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Relationships

“What To Call What I Photograph”

I’ve searched for years for the appropriate word of that which I photograph.

“Subject” makes it inferior, under me.

“Object” too cold, unfeeling.

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“Fusing with the Subject”

This hand is you and your other your spouse. Bring them close together, then have them touch – and then interlock them.

You have now created a new Entity: the two of you fused as One. This is Fusion, this is Love.

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“Empathy, Sympathy, and a Broken Relationship”

How much
do you feel
your other
is feeling?

They were only together a short time when she became pregnant. Here they are six years later with a boy of whom they are both so proud – and very deservedly so.

However two years after his birth they separated and only recently have returned. Both with recriminations.

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Video: Helping Children Through Their Parents’ Divorce

Dr. Diamond discusses one approach to helping a child through their parents’ divorce, and also the best possible attitude the parents can have in order to help their children during this time.

See more videos by Dr Diamond on his YouTube channel.

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“Profit”

The word profit is defined as “the pecuniary gain in any transaction; the amount by which value acquired exceeds value expended”[1]—so you get more than you give. That seems to me to be selfish. It is not fair. It is not sharing. It should be that what we get is equal to what we give.

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“Sustained by Blake’s Vision”

With so many unhappy couples I am sustained by Blake’s Vision, as described to his friend and patron Thomas Butts...
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“My First Patient”

My first patient, a married woman in her mid-thirties, was an inpatient in a neurosurgery ward. She had been suffering from severe headaches for many years. The neurosurgeon, though academically brilliant, seemed to have an unsympathetic attitude and was subjecting her to a number of painful procedures, which included pneumoencephalograms, blood tests, cerebral arteriography, X-rays, lumbar punctures, and so on.

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Video: The Primary Family Problem

An introduction to one of the deepest and most universal problems affecting health and relationships.
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“It Doesn’t Take Time to Love a Puppy”

It doesn't take time to love a puppy.  You do - or you don't. 
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“You Are As My Mother”

You are as my mother 
aspired to be: 
when I look in your eyes 
– it’s her love I see. 

This is reprised (“haiku’d”) as

You are as my mother 
– it’s her love I see. 

Which can be further abbreviated to

You are 
– I see. 

And the “you” is anyone, everyone, anything, everything.

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