Sex, Love and the Dangers of Intimacy: A Guide to Passionate Relationships When the "Honeymoon" Is Over

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Lone Arrow Press, 2002 - Psychology - 239 pages
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This text discusses relationships as a spiritual path - transforming conflict into intimacy. Most couples feel conflict is the sign of a problem arising in a relationship. Nick Duffell and Helena Lovendal have come to appreciate conflict as a means for reaching greater intimacy. This book should enable readers to transform potentially difficult situations into opportunities for greater self-knowledge and truer partnership. Case studies from the authors' own experience, courses and counselling provide key insights into how to make relationships work. Each chapter contains exercises: some thoughts to ponder, things to do, including some bodywork such as breathing exercises, and making a timeline of the relationship.
 

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the most brilliant book on relationships. I can highly highly recommend it. totally life changing!

Contents

Part r For Better or Worse 1 A Man and a Woman the Impossible Alchemy?
3
Irretrievably Broken Down?
19
Falling in Love
31
Dancing in the Dark
47
The Dance in the Dark
59
When You Think Its All Over
61
The Chase
78
Patterns of the Past
93
Vive la Diffrence
127
The Dance of Gender
138
Conflict Commitment and Power
151
Untangling the
168
Compassion
182
Death
202
Living with Lust and Passion
215
Endnote
230

SelfBetrayal in the Name of Love
107
In the Mud of Eden
125

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