with such complex questions as: How do we choose our partners? How well do we know them? How do mood states affect our assessment of them and theirs of us? What does "working on a relationship" truly entail? When should we try to improve a relationship, and when should we leave? Equally at home with Shakespeare, Emerson, and Kierkegaard as it is with Freud and Jung, Should You Leave? is a literary tour de force from a uniquely insightful observer and a profoundly resonant and helpful approach to resolving dilemmas of the heart.
Dr. Kramer was recently asked to guest host The Infinite Mind, a weekly public radio show focusing on the art and science of the human mind and spirit, behavior, and mental health. Listen to the show now.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JerryColonna - LibraryThing
Kramer is typically thought-provoking and challenging. In some ways, it's the anti-self help book....really trying to replicate the processes that unfold in therapy sessions, especially when clients ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sblake - LibraryThing
This is one of the finest books on the reposnibility of the therapist to his patient, to his friends and to his or herself.Peter Kramer can be a bit strange at times but this book as well as Moments of Engagement is a modern classic Read full review