Deeper dating experience
We've even had meaningful discussions, but most of the time we've talked about work and "Jewish geography" topics.
In Deeper Dating, psychotherapist Ken Page offers a new path to finding meaningful and lasting relationships.Dear Rosie & Sherry, For the past few weeks I've been dating a special young woman for the purpose of marriage.She's a very "private" person, and it seems to take her longer to open up about herself than some of the other women I've dated.The recent concerns of emotional intelligence have been to find a synthesis of the two forces—something that "turns the old understanding of the tension between reason and feeling on its head: it is not that we want to do away with emotion and put reason in its place, as Erasmus had it, but instead find the intelligent balance of the two".The passions, he concluded, "have a say on how the rest of the brain and cognition go about their business.A number of daters have no idea how to make a transition from casual talk to something with more substance.
That difficulty can keep them from continuing the courtship, because they wonder whether the two of them are capable of talking about more substantial issues, and if they will be able to relate to each other on a deep level.
This approach to dating doesn’t lead to love, it leads to insecurity and loneliness.
With exercises, practical tools, and inspiring stories, Deeper Dating will guide you on a journey to find the love—and personal fulfillment—you long for.
KEN PAGE, LCSW, is a psychotherapist and author of the popular Psychology Today blog Finding Love.
Ken has led hundreds of workshops on intimacy and spirituality for thousands of participants.
He has taught at Columbia University, the Omega Institute, Iona College, Rowe Conference Center, and the Garrison Institute.