Loving Bravely

Author: Alexandra H. Solomon
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 9781626255838
Release Date: 2017-02-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

As seen on The TODAY Show! “A godsend to anyone searching for, but struggling to find, true love in their lives.” —Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion "Empowering and compassionate, and its lessons are universal." —Publishers Weekly Real love starts with you. In order to attract a life partner and build a healthy intimate relationship, you must first become a good partner to yourself. This book offers twenty invaluable lessons that will help you explore and commit to your own emotional and psychological well-being so you can be ready, resilient, and confident in love. Many of us enter into romantic relationships full of expectation and hope, only to be sorely disappointed by the realization that the partner we’ve selected is a flawed human being with their own neuroses, history, and desires. Most relationships end because one or both people haven’t done the internal work necessary to develop self-awareness and take responsibility for their own experiences. We’ve all heard “You can’t love anyone unless you love yourself,” but amid life’s distractions and the myth of perfect, romantic love, how exactly do you do that? In Loving Bravely, psychologist, professor and relationship expert Alexandra H. Solomon introduces the idea of relational self-awareness, encouraging you to explore your personal history to gain an understanding of your own relational patterns, as well as your strengths and weaknesses in relationships. By doing so, you’ll learn what relationships actually require, beyond the fairytale notions of romance. And by maintaining a steady but gentle focus on yourself, you’ll build the best possible foundation for making a loving connection. By understanding your past relationship experiences, cultivating a strong sense of self-awareness, and determining what it is you really want in a romantic partner—you’ll be ready to find the healthy, lasting love your heart desires.

Brave Love

Author: Lisa Leonard
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310352310
Release Date: 2019-01-29
Genre: Religion

When Lisa Leonard said her marriage vows, she was determined to be the best wife she could be. When her first son was born with a severe disability, Lisa promised herself she would always be the mother he needed. When she began her jewelry business, Lisa committed to giving it her all. Over the years, the exhaustion of trying to be the perfect wife, mother, and businesswoman took its toll. Lisa knew it wasn’t working. She wanted to change things, but how? Everyone depended on her. So she kept going, kept pushing, kept trying to prove she could do it all. Until one evening, in tears and desperation, Lisa realized that she could no longer be everything to everyone. Somewhere along the way, she had lost herself. In Brave Love, Lisa shares her story of finding truth and wholeness in the midst of life’s competing demands. Brave Love is about what it means to be human, how it feels to be broken and afraid, and what happens when we dare to love deeply. Join Lisa on a journey where you will discover you are worthy and lovable just as you are. You don’t have to try harder or be better. You don’t have to prove yourself and you don’t have to make others okay. In this freedom you will find more peace and more joy. Most importantly, you will learn that as you stop trying to be everything to everyone, you will love others better.

Falling Out of Romantic Love

Author: Crystal Wilhite Hemesath
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780429829949
Release Date: 2019-07-04
Genre: Family & Relationships

In this innovative and user-friendly guide, Crystal Wilhite Hemesath identifies the factors that lead to relationship breakdown and suggests key strategies for the prevention and treatment of falling out of romantic love (FORL). Grounded in research and two decades of clinical experience, Falling Out of Romantic Love outlines strategies for preparing and maintaining healthy, enduring, romantic relationships as well as what to do when FORL becomes a threat. Applicable to daily life, and relevant to a wide range of scenarios, this book contains a plethora of information for individuals just beginning an intimate partner relationship, long-married couples, or for those simply curious about romantic relationships and the problems that may arise. Helpful tips are also provided for individuals trying to decide if they should remain in a relationship and for those experiencing heartbreak on the receiving end of FORL. Rich in real-life examples, this book arms professionals with a greater understanding of why people fall out of romantic love. It’s an indispensable guide for marriage and family therapists, as well as other mental health professionals or clergy looking to incorporate additional tools and clinical interventions into their work.

Things Don t Mean Anything Until They Mean Something

Author: John A. Bayerl
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781984571434
Release Date: 2018-12-11
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This is not a “how to” book; rather, it is a “how it was” description of a man experiencing profound grief and gradually healing and moving toward learning to love again. Through vignettes and relevant poetry, the reader will become enmeshed in this account of lost love and the indomitable desire to love again. Death is seen not only as an ending, but also as an opportunity for a new beginning.

Taking Sexy Back

Author: Alexandra H. Solomon
ISBN: 1684033462
Release Date: 2020-02-02
Genre: Family & Relationships

For women, sex has been hijacked. Today's sexual climate leaves little to no space for honoring the complexities of sex--sex as pleasure, sex as connection, sex as creative expression, and sex as healing. In Taking Sexy Back, relationship expert Alexandra Solomon shows women that they are more than just sexy objects of someone else's desire, and offers real tools to help women explore their own sexuality, communicate their needs, draw boundaries to be safe, and build the satisfying relationships they truly want.

The Determined Groom

Author: Kate Little
Publisher: Silhouette
ISBN: 1459210638
Release Date: 2011-05-23
Genre: Fiction

Once, Laurel Sutherland had been to the manner born, while Connor Northrup was the chauffeur's son-and they'd had nothing in common but young, innocent love. Now Laurel was in desperate financial trouble, and the only man who could help was Connor-who had both money and a plan to save the woman he'd never been able to forget. He was proposing marriage, and though Connor feared that Laurel saw it as merely a business arrangement, he still had hope. Because though money couldn't buy him love, maybe it could buy him time-time to show Laurel what had always been clear to him. Namely, that some things were just meant to be...

Shakespeare s Sonnets

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Gerald Duckworth
ISBN: 0715636618
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Sonnets, English

This volume contains each of Shakespeare's sonnets presented in a fine collector's format. David West examines the sonnets in a new light and restores the full force of the poems' meaning with an immediacy and thrust that will surprise and delight.