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Get Closer

Get Closer Author Jeffrey N. Chernin
ISBN-10 1555838650
Release 2006
Pages 227
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Psychotherapist Jeffrey Chernin grounds his warm and discerning book on gay male relationships in the belief that each relationship is as individual as the men who are involved. Chernin focuses on helping gay men acquire a better understanding of themselves and how they engage in intimate relationships. He poses questions and answers in a manner that is both challenging and compassionate, and he goes over the specific steps to answering them honestly.



Counseling Gay Men Adolescents and Boys

Counseling Gay Men  Adolescents  and Boys Author Michael M. Kocet
ISBN-10 9781136447433
Release 2014-06-27
Pages 200
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Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, & Boys: A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators provides practitioners and educators with critical information needed to help navigate the therapeutic and educational terrain of working with gay males. While other books address a broad range of issues when working with LGBTQ individuals, this volume devotes its focus to the specific needs of gay boys, adolescents, and men. This book also presents an important perspective about individuals who identify as bisexual and transgender, and examines the intersection between gender and sexual orientation. Readers will find practical resources, tools, and clinical case studies for mental health practitioners, professionals in school settings, educators, administrators, and medical personnel serving gay males.



Keeping Mr Right

Keeping Mr  Right Author Dr. Kenneth D. George
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114343960
Release 2004
Pages 195
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The best-selling author of Mr. Right Is Out There offers a helpful follow-up guide that includes helpful suggestions and advice for gay men on how to form successful male couples, with tips on resolving conflicts, maintaining a friendship, the art of continuing to work on a relationship, sex, and more. Original.



Emotional Intimacy

Emotional Intimacy Author Robert Augustus Masters
ISBN-10 9781622030477
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 310
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Emotions link our feelings, thoughts, and conditioning at multiple levels, but they may remain a largely untapped source of strength, freedom, and connection. The capacity to be intimate with all our emotions, teaches Robert Augustus Masters, is essential for creating fulfilling relationships and living with awareness, love, and integrity. With Emotional Intimacy, this respected therapist and author invites us to explore: How to deepen our emotional literacy and become intimate with all our emotions The nature of emotional disconnection and what to do about it How to identify our emotions, fully experience them, and skillfully express them Illuminating, resolving, and healing old emotional wounds Gender differences in emotional intimacy and expression Steps for bringing greater emotional intimacy and depth into our relationships In-depth guidance for those facing depression, anxiety, and shame Why "blowing off steam" may make us feel worse, and the nature of healthy catharsis The difference between anger and aggression, shame and guilt, jealousy and envy Individual chapters for fully engaging with fear, anger, joy, jealousy, shame, grief, guilt, awe, and the full spectrum of our emotions There are no negative or unwholesome emotions—only negative or harmful things we do with them. Through real life examples, exercises, and an abundance of key insights, Masters provides a lucid guide for reclaiming our emotions, relating to them skillfully, and turning them into allies—to enrich and deepen our lives.



Gay Men s Guide to Love and Relationships

Gay Men s Guide to Love and Relationships Author Richard L. Travis
ISBN-10 1494992027
Release 2012-10-27
Pages 84
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Gay men are entitled to have good, healthy friendships and good, healthy relationships. This book addresses the struggle that gay men have to just find safety in home, employment and relationships. It also focuses on the different needs gay men have, as individuals and as a group. Gay men have often been perceived as "damaged goods" and therefore often act out in self-abusive ways by choosing inappropriate or unavailable men to date or befriend. This book helps identify personality characteristics or behaviors that get in the way of successful relationships. We all need to take responsibility for what we bring to the relationship, and be totally conscious of what the other man also brings to the relationship. So this book is about working at being conscious; conscious of our own behavior and needs, and conscious of other's behavior and needs. There are also poignant thoughts and quotes of other gay men in successful relationships to those who might benefit by their wisdom and experience. Many suggestions are quoted in this book too, from other gay men as to how to seek out a healthy date or potential partner. This book will help guide you to look at you and others, to help lead you to the kind of friends and relationships that will enrich your life, and make you thrive and grow.



Queer Blues

Queer Blues Author Kimeron Hardin
ISBN-10 9781608825974
Release 2001-06-25
Pages 260
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Queer Blues is the only guide to focus on the triggers of depression specific to the gay and lesbian community and to offer concrete strategies to overcome them. The authors explain the many forms of depression and explore its unique impact on lesbians and gay men. If you're a lesbian or a gay man struggling with depression, this book offers you real tools for real change. A self-test helps you determine your own level of depression and assess its impact on your life. With this information, go on to explore the reciprocal relationship between mood and self-esteem. Examine your core beliefs about self-worth and identify self-sabotaging habits that may make you vulnerable to both insecurity and depression. A final section provides tested, practical methods distilled from the authors' more than twenty-five years of clinical experience to help you build a plan to effectively manage your depression.



The Gay Man s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage

The Gay Man s Guide to Open and Monogamous Marriage Author Michael Dale Kimmel
ISBN-10 9781442268029
Release 2017-06-09
Pages 300
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Legal gay marriage is still a relatively new phenomenon. As gay men who are now able to get married, we find ourselves in a bit of a quandary: for many male couples, sex is a lot more important for us than it is for heterosexuals. Two married men often have a stronger desire for sex - wanting more of it and with a wider variety of partners - than married opposite-sex couples. How does this work within the structure of a monogamous marriage? Is an open relationship a better structure for gay marriage? Assuming that gay marriages will emulate heterosexual marriages is neither a valid nor a helpful assumption. But, as gay men, where does that leave us? There are currently no “rule books” for how a marriage between two men could or should work. While there are lots of books about how to plan your gay wedding, there are virtually none that address what to do after the honeymoon is over (literally and figuratively). This book fills that void. It offers married gay couples (and gay men considering marriage) an easy-to-follow, practical framework that they can use to help create, adjust and structure their marriages. Using helpful examples and first-hand quotes throughout, Openly-gay psychotherapist Michael Dale Kimmel offers a roadmap for gay men who want to be married but have questions and concerns about monogamy and monotony.



The Velvet Rage

The Velvet Rage Author Alan Downs
ISBN-10 9780738215853
Release 2012-06-05
Pages 272
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Today’s gay man enjoys unprecedented, hard-won social acceptance. Despite this victory, however, serious problems still exist. Substance abuse, depression, suicide, and sex addiction among gay men are at an all-time high, causing many to ask, “Are we really better off?” Drawing on contemporary research, psychologist Alan Downs’s own struggle with shame and anger, and stories from his patients, The Velvet Rage passionately describes the stages of a gay man’s journey out of shame and offers practical and inspired strategies to stop the cycle of avoidance and self-defeating behavior. Updated to reflect the effects of the many recent social, cultural, and political changes, The Velvet Rage is an empowering book that has already changed the public discourse on gay culture and helped shape the identity of an entire generation of gay men.



The Manly Art of Seduction

The Manly Art of Seduction Author Perry Brass
ISBN-10 1892149060
Release 2009-08-01
Pages 200
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The Manly Art of Seduction, How to Meet, Talk to, and Become Intimate with Anyone, by Perry Brass, author of How to Survive Your Own Gay Life, Angel Lust, Warlock, and Carnal Sacraments. Always waiting for someone else to make the first move? Traumatized by rejection? Don't have a clue how to open a conversation, or expand the terms of a relationship? The Manly Art of Seduction is a must-have. Brass explains male territorialism, and how it keeps men locked inside themselves. He talks about making decisions yourself, and how these decisions can be used to make seduction possible-even easy. He deals with the monster of rejection, and how to use mind pictures and exercises to rejection-proof your psyche. At the end of most chapters are questions you can use to tailor this book to your needs, seeing your own progress as you come to master this art.



CENTERING AND THE ART OF INTIMACY

CENTERING AND THE ART OF INTIMACY Author Gay Hendricks
ISBN-10 0671767194
Release 1993-03-08
Pages 192
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With this enlightening book, readers can conquer the most common obstacles to satisfying love--the twin fears of aloneness and closeness. The keys to surmounting these fears lie in developing awareness, honesty and commitment. The authors offer activities and exercises to help readers develop these relationship skills.



Getting the Love You Want

Getting the Love You Want Author Harville Hendrix
ISBN-10 0805068953
Release 2001-07-31
Pages 303
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A marriage therapist and pastoral counselor explains that most of the feelings of receiving inadequate love come from unresolved childhood conflicts and describes how adults can learn to flourish as loving and loved people, in a new edition of the best-selling handbook. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.



Desiring God

Desiring God Author John Piper
ISBN-10 9781601423092
Release 2011-01
Pages 411
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God! Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential. Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him. Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering. Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure. Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy. Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.



Boy Crazy

Boy Crazy Author Michael Shelton
ISBN-10 1593500718
Release 2008
Pages 210
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The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships

The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships Author John H. Harvey
ISBN-10 9781135624699
Release 2004-04-26
Pages 696
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Although sexuality is an integral part of close romantic relationships, research linking these two constructs has been less systematic than other areas pertaining to close relationships. To date, researchers in communication, sociology, family studies, psychology, and psychiatry, have made significant advances in both of these fields. The editors' goal is to integrate this research into one volume. They bring together major scholars from the diversity of fields working on close relationship topics to examine past contributions and new directions in sexuality. The emphasis is on theoretical integration and stimulation, methodological rigor, and critical analysis. This volume explores: *early sexual experiences and their impact on late life sexuality; *how life's stresses impact sexuality and satisfaction with closeness; *the affect of postpartum depression on sexuality; and *the relationship between control, power, anger, as well as revenge and sexual processes in couples. The Handbook of Sexuality in Close Relationships is intended for students and researchers in the disciplines of social, clinical, developmental, and health psychology; family studies; counseling; and interpersonal, family, and health communication. An excellent reference in advanced courses in close relationships taught in psychology, communications, sociology, anthropology, and family studies, the material in Part V will also appeal to clinical psychologists, health professionals, and policymakers.



Aging with HIV A Gay Mans Guide

Aging with HIV  A Gay Mans Guide Author James Masten
ISBN-10 9780199779642
Release 2010-12-08
Pages 248
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With improvements in the treatment of HIV disease, gay men in great numbers are surviving--and thriving--into middle and older age. While increased longevity brings new hope, it also raises unanticipated challenges, particularly for gay men who never thought they would live this long: How do I deal with all the physical changes? Who can I rely on as I get older? Is a relationship still in the cards for me? What about sex? How should I prepare for old age? A one-of-a-kind guide for gay men aging with HIV, Aging with HIV offers an upbeat, down-to-earth approach for adapting to change, whether driven by age, AIDS, or both. Psychotherapist James Masten and physician James Schmidtberger shed light on the many common assumptions and fears of aging with HIV. Aging with HIV provides concrete solutions for facing midlife with a positive outlook, offering a wealth of advice for breaking unhealthy habits and coping mechanisms. The book describes the nine changes common to gay men as they age with HIV, discusses the four challenges of aging, and offers a unique ten-step path to optimal aging with HIV, helping the reader to tailor the books suggestions to the realities of their lives. Woven throughout the book are first-person narratives from men who recount what worked--and did not work--for them. In addition, Rapid Research, Fast Fact, and Self-Reflection boxes highlight the latest research and challenge readers to take stock of the present--and plan for the future. An invaluable tool to keep handy and to refer to often, Aging with HIV is an inviting, confident companion to navigating midlife and beyond with HIV.



Praeger Guide to the Psychology of Gender

Praeger Guide to the Psychology of Gender Author Michele Antoinette Paludi
ISBN-10 0275982440
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 313
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Written by therapists, scholars, educators, and management consultants, this handbook deals with the psychology of gender-related topics.



The Joy of Gay Sex

The Joy of Gay Sex Author Charles Silverstein
ISBN-10 9780061795954
Release 2009-03-17
Pages 352
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For a new century and a new generation of readers comes a fully revised and expanded edition of a classic guide to gay sex, love, and life. Invaluable as a sex guide, a resource on building self-esteem, and a trusted aid for coming out of the closet, The Joy of Gay Sex covers the ins and outs of gay life alphabetically from "anus" to "wrestling." Noted psychologist Dr. Charles Silverstein has collaborated once again with critically acclaimed novelist Felice Picano on this third edition, updating every single entry and adding nearly thirty new entries. The authors provide positive and responsible advice on safe sex in all its varieties; on emotional and relationship-oriented issues such as long-term couples, loneliness, and growing older; and on scores of diverse topics ranging from spirituality to online dating. With fifty new line drawings by acclaimed illustrator Joseph Phillips, this landmark reference is a necessary addition to every gay man's bookshelf.