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Self-help for loving relationships that last

You Can Live Happily Ever After in Love
Timeless Wisdom for Modern Relatiomnships
by Andrew Quinn

The fairytale endings of love in movies and books have long stirred people’s hearts. Hollywood romance movies historically end with their first kiss hinting at ‘happily ever after’. Yet these tales sadly contrast with divorce rates. For most people, romantic love has been a powerful force that at some stage has become conflicted, stagnated or led to the end of the relationship. So where is the truth between the fairytale and the reality? Read More...


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Psychological Models & Diagrams

The models and diagrams below are samples from the two books available from this website.
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'The Tree of Life'

'The Middle Pillar'

This model of the psyche is the psychological Tree of Life. It depicts both the masculine and feminine levels of the psyche, while also displaying these traits at differing levels of awareness, i.e. the ego, the heart and the higher self.

The Circle of Life summarises the human journey from the physical, emotional to spiritual planes. It displays what we experience if we make life fulfilment an outer journey versus an inner journey. The circular nature of the model shows that we can spiral out from ourselves, or spiral into ourselves.

This model describes the shadow form of the psyche. The masculine traits are distorted by anger while the feminine traits are distorted by fear. We tend to display one shadow form when under stress or in our relationships, while our partner more often displays the opposite shadow form.

This diagram shows two states under stress. The masculine trait under stress creates a task-focused mindset which controls feelings while getting the job done - risking exceeding our sustainable limits of energy. The feminine traits under stress cause feelings to become overwhelming, creating irrational fears. This risks not focusing on the job at all, or procrastinating.

This model depicts how the psyche is very dynamic. We are always changing our mood and behaviour, which is reflected in our state of being. This model shows how we can swing between the masculine and feminine shadow. For instance, being shouted at and criticised while saying nothing (feminine shadow), and then suddenly lashing out and hurling criticism back (masculine shadow).

The figure in this image shows how we can rush through life with a busy mind or keeping busy. This busy-ness can have a secondary gain of avoiding our fears from the past, while desiring relief from our feelings, which remains in the future. Living this way risks exhaustion and unstable moods, while rushing but never getting anywhere.

© Andrew Quinn 2006-14.
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