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CRAZY DRUNK AND IN LOVE: THE STORY OF A MARRIAGE (FOLIE IVRESSE AMOUR: L'HISTOIRE D'UN COUPLE)

G AND L Could their relationship survive the horrors they went through? Thirty years later after endless psychiatric clinics, two turbulent marriages and a divorce they are sane, sober and still in love. Their love was tested beyond all limits, they were bruised and scarred from the madness, the alcohol and the emotional battles, but against all the odds and with much determination they came through to the other side.
This is an extraordinary story of fall and redemption, trauma and recovery and the lasting power of true love.
I am a bi-lingual couples therapist, writer and French translator who worked with G and L for over 7 years during a very challenging time in their long marriage. G and L are a loving couple who through alcoholism and mental illness have been to hell and back more than once in their 30 year relationship. Their message is that anything and everything is possible if despite all you trust and love each other. At first I was apprehensive about working with them because th…

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Imagine a woman with no right to education, imagine a woman who risks rape on a daily basis, imagine a woman with no access to gynaecological health care, imagine a woman exploited in the fields and factories. Now imagine a Western privileged woman who gets stressed out by all the choices she has. Shame on us
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"ORGASMIC MEDITATION"

As a sex therapist with 30 years experience and the author of three books about sex I am all in favour of the female orgasm which remains complex and mysterious. The new fad from America, Orgasmic Meditation appalls me. It is exploitative, voyeuristic and pornographic. Who is in control? A man of course (I wonder what his level of sexual thrill is during this process). !5 minutes of clitoral stimulation  will do wonders, but please not in public with a group of female strangers watching and paying for it. Save it for your lover or remember the song by Aretha Franklin and Annie Lennox “Sisters are doing it for themselves”.