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Family, Friends & Lovers
This Emotional Life
Aired:
01/04/2010
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The importance of relationships & why they are central to emotional well-being

 


THIS EMOTIONAL LIFE

Family, Friends & Lovers

Aired Monday, 1/4 at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

The first episode looks at the importance of relationships and why they are central to emotional well-being. What are the cognitive and neurological processes underpinning everyday interactions, and can they help us understand why some relationships flourish and others fail? Viewers meet a young boy, adopted from a Russian orphanage, whose story illustrates how attachment in infancy fundamentally shapes his ability to build relationships for years to come. Viewers also meet young parents of newborn twins; a couple in therapy for a troubled marriage; a teenager who was bullied with tragic consequences; two women grappling with the stress of workplace conflicts; and others — all to better understand the importance of social connections and relationships.


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