All couples argue, but how do some couples get to what seems like the point of no return? Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Tara Fields has spent more than twenty-eight years working with couples, and she has discovered that there are five common conflict loops that couples fall into—and three steps to getting past having the same fights over and over again and onward to building a relationship where each partner feels heard, understood, respected, and loved. These steps include: Recognizing the conflict loop at play Exploring past and present fears Creating opportunities to get in touch with the deepest needs of both partners in order to find new gratitude, respect, and trust Change comes with awareness. When you’re present in the moment, conflict with your partner can become an opportunity to work through unresolved issues and to learn more about each other; it can even become a way to grow closer. In The Love Fix, Fields shares her tested and proven tools to help build stronger relationships, including: Insight from real couples who have repaired their relationships Self-assessment quizzes to get to the root of the problem Practical 3-Minute Fixes you can start using immediately HEARTwork exercises to help you dig deeper in order to reconnect It’s never too late to reignite your passion and to restore the love between you and your partner. Stop rehashing the same issues, figure out what you’re really fighting about, and start enjoying a happier, stronger relationship today.
This is the heart rending love story of a handicapped girl, who fights against all odds and gets educated. After doing graduation, she passes B.Ed. She not only becomes a very successful teacher, but also a crusader for the rights of the downtrodden and the women. In spite of working with all the zeal to serve the people, an unfulfilled desire to become a complete woman always torments her. Except for her legs all her limbs are like those of a normal woman. She wants to be loved and feels like doing everything which a woman is capable of doing. She falls in love with a man and wants him to possess her, enter her, make love to her, to make her feel a complete woman. But he does not cross the control line between spiritual love and physical love. She opens herself fully to him but he remains filled more with compassion than passion and she breathes her last. Kuldip Singh Bedi is the Magazine Editor of Jagbani, a Punjabi daily of Hind Samachar group of newspapers. Though an eminent journalist, he is a prolific writer in Punjabi, having authored five novels, three collections of short stories, travelogues and a collection of articles. He has also written dialogues of a few films.
'Feelgood, uplifting storytelling at its best' SHEILA O'FLANAGAN 'Funny and charming' PANDORA SYKES 'Fresh, touching... So good!' JANE FALLON 'A charming novel' NELL FRIZZELL 'I love it' EMMA GANNON 'Great fun!' JILL MANSELL 'Absolutely heartwarming' NINA WADIA 'A treat!' LAUREN BRAVO 'Fresh and joyful' STYLIST 'A perfect read' RED Nina Mistry is at rock bottom. She's just broken up with the love of her life. Her friends are moving on. Her career is tanking. Oh, and she just turned thirty in a prison cell. But her night in prison might change everything. It's there that she comes across a tatty little self-help book promising to change her life. The book presents her with a question: can she find thirty things she loves about herself? Sceptical but curious, the journalist in Nina can't resist a challenge. And so begins a radical journey: to accept her flaws and find love. Thirty bold steps. One year. Are you ready? Discover THE novel your best friend would recommend you start reading right now. And it might well make you radically rethink everything you know about love . . . Readers of #30Things are saying: 'I absolutely fell in love' 'Warm, witty and wise' 'Genuinely laugh-out-loud funny' 'Such a positive message, for women of all ages!' 'It had me at the dedication! A lesson for me, and for every woman I know and love!' 'I needed this book!' 'It's raw, honest and achingly funny' 'Funny, clever and inviting. . . pulls you in then refuses to let you go' 'Impossible to put down' 'It feels really fresh and so right for now' 'I couldn't stop thinking about Nina!'
This is more than a book about love and relationships. This is a book that shows how love works and how to make love work for you. Nurture the love within and the rest will follow. You can focus your thoughts on love today to free yourself from the past. Reclaim your innocence with love and feel your happiness flow. Introduce love to your dreams to empower their fulfilment. Use your belief in the spirit of love to heal and comfort. You will be introduced to four hundred quotes about love that will help you feel the joy love brings to all aspects of your life. Open your mind and your heart to the discovery of some of the deeper and spiritual meanings of love. Feel the love that is provided by nature and see the love in all things around you.
We all crave love. We try to fill the void inside with any number of poor substitutes. We seek validation from empty outlets. We're thirsty for compliments. We change who we are to impress people who aren't looking and don't care. Yet, we are still desperately searching for a love that changes everything for us, a love that doesn't fade and doesn't fail--even when we do. That's the kind of love God shows that he has for us through the remarkable story of Hosea and Gomer. Unpacking this powerful love story from the Old Testament in a way you have never heard, pastor Micah Berteau releases us from the fears, hurts, insecurities, and anxieties of life by showing us just how extravagantly we are loved--in spite of our faults, our failures, and our sins. If you're tired of trying so hard to be worthy of someone else's love, lost in what's fake, or drawn to live in the temporary, Micah Berteau has good news for you--there is a better way to live and love. Foreword by Jentezen Franklin.
“Letting Go with Love takes away the guilt, confusion and that helpless feeling, and replaces them with the tools to cope.... A beautiful gift for all of us.” — Carol Burnett “A short, easy read that will help you enormously if you’ve ever been involved with an alcoholic.” — Barry Manilow If the alcoholic/addict is still practicing, your questions may be: “What did I do to cause it?” “Why isn’t my love enough to make him stop?” “Why am I so angry?” Even when an alcoholic/addict is in recovery, other questions may emerge: “Why am I still so angry?” “Why am I miserable?” “Can we ever have what we had before?” There are answers. Letting Go with Love offers tools that will help you: let go of rage and resentment disengage from guilt deal with fears rediscover possibilities, hopes and dreams you thought you had lost. “Anyone in a self-help program — or anyone wondering what it might hold for them — will gain courage and hope watching Mitzie W. apply the tools of recovery to her own codependence.” — Timmen L. Cermak, M.D., Former Chairperson, National Association for Children of Alcoholics Using Q & A, real-life and fantasy vignettes, basic steps and choices, written with humor and compassion, Letting Go with Love presents a simple program of action. It will help you gain courage and hope by applying recovery tools that have saved millions. “Must reading for anyone in a relationship with an alcoholic or addict. It is the best guide I have read. Read it, please!” — Harold Bloomfield, M.D., psychiatrist, bestselling author of Making Peace with Your Parents
Take Control of Your Life Chances are, you’ve already had run-ins with your Outer Child — the self-sabotaging, bungling, and impulsive part of your personality. This misguided, hidden nemesis blows your diet, overspends, and ruins your love life. Your Outer Child acts out and fulfills your legitimate childlike needs and wants in the wrong place, at the wrong time, and in counterproductive ways: It goes for immediate gratification and the quick fix in spite of your best-laid plans. Now, in a revolutionary rethinking of the link between emotion and behavior, veteran psychotherapist Susan Anderson offers a three-step program to tame your Outer Child’s destructive behavior. This dynamic, transformational set of strategies — action steps that act like physical therapy for the brain — calms your Inner Child, strengthens your Adult Self, releases you from the self-blame and shame at the root of Outer Child issues, and paves new neural pathways that can lead to more productive behavior. The result is happiness, fulfillment, self-mastery, and self-love.
Discusses how to achieve love that is not dependent on external circumstances, defining it as a readily accessible inner state through which people bring love to the outside world by emulating the methods of leading spiritualists and scientists.
Have you uncovered the greatest secret of all to living fully in the world yet not of it? Do you experience feelings of peace only to have them disappear again under layers of burdensome conditioning? What if you could uncover the well-being, contentment, and fulfillment that knows all is well, even amidst intense pain? What if you could be in continual intimacy with it all the time? Well, you can, because separation is impossible.
Understanding psychological techniques can help you make your relationships happier and more fulfilling. This Practical Guide will help you achieve new and healthier ways of relating by explaining some of the major underlying psychological ‘drivers’ that permeate relationships and identify and work on these unconscious motivating factors to eliminate ‘knee-jerk’ reactions. Filled with straightforward, practical advice, case studies and examples, Introducing Psychology of Relationships will help you understand your relationship and make it more loving and mutually supportive, as well as be better equipped for entering into a new relationship.