All posts by Andrew, Psychotherapist

Getting the love you don’t want

Harville Hendrix’s ‘Getting the love you want’ remains one of the most useful books for couples seeking to understand their relationship at a deeper level. Recently, on rereading the opening section ‘The Unconscious Marriage’, it pointed me towards a deeper truth about why we might choose partners who are challenging to us.

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Agnes Martin at Tate Modern : Part 1

I came across the writing of the painter Agnes Martin when I was an art student 25 years ago; and remember how captivated I was by her strange meditative phrases leading my mind away from meaning and towards something more feelable. I was in the presence of someone who had realised something hidden about being human that I had not yet found. I remember how spacious her words felt to me, as if I was breathing clean air again after being stuck in a claustrophobic room.

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