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Changing Stories

During a session of psychotherapy, a woman of forty who left her husband for another woman said to me briskly, "I've read enough to know what love is." I no longer remember what she thought love was or where she went from there but I remember her one line precisely: "I've read enough to know what love is."

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Psychotherapy

We enter the psychotherapist's office when our stories fail us. We hope that this therapist will show genuine interest in us, understand our story, and say something helpful. Chances are, we will walk anxiously into the room with as much fear as hope.

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First Stories

We all arrive in this world as one hundred percent vulnerable infants. Without coordinated muscles or words, we're one of Nature's most helpless experiments. Without people to teach us, we wouldn't know what to eat, how to stay dry and warm, what to do with ourselves, or how to ask a simple question.

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David P. Barash. The Hare and the Tortoise: Culture, Biology, and Human Nature

Despite the implicitly biological foundations of both Jungian and Freudian theory, analysts of both schools have given meager attention to sociobiology.

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