Helping Millennials Navigate the Brave New World of Intimate Relationships
Modern love presents us with a dizzying array of choices and challenges, but young adults in particular are navigating a brave new world of intimate relationships. Sex education for them, while vital, tends to be absent or limited. Although new research tells us that young adults crave input about love, sex, and marriage from “elders” like clinicians, parents, and teachers, for some of us, these intergenerational love dialogs (ILDs) can feel difficult, if not impossible, to foster. In this workshop, you’ll discover how to:
- Offer your young clients a “wholehearted” relationship education that prepares them to make choices aligned with who they are and who they want to be
- Examine intrapsychic, relational, and larger systemic constraints to ILDs, especially how these constraints create either silence or dead-ends
- Set the stage for ILDs that utilize wisdom, curiosity, and authenticity, and yield relational self-awareness
Alexandra Solomon, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor and licensed clinical psychologist at Northwestern University. She’s the author of Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want.