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Intimate Relationships

Why They Do and Do Not Work

Stephen Wolinsky

Quantum Institute Inc
Unrealistic expectations are the culprit in relationship problems. Dr. Wolinsky looks at the root causes of unrealistic expectations: separation, resistance to separation, and desire for merger. It is the unresolved resistance to separation which leads people to expect partners to act as parents and fulfill past-time needs in the present. The further extension of this subconscious demand is not seeing or experiencing the partner as a human being in the present.