Empowering People

BOOKS BY
Stephen E. Linn, Ph.D.

I Am What I Am!

I Am What I Am!

VOLUME ONE
Essays on Being Human

   

I Am What I Am!

VOLUME TWO
Essays on Relationships

 


       I can only be who I am and, your decrees, pleas, protestations and threats not withstanding, I cannot choose otherwise, no matter how much you urge it or how hard I try.

 

 


       My aim is to shed light on intimate relationships, on what they are and how to succeed at them, as well as on the characteristics of and differences between successful and unsuccessful relating.

 

 

21 chapters • 110 pages

 

 

 

22 chapters • 111 pages

 

Contents

 


Foreword

 

1.

On Feeling

3

2.

On Pain

9

3.

Being Depressed

12

4.

On Primal

20

5.

On Caring

25

6.

Caring Relationships

29

7.

Trust

33

8.

Wanting, Asking, Giving & Taking

37

9.

Attraction, Appetite, Intimacy, Commitment & Empowerment

43

10.

Criticism

48

11.

Little Murders

53

12.

Exploiting & Colluding

58

13.

On Magic

61

14.

Habit, Compulsion & Addiction

66

15.

Stress

72

16.

On Violence

81

17.

Loneliness

86

18.

Balancing

90

19.

Responsibility

94

20.

Saying "No"

102

21.

Conflict, Care & Language

106

 

 

Contents

 


Forward

 

1.

Attraction

3

2.

Meeting

7

3.

Dialoguing

11

4.

Contract

14

5.

Closure

18

6.

Taking and Refusing to Take, Asking For What I Want, and Giving in Successful Relationships

22

7.

Concealing Ourselves Disturbs Our Relationships

26

8.

Self-Esteem and Relationships

29

9.

Self-Valuing vs. Self-Effacing

37

10.

Really Living vs. Wishful Thinking

42

11.

The Instrumental and 
The Non-Instrumental

46

12.

Inner-Directed, Passionate, and Committed vs. Other-Directed, Indifferent, and Ambivalent

49

13.

Respecting vs. Attacking

55

14.

Conflict

61

15.

Persevering vs. Being Compelled or Being Irresolute

66

16.

Striving and Struggling

71

17.

Touching

75

18.

Loving

79

19.

Being Intimate

86

20.

Sex and Lusting

90

21.

Sexuality

97

22.

A Relationship Ethic

102

 

 

 

 

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Empowering People
200-1892 W. Broadway
Vancouver, BC  V6J 1Y9