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Acting Responsibly In The Face of Desire

Would you like to have an affair? vs. Would you have an affair? These are two different questions, each so volatile in nature that most of us prefer not to think about them. My purpose in asking (as well as answering them for myself) is to shed light on what might be the greatest challenge in developing and sustaining an intimate re....(Read full article...)

Diagnosing Addiction

Diagnosing Addiction When it comes to treatment, 'rule of thumb' is: The sooner addiction is detected the more favorable the prognosis. The goal is always to intervene as early as possible. The reasoning is simple - addiction worsens over time, related problems mount and it becomes more entrenched and impervious to treatment. However, more times than not, by the time the addict enters treatment....(Read full article...)

Brandon Teena, Teena Brandon

At the end of a great film, you might sit back for a moment and reflect on what you saw. In the days following, images may pass through your mind, evoking something deep–a memory, a feeling, an insight. But rarely are you reeling from revelations in its aftermath, unable to shake them off. Most people going to “Boys Don....(Read full article...)

Best Relationship Films of '05

Why is it, come this time of year, excitement about recognizing the best talent -- the best movie - screenplay - director-actors -- invariably turns to disillusionment and disdain, with this year being no exception. Regarding those films inexplicably missed, the ones that don't even make it to the nomination list....(Read full article...)

Post Election Stress Disorder (PESD)

Are these the best of times or the worst of times? For many, these are the worst of times. What happened? What is happening? What is going to happen? So many people, possibly more than half the country are, to varying extents, casualties of the times and are standing helplessly in the face of an extremely bleak outlook; a colder, dar....(Read full article...)

Homophobia, Anonymous Sex and Intimacy

I’m Daniel. I’m heterosexual and (was) homophobic. I can recall my high school days when gays were “fags,” “pussies,” “dykes,” freaks, outsiders, non-entities, people you’d always get support for abusing, the safest of scapegoats. I wondered why I (and others) invariably reacted with avoidance, indifference and disdain, wh....(Read full article...)

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About Daniel Linder, MFT

Daniel Linder Relationships. I was born with a keen sense about relationships, was always assessing how close and intimate people are with each other. I had a knack for relationships. The importance of relationships cuts to the core of who I am. The combination of clinical training, 30 years of professional experience treating addictive, non-intimate couples and families, as well as rigorous self analysis has given me a lot to work with. I put what seemed to come naturally to me under a microscope in an effort to break the process of building healthy relationships down to concrete essentials: Understanding of Basic Principles, Communication Skills, Self-realization and Intimacy.

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