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Month: May 2013

Holding On To Your Sexuality With Breast Cancer Treatment

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There has been a heightened awareness of breast cancer lately– with Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy and the conversations and rebuttals since– so here is a timely column written  by Rosara Torrisi with advice for holding on to your sexuality while undergoing treatment for breast cancer. 

For more information, take a look at these books:

  • “The Lovin’ Ain’t Over for Women with Cancer” by Barbara and Ralph Alterowitz
  • “Woman Cancer Sex” by Anne Katz
  • “I Am Not My Breast Cancer” by Ruth Peltason

Also, consider these Web sites:

Help Your Marriage Last Longer

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This article in the Scientific American, entitled How To Have A Longer Marriage Than Kim Kardashian is a wonderful synopsis of the publications by John and Julie Gottman and their colleagues.

Gottman and colleagues have uncovered four crucially toxic behaviors that are bound to end your romantic relationship– contempt, criticism, stonewalling, and defensiveness

If you want to stop fighting and start loving again, contact Rosara Torrisi to reignite the passion in your relationship. 

You can call Rosara at 516-690-6779 or email her at RosaraTorrisiLMSW@gmail.com.

Sex and Disability

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Having a disability does not prevent you from being able to live a vibrant and sexual life. Check out this site (Undressing Disability) to learn more. If you are someone with a disability and you feel your sexuality is being hampered, Seek help today! You deserve to have a rewarding sense of your sexual self and a satisfying level of intimacy with your partner.