Learn to Love: A Practical Guide to Fulfilling Relationships

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Chronicle Books, Dec 1, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 160 pages
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Learn to Love is a colorful and inviting illustrated handbook that teaches the real skills and methods that make for healthy romantic unions. This unique guide describes ten detailed relationship strategies for creating intimacy, honesty, and empathy, while improving communication and fostering mutual respect. Over 25 dynamic exercises, such as role-changing and intensive listening, will help partners make lasting changes. Learn to Love offers effective techniques to address difficulties, while encouraging couples to identify what's best in what they share and make it even better. Just trying therapist Mary Jaksch's strategies is sure to bring partners closer together. Plus, readers will find that the lessons gleaned from this book also apply to relationships with family, friends, and coworkers.
 

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Contents

Introduction
The intimacy barometer
21
Peeling away the masks
35
CHAPTER
48
Confronting your stereotypes
61
Reading body language
76
Streamlining your goals
89
Compassion
102
The orderly chaos Mind Map
117
Play
130
The relationship tree
143
Index
156
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Mary Jaksch is a psychotherapist and meditation teacher. As the founder of the Wellspring Relationship Training Program, she leads workshops, retreats, and lectures widely. She lives in New Zealand.

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