Coming Apart: Why Relationships End and How to Live Through the Ending of Yours (new ed)

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Conari Press, Apr 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 192 pages
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"Kingma deals with love so directly...that Coming Apart brings immediate comfort to anyone in pain." -LA Weekly

Next to the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship is the most painful experience most people will ever go through. Coming Apart is a first-aid kit for getting through the ending. It is a tool that will enable you to live through the end of your relationship with your self esteem intact.

Daphne Rose Kingma, the undisputed expert on matters of the heart, explores the critical facets of relationship breakdowns:Love myths: why we are really in relationshipsThe life span of loveThe emotional and unconscious processes of partingHow to get through the endingHow to create a personal workbook for finding resolution

Originally published in 1987 and continuously in print since then, with more than half a million copies sold, Coming Apart has been an important resource for hundreds of thousands of readers experiencing the pain and stress of a break-up. For anyone going through the ending of a relationship Kingma is a caring, sensitive guide.

This re-packaged edition includes a new introduction by the author.

 

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Contents

1 A Hand to Hold
1
2 Why Is Breaking Up So Hard to Do?
5
Why Are We Really in Relationships?
15
Seven Relationships and Why They Ended
33
5 The Emotional Process of Parting
61
6 The Unconscious Process of Parting
97
How to Get Through the Ending
107
An Antidote to Love
115
A Personal Workbook
119
10 Is There Love after Love?
143
11 A Ritual for Parting
149
When Love No Longer WorksSigns and Symptoms of Ending
155
About the Author
175
To Our Readers
177
Backcover
179
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About the author (2012)

Daphne Rose Kingma is a psychotherapist who has counseled couples and individuals to a deeper understanding and improvement of their relationships for more than 25 years. She has appeared on national television shows including Oprah and Sally Jessy Raphael and is the best-selling author of many books including Coming Apart, True Love, Finding True Love, and Loving Yourself. She lives in Santa Barbara, California.

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