The State of Affairs
Rethinking Infidelity
By Esther Perel
Review by Christian Perring on Tue, Nov 28th 2017.
The State of Affairs by Esther PerelEsther Perel takes an inquisitive and thoughtful approach to infidelity. She has a recent TED talk that summarizes many of her main themes. As a therapist, she has specialized in couples and individuals who are struggling with problems arising from infidelity.  She takes a subtle approach aiming to understand why people have affairs even when they are in love with their partners or when they are taking huge risks by doing so. People even lie about affairs when they have open relationships. Her book explores many aspects of infidelity in a non-judgmental way, and although the chapters have
Click here to read the full review!

The Reflective Parent
How to Do Less and Relate More with Your Kids
By Regina Pally
Review by Hennie Weiss on Tue, Nov 7th 2017.
The Reflective Parent: How to Do Less and Relate More with Your Kids, by Regina Pally, takes the perspective of how to parent using reflective parenting, which as Pally describes it , is relationship based, and focuses on the mental skill of understanding what is going on inside the mind of a child, by listening, being open, and by also looking inside oneself, taking a step back from jumping to conclusions while attempting to be non-judgmental. Pally starts out with describing reflective parenting, and the 10 principles of the system. At the same time, Pally assures her readers that parenting
Click here to read the full review!
The Reflective Parent by Regina Pally

Done With The Crying
Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children
By Sheri McGregor
Review by Hennie Weiss on Wed, Nov 2nd 2016.
Done With The Crying by Sheri McGregorDone With the Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children by Sheri McGregor is written by a mother of an estranged adult child for primarily mothers of adult estranged children. McGregor explains that it was mostly women who reached out on her website, writing about and discussing their feelings and experiences in regards to their own adult child/ren being estranged. It is not that the book does not note the feelings and experiences of men, but only about seven percent of those who shared their stories online were male, which is why McGregor focuses primarily on women. McG
Click here to read the full review!

Parents and Digital Technology
How to Raise the Connected Generation
By Suzie Hayman and John Coleman
Review by Hennie Weiss on Tue, Sep 13th 2016.
In Parents and Digital Technology: How to raise the connected generation, Suzie Hayman and John Coleman provide a guide for parents who are struggling to keep up with their children's use of technology and social media. Many parents feel that they do not have the skills necessary to understand what their children are doing online, and many are worried that their children's use of digital technology not only supersedes their own, but that their children are on their phones, tablets and computers too much, as well as that their children may not be safe when using digital technology. Therefore, H
Click here to read the full review!
Parents and Digital Technology by  Suzie Hayman and John Coleman

Children of the Aging Self-Absorbed
A Guide to Coping with Difficult, Narcissistic Parents and Grandparents
By Nina W Brown
Review by Hennie Weiss on Tue, Apr 19th 2016.
Children of the Aging Self-Absorbed by Nina W BrownChildren of the Aging Self-Absorbed: A Guide to Coping with Difficult, Narcissistic Parents and Grandparents is a book for adult children who are struggling in their relationships with their parents or grandparents for different reasons. First and foremost, the aging self-absorbed are displaying many characteristics that are difficult for (adult) children to deal with, that can cause anger, frustration and hurt. Nina W. Brown has created a guide for adult children on how to protect themselves emotionally from parents and grandparents and what strategies to use based on the various types of sel
Click here to read the full review!

Sex Addiction: The Partner's Perspective
A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Surviving Sex Addiction For Partners and Those Who Want to Help Them
By Paula Hall
Review by Elin Weiss on Tue, Mar 15th 2016.
Sex Addiction: The Partner's Perspective - A Comprehensive Guide to Understanding and Surviving Sex Addiction for Partners and Those Who Want to Help Them by Paula Hall is a self help book for those who are or have been in a relationship with a sex addict. The research field of sex addiction has been quite small but is according to Hall growing as this type of addiction is receiving more attention. Hall states that sex addiction is on the rise, very much so because of the easy access to internet pornography. Often research focus on the addict and there has not been enough emphasis on what t
Click here to read the full review!
Sex Addiction: The Partner's Perspective by Paula Hall

Anatomy of Love
A Natural History of Mating, Marriage, and Why We Stray
By Helen Fisher
Review by Christian Perring on Tue, Feb 23rd 2016.
Anatomy of Love by Helen FisherIt has long been a goal of many religions and philosophical approaches for humans to rise above our animal nature. We have obviously gone a long way since our time as hunters and gatherers, and our discovery of science and creation of technology has been remarkable. When it comes to our sexual desires and mating habits, we have certainly created many sophisticated social rules, but it is less clear that we can really get much beyond what our evolutionary history has created for us.  If there is such a thing as human nature, then evolutionary psychology has a strong claim to be able to tel
Click here to read the full review!

Beyond Addiction
How Science and Kindness Help People Change
By Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens Nicole Kosanke Stephanie Higgs
Review by Christian Perring on Tue, Jan 12th 2016.
Beyond Addiction is a book written by therapists associated with the Center for Motivation & Change. It largely rejects old twelve step approaches and old myths about addiction, replacing them with evidence-based approaches.  While it sometimes is a little overenthusiastic about the extent to which its methods have been proven, rather than just having some supporting evidence, it is a welcome resource as a reasonable approach to understanding and treating addiction. It is aimed mostly at those who live with addicts and are trying to help them. The fundamental assumption of the book is
Click here to read the full review!
Beyond Addiction by Jeffrey Foote, Carrie Wilkens Nicole Kosanke Stephanie Higgs

All Topic Reviews
"Intimate" Violence against Women3 NBS of Julian DrewA Little PregnantA Natural History of RapeA Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning AutismA Stir of BonesAbout a BoyAdult Children of Emotionally Immature ParentsAlmost a PsychopathAlone TogetherAnatomy of LoveAngelsAnother CountryAnxious ParentsApples and OrangesBe Honest--You're Not That Into Him EitherBeing the Other OneBetrayed as BoysBeyond AddictionBipolar DisorderBoys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt)Breaking ApartBrief Adolescent Therapy Homework PlannerBringing Up ParentsBut I Love HimCaring for a Child with AutismCaring in Remembered WaysCherishmentChildren of the Aging Self-AbsorbedChildren of the Self-AbsorbedChildren, Families, and Health Care Decision MakingClawsCloserCold HitCoping With Difficult PeopleCouple SkillsCruddyDancing in My NuddypantsDivorce PoisonDoing ItDone With The CryingEcstasyEmotional ClaustrophobiaEmotional Fitness for IntimacyEmotional Intelligence at WorkEntwined LivesErotic PassionsEssentials of Premarital CounselingEvery Pot Has a CoverFacts About ADHD ChildrenFamilies Like MineFamilyFamily BoundFamily FirstFear of IntimacyFinal JeopardyFind MeFlashpointFor Lesbian ParentsForgive Your Parents, Heal YourselfGandhi's WayGeorgia Under WaterGetting over Getting MadGetting the Love You WantGetting the Love You Want Audio CompanionGirl in the MirrorGirl StuffGoing Home without Going CrazyHandbook of AttachmentHandbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual ClientsHappiness Sold SeparatelyHard to GetHe's Just Not That Into YouHealing ConversationsHollow KidsHot ButtonsHot Chocolate for the Mystical LoverHow Families Still MatterHow to Create Chemistry with AnyoneHow to Give Her Absolute PleasureHow to Handle a Hard-To-Handle KidHow to Keep Your Teenager Out of Trouble and What to Do If You Can'tI am Not Sick I Don't Need Help!I Don't Know How She Does ItI Hate You-Don't Leave MeI Only Say This Because I Love YouI'm OK, You're My ParentsIn the Mood, AgainInside the American CoupleIntrusive ParentingIt's Called a Breakup Because It's BrokenIt's Love We Don't UnderstandJakarta MissingKeeping Passion AliveKeeping Your Child in MindLet's Get This StraightLiberation's ChildrenLife's WorkLikely to DieLove JunkieLove SickLove Times ThreeLove Works Like ThisLoving Someone With Bipolar DisorderLoving Someone with Borderline Personality DisorderLust in TranslationMaking the RunMaking the RunManic DepressionMars and Venus - Starting Over.Mating in CaptivityMom, Dad, I'm Gay.MotherstylesMurder in the InnMysterious CreaturesNecessary NoiseOdd Girl OutOpenOpening to Love 365 Days a YearOphelia's MomOrgasmsOur Journey Through High Functioning Autism and Asperger SyndromeOut of the DustParenting and the Child's WorldParenting on the GoParenting Your Out-Of-Control TeenagerParents and Digital TechnologyParents Do Make a DifferencePassionate MarriagePlanet JanetPreventing Misbehavior in ChildrenProblem Child or Quirky Kid?Raising AmericaRaising ElijahRaising Kids in an Age of TerrorRaising Kids in the 21st CenturyRaising Resilient ChildrenRay's a LaughRelationship RescueRespect-Me RulesRomantic IntelligenceRoom For JSecrets of a Passionate MarriageSelf-NurtureSelfish, Shallow, and Self-AbsorbedSex Addiction: The Partner's PerspectiveShidduch CrisisSickenedSingleSlut!Socrates in LoveSomeone Like YouSong for EloiseSpecial SiblingsSpiritually Healing the Indigo Children (and Adult Indigos, Too!)Staying Connected to Your TeenagerStaying Sane When Your Family Comes to VisitStop Arguing with Your KidsStop SignsStop Walking on EggshellsStop Walking on EggshellsStrong, Smart, & BoldSummer of the SkunksSurviving a Borderline ParentTaking Charge of AngerTelling SecretsThank You for Being Such a PainThe Anti-Romantic ChildThe AwakeningThe Bastard on the Couch CDThe Birth of PleasureThe Brief Couples Therapy Homework Planner with DiskThe Bully Action GuideThe Burden of SympathyThe Commercialization of Intimate LifeThe CorrectionsThe Couples Psychotherapy Treatment PlannerThe DisappearanceThe Dream BearerThe Educated ParentThe Emotional RevolutionThe Employee Assistance Treatment PlannerThe EpidemicThe Ethics of ParenthoodThe Ethics of the FamilyThe Gay Baby BoomThe Good DivorceThe Guide for International Intercultural Couples and Families Intercultural MarriageThe Healing Journey for CouplesThe Hostile HospitalThe Husbands and Wives ClubThe Inside Story on Teen GirlsThe Introvert AdvantageThe Little FriendThe Love HexagonThe Moral Intelligence of ChildrenThe Neuroscience of Human RelationshipsThe New I DoThe Normal OneThe Nurture AssumptionThe OASIS Guide to Asperger SyndromeThe Other ParentThe Psychology of Parental ControlThe Real Rules for GirlsThe Reflective ParentThe Right to Be ParentsThe Secret Lives of WivesThe Spider and the BeeThe State of AffairsThe StepsThe Story of My FatherThe Velveteen FatherThe Virgin BlueThe Visitation HandbookThe Whole ChildTo Have and To Hurt:Two Is EnoughUnderstanding MarriageUnderstanding the Borderline MotherUnhitchedUp in FlamesWe've Got IssuesWhat about the KidsWhat Goes UpWhat Is Secular Humanism?What It Means to Love YouWhat Our Children Teach UsWhen a Parent is DepressedWhen Mars Women DateWhen Someone You Love Is BipolarWhen Someone You Love Is DepressedWhy Are You So Sad?Will You, Won't You?WomanWorking With Emotional IntelligenceWorried All the TimeYes, Your Teen Is Crazy!

Related Topics


Welcome to MHN's unique book review site Metapsychology. We feature over 7900 in-depth reviews of a wide range of books and DVDs written by our reviewers from many backgrounds and perspectives. We update our front page weekly and add more than thirty new reviews each month. Our editor is Christian Perring, PhD. To contact him, use one of the forms available here.

Can't remember our URL? Access our reviews directly via ''

Metapsychology Online reviewers normally receive gratis review copies of the items they review.
Metapsychology Online receives a commission from for purchases through this site, which helps us send review copies to reviewers. Please support us by making your purchases through our Amazon links. We thank you for your support!

Join our e-mail list!: Metapsychology New Review Announcements: Sent out monthly, these announcements list our recent reviews. To subscribe, click here.

Interested in becoming a book reviewer for Metapsychology? Currently, we especially need thoughtful reviewers for books in fiction, self-help and popular psychology. To apply, write to our editor.

Metapsychology Online Reviews

Promote your Page too

Metapsychology Online Reviews
ISSN 1931-5716