Like running water, changing love finds its way past obstacles. I’m a big fan of sexual monogamy, but I’m puzzled by lovers who claim that their romantic partner is the only person they need in their lives or that time together is the only activity necessary for emotional fulfillment.

Freezing it in place makes it fragile, rigid, and all too likely to shatter. Humans are designed to live in groups, explore ideas, and constantly learn new skills.

Begin by taking responsibility for your own choices—including the choice to obey the spider man who may have you in his thrall.

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The king eats a few tasteless mouthfuls, then bursts into tears.

“All along,” he cries, “it was my youngest daughter who really loved me!

It also helps us know when we’re making that mistake.

Salt is unique in that its taste doesn’t cover up the food it seasons but enhances whatever flavor was there to begin with. Each of the following five statements is the polar opposite of what most Americans see as loving commitment.

It amazes me how often my clients’ significant others feel threatened when the clients revive childhood passions or take up new hobbies.

I encourage people to bring their spooked spouses to a session so we can discuss their fears.The reason is that everything—and everyone—is constantly changing.We age, grow, learn, get sick, get well, gain weight, lose weight, find new interests, and drop old ones.Either strategy means that someone is being held too close, wrapped in spider silk.Getting out of this sticky situation is simple: Tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.He seeks refuge in the very house where his third daughter is working as a scullery maid.