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MEN & WOMEN

A place to discuss relations between the sexes.

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Latest Activity: Oct 9, 2018

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Here we can discuss how men and women understand and do not understand one another, the dynamics that then occur, communication and relationships.

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BILL

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by josephine jones Oct 9, 2018. 2 Replies

Around his house, here and there,women’s clothes she did not wear.Did former lovers leave them here“Probably,” he said, “my dear.”“Should I be jealous, now?”she asked, crinkling her lovely brow.“Oh, jealousy is such a pain,”he answered, casually,…Continue

IN THE POWER OF APHRODITE

Started by David Brazier Sep 20, 2018. 0 Replies

I have been reading extracts from a translation of The Travels of Bronteas. Brointeas is travelling with his slave Phylon in ancient Cyprus. He visits a number of cities and temples most of which are dedicated to Aphrodite. What emerges is a picture…Continue

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 18, 2018. 2 Replies

Here is a scenario. What do you think is going on here? What do you think may happen next? What would you say to Tom or to Mary? Do you think this scenario is common or unusual? How? Why?Mary was, like many girls, rather frightened of sex as an…Continue

ME TOO?

Started by David Brazier Nov 8, 2017. 0 Replies

In the Spectator, Lara Prendergast writes:From chaperones to modesty wear, a sexual reformation is underway. While embracing so much freedom, society is moving towards prudishness.…Continue

THE DARK DEPTHS OF RELATIONSHIP

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Susthama Kim Oct 28, 2017. 7 Replies

In this item I would like to bring together two ideas. The first idea is that of an implicit contract in the couple relationship. A contact is an agreement of the "If you do this, I'll do that" variety. There has to be some complementarity between…Continue

LOVE IS WAY MORE MYSTERIOUS

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by Satya Robyn Oct 23, 2017. 1 Reply

Here is an interesting article on relationships…Continue

WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN AN INSTITUTION?

Started by David Brazier Jul 19, 2017. 0 Replies

There is a saying attributed to Groucho Marx: Marriage is a great institution - but who wants to live in an institution?In Britain, divorce rates are falling. The reason for this is that it is now acceptable to live together and not get married in…Continue

JEALOUSY

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Apr 27, 2017. 6 Replies

I am still reading, from time to time, the book of the diary of Sophia Tolstoy. Here I just want to pick out one theme from the many:…Continue

WHAT DO WOMEN REALLY WANT? (Or men, for that matter)

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 27, 2017. 11 Replies

This, of course, is a famous question, as much as anything for the fact that Freud confessed himself unable to answer it.One of the most interesting statistics to come out of the analysis of the recent US election is surely the fact that 53% of…Continue

IMPOSING VALUES

Started by David Brazier. Last reply by David Brazier Mar 9, 2017. 5 Replies

I am currently reading the diaries of Sophia Tolstoy who spent her life loving and fighting with her famous husband. He was a rich…Continue

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Comment by Elja Stoel on December 14, 2015 at 21:59

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Comment by Dayamay Dunsby on December 14, 2015 at 15:17
That's quite interesting. On the one hand it seems like she's being over-needy and sensitive but his response is quite a cold and unhelpful one...hhhmmm...why does this seem so familiar!!? Namo Amida Bu( ;
 

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GROUP

Posted by David Brazier on January 11, 2019 at 9:43 2 Comments

I’ve always been interested in groupwork. Recently I’ve been facilitating a rather challenging group. It includes an older man who is enjoying his retirement, an outdoor type who does not say so much but clearly regards the other members as wimps, a writer who has an irritating obsession with etymology, one I think of as the wanderer whose life problem seems to be that of never having learnt to settle down, who tells endless entertaining stories of travels, love affairs and so on, and I was…

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Sense on Brexit

Posted by Geeta Chari on December 16, 2018 at 18:51 0 Comments

https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2018/12/13/full-speech-sir-ivan-rogers-on-brexit/

I found this piece tremendously sensible, well-reasoned, and above all, realistic.

LONG JOURNEY

Posted by David Brazier on December 14, 2018 at 18:52 6 Comments

Carol drove me into Ottawa at midday on Wednesday 12th. I had spent the morning being interviewed and making a short film. In Ottawa we had lunch at the vegetarian restaurant and then went on to the airport where she dropped me off. I was to take a local plane to Montreal then fly to Paris and on to Bilbao in Spain with Air France, due to arrive at nine in the morning local time the following day. F would meet me in Spain and take me back to stay with him in a village near Vittoria.…

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MY REAL LIFE

Posted by David Brazier on December 8, 2018 at 15:00 4 Comments

I'd like to try to say something about real life, which is the only thing that is really interesting.

I have been a bookworm ever since I learnt to read, which was not until I was seven years old. By that time I had already had important spiritual experiences. I was a rather odd child. Many ideas went through my head that tended to set me apart from other children.

Now,…

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