Esther Perel on Truth Telling

Esther Perel on Truth Telling

All notes were taken directly from “The State of Affairs” by Esther Perel – – – Ask yourself, is it honest, is it helpful, and is it kind? Sometimes silence is caring. Before you unload your guilt onto an unsuspecting partner, consider, whose well-being are you really...
Esther Perel on Truth Telling

The State of Affairs – Esther Perel

All the notes were taken directly from the source mentioned!  – – – Cheating is the only sin that gets two commandments in the Bible, one for doing it and one just for thinking about Euripides, Ovid, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Proust, Flaubert, Stendhal,...
Inner Circle & Outer Circle

Inner Circle & Outer Circle

Sometimes I fear that I am neglecting my work. I feel guilty that I am not moving towards my long term goals. Likewise, I accumulate lots of anxiety when thinking that my career will stagnate because of how little I can focus on my craft. However, it was until...
Pairs of Opposites: Love vs Desire

Pairs of Opposites: Love vs Desire

To understand what makes a couple change their dynamic in a long term relationship, it is necessary first to divide pre-conquest from the post-conquest. The first stage is where you find the desire to have another person. With this comes novelty, adventure, risk,...