Inspired by her interviews with psychologists, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts Karine le Marchand has written two books. She deciphers the unspoken words and the silences, to help ushandle life events and to reconcile with ourselves.
« Devenir Heureux, ces épreuves qui font notre force »
("Becoming Happy. Events that build your strength »)
(Calmann Lévy, 2009)
Karine Le Marchand explores with humour, the weaknesses which make us strong and howresiliency can help overcome trauma and transform it into constructive energy. Maryse Vaillant ( clinical psychologist), Stéphane Clerget (child psychiatrist), and Philippe Grimbert (psychanalyst) answer her questions on topics that are important in her life : the role of the father, femininity, complexes, homosexuality, racism, …
This book is undoubtedly positive and constructive.
« L’amour est tout près »
( « Love is very close »)
(Éditions Philippe Rey, 2013)
18 Million French people are single.
Whether we are single, married or divorced, Love is at the center of our life. Some people seem to win “ the gold medal for their couple”, others, just as charming or entertaining, fail in this quest.
Why are long-term singles incapable in finding a soul mate ?
This book offers some answers. Mental blocks can be easily changed to overcome solitude, as long as one accepts to do a reflexive self-assessment. Karine le Marchand and Alix Girod de l’Ain (editorialist at Elle magazine forthe past 20 years) collaborated with top psychologists and sex therapists. They identified common patterns among those who fail to find love. The book’s conclusion is positive: No one is perfect, but everyone can find her/his soul mate !