Psychologist Solomon (Narcissism and Intimacy, Norton, 1988) espouses a refreshing attitude toward the healing power of positive, mutual dependence in intimate relationships. Arguing against the cultural ideal of independence and self-sufficiency, she presents a persuasive case that healthy dependence, so often confused with dysfunctional codependency, is in fact a hallmark of maturity. Solomon asserts that many of the emotional obstacles couples face are a result of unfulfilled dependency needs that are largely shaped by the "imprints" of relating to others we all form during infancy. Drawing upon her 20-plus years of experience as a marriage counselor, Solomon uses case histories to describe imprints for bonding, emotional sharing, bridging connections, and mature dependence. She also gives advice on how to meet a partner's dependency needs. Educational and informative, this counterpoint to the codependency movement will help reassure all that humans are not meant to be alone. Highly recommended for public libraries.-Dana L. Brumbelow, Auburn P.L., Ala.