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Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S Announces the Release of Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships

Leading Technology, Relationship and Addictions Expert Robert Weiss Addresses the Digital Age Generation Gap with National Book Launch


Los Angeles, CA (February 18, 2014) – Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S, leading technology, relationship and addictions expert and the author of Cruise Control and Sex Addiction 101, is thrilled to announce the official release of his book, Closer Together, Further Apart: The Effect of Technology and the Internet on Parenting, Work, and Relationships, co-authored with Jennifer Schneider, MD, PhD. 


In Closer Together, Further Apart Robert takes readers on a fascinating exploration of how digital technology and the Internet have changed the way we communicate, relate, work, parent and mate. The book offers unique insight into the cultural and generational shifts brought about by digital technology and the Internet. It tackles current cultural questions such as understanding and defining relationships in the digital age and ultimately the effect that technology will have on our children and their futures. It examines how new ways of connecting are impacting our culture in general and, more specifically, the development and maintenance of relationships across generations. In fact, Robert suggests that what defines a “relationship” today really depends on how old you are.


“Given the advancements in social media as a whole, and the generally negative portrayal of technology and Internet obsession in the media today, Closer Together, Further Apart provides a fresh view of how digital technology and devices are perceived,” Robert says. “As older people worry about the technology of the young, the youngest among us are experiencing evolutionary changes directly related to the PlayStations, Xboxes and tablets we’re putting into their hands at the earliest stages of development. The book urges concerned readers to understand that no one is addicted to a phone or tablet, rather they’re drawn to the healthy communities and relationships that are built through the use of them.”


Closer Together, Further Apart is now available wherever e-books are sold, at bookstores nationwide and For more information about Closer Together, Further Apart and Robert Weiss, please visit




About Robert Weiss


Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S, is Senior Vice President of Clinical Development for Elements Behavioral Health. A UCLA MSW graduate and early trainee of Dr. Patrick Carnes, he is the founding director of The Sexual Recovery Institute in Los Angeles. He is author of Cruise Control, Sex Addiction 101 and co-author with Dr. Jennifer Schneider of both Closer Together, Further Apart and the upcoming Always Turned On (Fall 2014). He serves as a media expert to CNN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, and the Today Show, among many others. Additionally, he has provided clinical training and program development for the National Institue of Health, the US military, and behavioral health treatment centers across the globe.


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