Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action

A roundup of psychoanalytic points of view

Does “Mental Cheating” Hurt or Help a Romantic Relationship?

Many people fantasize about their neighbor’s spouse without committing adultery. It is common to have erotic fantasies about co-workers, strangers, and good old figments-of-our-imagination. While children have imaginary friends, adults often benefit from having imaginary lovers. Read More

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Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Action, edited by Susan Kolod, Ph.D., and Melissa Ritter, Ph.D, is under the auspices of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, the journal of the William Alanson White Institute.

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