Lessons in Longing

Lessons in Longing

We all know that feeling: the slow, fermenting desire for something missing; the visceral ache that roils within us; the bittersweet anticipation of that which we may never get. This is longing. Longing is among the more alluring qualities of romantic love. It is the...
Meditations on Loving and Losing

Meditations on Loving and Losing

Lost, but Not for Words Marcus and Maria, like many embattled couples, arrive in my office and head for opposite ends of the couch. Their simultaneous plop-down strikes me as the most coordinated effort they’ve mustered in months. In unison, each hugs the armrest as...
Becoming Sensitive to the Sacred

Becoming Sensitive to the Sacred

Dearest Readers, If I’ve learned anything, it’s that relationships are at once fundamental and transcendental. One of the challenges for those of us who presume to study them is that we are constantly pulling focus in order to appreciate their essence at...