Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships (Google eBook)

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Harper Collins, Jan 3, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 256 pages
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Love. It’s right up there with air, food, and water as the most necessary of ingredients for existence. And yet it is one of the hardest things to find, and perhaps an even harder thing to hold on to.

The truth is you’re not perfect, and neither is your partner. But you can be perfectly imperfect together. In Wabi Sabi Love, international bestselling author and relationship expert Arielle Ford applies the wisdom of Wabi Sabi—the ancient Japanese idea of illuminating the beauty in imperfection—to love relationships. Wabi Sabi Love is the practice of exploring, embracing, and cherishing the quirks, irritations, and limitations that make you and your partner unique and that form your shared history as a couple.

Wabi Sabi Love provides the tools to see yourself, your partner, and your partnership in an entirely new light, develop a deep and profound appreciation for each other, and experience more balance, harmony, and joy in your relationship than ever before. Wabi Sabi Love teaches you to:

  • turn conflict into connection and differences into mutual passions
  • move from “annoyed” to “enjoyed”
  • establish new beliefs and habits that better serve your relationship
  • cultivate humor, humility, and generosity to diffuse those moments when you would normally retreat or slip into tired judgments, criticisms, or resentments

Using real-life stories of couples who applied Wabi Sabi and found their relationships transformed, Wabi Sabi Love can revolutionize your relationship whether you’re navigating financial challenges, raising children, caring for aging parents, coping with a seemingly insurmountable betrayal, or just facing mundane frustrations and everyday stressors. By shifting the focus from what’s wrong to what’s right, Wabi Sabi Love reveals a pathway to true love and your happily ever after.


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Review: Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships

User Review  - Lo - Goodreads

I am really unsure what this author was basing their 'sage advice' off of and this book left me wanting the entire time. Most of the advice given in this book could be taken horribly out of context ... Read full review

Review: Wabi Sabi Love: The Ancient Art of Finding Perfect Love in Imperfect Relationships

User Review  - Michele - Goodreads

Through a series of love stories, Arielle provides concrete examples of the main idea of her book - There can be love and beauty in the imperfect. She demonstrates how to reshape your circumstances ... Read full review


ForewordGay Hendricks
From Annoyed to Enjoyed
Wabi Sabi Choices
The Yin and Yang of Deeper Love
Its Never Too Late
Intimacy as Into Me
The Personal Art of Happiness
Behind the Scenes with Brian Hilliard and Arielle

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About the author (2012)

Arielle Ford is an acclaimed relationship expert and the international bestselling author of The Soulmate Secret.

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