Insights on Love, Luck, and
Narcissism from a Longtime
Geraldine K. Piorkowski, Ph. D.
Winner in the CIPA EVVY AWARDS Competition (2021)
in the Cultural Studies/Social Issues Category
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr. Geraldine K. Piorkowski is a retired clinical psychologist who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Since then, she worked in a variety of academic and clinical settings for over fifty years. She has written a number of psychological articles as well as two books about romantic love: ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE: CONFUSED LOVE SEEKERS and TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: EXPLORING THE RISKS OF INTIMACY
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
Exploring The Risks Of Intimacy
Countless experts offer us advice on how to create the “perfect relationship,” fostering the unrealistic expectation that forming an intimate bond will be a painless experience. Unfortunately, few experts are willing to confront the powerful challenges and emotions inherent within close relationships today.
Adult Children of Divorce
Confused Love Seekers
Romantic love is often an elusive, fragile, and tenuous state, difficult to maintain across time. The rates of divorce, re-divorce, relationship violence, and abuse today attest to the fact we are failing at romantic love. And for teen-aged and adult children of divorce, romantic love can be especially elusive.
KEY POINTS Loneliness has been exacerbated by increased reliance on social media and cell phones...
KEY POINTS Good or bad fortune is often arbitrary, not based on what is "deserved."Failure to...
KEY POINTS Fantasy magnifies positive qualities and whitewashes negative traits in a potential...