Psychology Paragraphs of the Day

"When you find yourself hating someone (who did not directly hurt you) with blinding rage, know for certain that it is not the person you hate at all, but rather something about them that threatens your identity.  Find that thing.  This single piece of advice can turn your life around, I guarantee it."

— The Last Psychiatrist, on a post called The Rape Tunnel

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"According to a widely accepted model, intimacy begins when one person expresses revealing feelings, builds when the listener responds with support and empathy and is achieved when the discloser hears these things and feels understood, validated and cared for."

— Elizabeth Weil, in her 8,000 NYT magazine piece on her quest to improve her marriage.

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