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Close relationships and Chemical brain bonding                                                                                                                            

With Hosts Joseph Cooper and Bonnie Berman

May 12, 2016

Thursday’s Topical Currents, we speak with psychiatrist Dr. Grant H. Brenner, who advances the concept of a sort of chemical brain bonding among people in close relationships.  He says this helps maintain unhealthy relationships, while avoiding intimacy.

Listen through the end for caller feedback on how irrelationship plays out with real listeners in “Linda’s” story.








With Host Dr. Pamela Brewer

February 4, 2016

Do you see a pattern in your relationships? Do you wonder why and what you are doing? Is there something that could be protective, yetdysfunctional within your couple “connection”? Is it truly an intimate connection? Get this answers from today’s guests – the authors of Irrelationship – Dr. Mark B. Borg, Jr, PhD, (a community psychologist and psychoanalyst) Dr. Grant H. Brenner, (a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice) and Daniel Berry, RN, MHA, (a registered nurse in New York City since 1987). These clinicians have created a transformative guide that addresses the protective, yet dysfunctional dynamic where couples avoid genuine connection with anunsatisfying pattern of false intimacy. … Created for anyone who wants to understand unhealthy patterns and how to change them, Irrelationship will help you develop interpersonal skills thus creating a new opportunity to heal and restore loving relationships.





Happily Ever After is Just the Beginning! – Web Talk Radio
With Host Lesli Doares

December 14, 2015

For many, this time of year can be really stressful. Instead of being joyous and full of good cheer, many feel more like Ebenezer Scrooge. Oh, you might put a smile on your face but you’re exhausted by overwhelm and the intention of making everyone’s holidays happy whether they, or you, like it or not. The fact is we bring most of this stress on ourselves. The good news is that you have the power to make it go away. Authors of the book, Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships to Hide from Intimacy, psychoanalyst Dr. Mark Borg, psychiatrist, Dr. Grant Brenner, and registered nurse Daniel Berry, join the show for a discussion of how you can minimize the stress of the season and really enjoy your holidays.


Get the Relationship You Deserve: Stop Using Dysfunction to Hide from Love

Off The Shelf! Blog Talk Radio
With Host Denise Turney

December 5, 2015

We join Denise Turney to discuss love, life and irrelationships. We talk about why you may be having trouble getting what you want, and give some tips for how to move forward in better directions.

Do you keep attracting the wrong relationships? Are you finally ready for real love, but don’t know what’s stopping you from getting the relationship you deserve?

Join three proven psychoanalysts, Mark Borg, Jr., Grant Brenner and Daniel Berry, Saturday, December 5 at 11am/EST on Off The Shelf talk radio. The three therapists and authors of the book “How we use dysfunctional relationships to hide from intimacy” are going to get candid with talk show host, Denise Turney, on Off The Shelf talk radio to discuss how you can tell if you use dysfunction to hide from true love.

They won’t stop there. They will also share tips and advice that you can use to stop this habit and start enjoying healthy, rewarding relationships. In addition to understanding what it takes to make good relationships “go”, the psychoanalysts have deep experience in helping people overcome trauma, addiction, abuse and mood and anxiety disorders.


NBC Connecticut How to Survive the Holidays

How to Survive the Holidays
NBC News, With Host Alyana Gomez

Aired November 28, 2015

Grant shares thoughts about family and the holidays, discusses tips on how to make the most of family time, and talks about how to set one’s intentions and goals to have the best experience possible this holiday season.


Irrelationship: How We Hide from Intimacy

The Author Speaks: The Book Brigade talks to the Irrelationship Group of psychotherapists.
The Book Brigade on Psychology Today

November 5, 2015

Intimacy challenges us to reveal ourselves, and sometimes we are just too afraid, however much we want the closeness. That’s why we can stay stuck in a relationship for years, even a lifetime, wanting more from it but unable to understand the source of our discontent.


MidWest Book Review

Small Press Bookwatch

November 2015

The collaborative work, Irrelationship: How We Use Dysfunctional Relationships To Hide From Intimacy, is as informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking. Practical, accessible, exceptionally well organized and presented, “Irrelationship” is ideal for the non-specialist general reader and would prove to be an enduringly popular addition to community and academic library Self-Help/Self-Improvement and Human Relationship reference collections.


Are You in a Marriage or an Irrelationship?

PsychUp Live on VoiceAmerica Radio 
With Host Dr. Suzanne Phillips

October 29, 2015

In this show, guests Dr. Mark Borg, Dr. Grant Brenner and Daniel Berry invite you to consider whether you are in a marriage or an arrangement to keep you emotionally safe. Drawing upon years of clinical experience, they define an “Irrelationship” and show us how we hide from intimacy by using routines we carry from childhood. They offer strategies for understanding and changing your marriage into a true relationship.


Irrelationship – Are you in one?

Coaching Through Chaos
With Host Dr. Colleen Mullen

October 27, 2015

Borg, Brenner and Berry ~ like peas in a podcast, the 3 co-authors of ‘Irrelationship’ join us to educate us about this topic, as presented in their latest book. This fascinating insight into the psychology of dysfunction in relationships, both personal and professional, will give you a fair share of ‘AHA’ moments as you may recognize patterns in yourself or those around you…

Thank you!

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