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Love cycles : the five essential stages of lasting love

Author: Linda Carroll
Publisher: Novato, California : New World Library, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The notions that passion always peters out, that there's a "seven-year itch," and that honeymoons are over once reality sets in are cliche;s with truth to them. But that doesn't mean that long-term love is impossible. As veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll shows, love "cycles," including Doubt and Denial, are part of genuine intimacy, rather than signs of its demise. In fact, asserts Carroll, it is by
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Carroll
ISBN: 9781608683000 1608683001
OCLC Number: 869266583
Awards: Commended for IndieFab awards (Self-Help) 2014
Description: xvi, 228 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The merge --
Doubt and denial --
Six essential skills --
Disillusionment --
Seven normal troubles --
Decision --
Couple on the edge --
Our sexual cycles --
The fine art of differentiation --
Wholehearted loving: the barriers --
Wholehearted loving: the bridges --
Love is an inside job --
What love stage are you in?: a quick quiz / by Pepper Schwartz and Linda Carroll.
Responsibility: Linda Carroll ; foreword by Sam Keen, quiz by Pepper Schwartz, and Linda Carroll.

Abstract:

"The notions that passion always peters out, that there's a "seven-year itch," and that honeymoons are over once reality sets in are cliche;s with truth to them. But that doesn't mean that long-term love is impossible. As veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll shows, love "cycles," including Doubt and Denial, are part of genuine intimacy, rather than signs of its demise. In fact, asserts Carroll, it is by courageously moving through what comes after the rapturous initial Merge cycle that we get to authentic intimate relationship. As crucial as our willingness to navigate stormy waters of Disillusionment and Decision is embracing the inner personal development that is both a reward of and prerequisite for Wholehearted Loving. The goal, that Carroll demonstrates how to attain, is to become our best self and share that self - joyfully and honestly - with another"--

""A couples therapist describes five stages to long-term relationships, from 'the merge, ' to 'doubt and denial, ' 'disillusionment, ' 'decision, ' and 'wholehearted loving, ' discussing how each stage is part of intimacy and self-actualization"--Provided by publisher"--

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