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Love is a skill, not just an emotion - and in order for us to get good at it, we have to practice, as we would in any other area we want to shine in.

Our research has discovered that almost a third of the British population (32%) expect their romantic relationships to be like fairy tale romances; but realistically, after a heady and passion-filled start, many of us end up in unions that are a confusing tangle of hope, distance, boredom, loyalty and betrayal. Here is a workbook containing the very best exercises that any couple can undertake to help their relationship function optimally, exercises to foster understanding, patience, forgiveness, humour and resilience in the face of the many hurdles that invariably arise when you try to live with someone else for the long term.

Couples are guided to have particular conversations, analyse their feelings, explain parts of themselves to one another and undertake rituals that clear the air and help recover hope and passion. The goal is always to unblock channels of feeling and improve communication. Not least, doing exercises together is - at points - simply a lot of fun.

 

Details

ISBN: 9781912891269
Audience: General
Format: Diary
Number of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 6 Feb 2020
Publisher: The School of Life Press
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 22.2(H) x 15.5(L)

 

Reviews

***What readers are saying***

"Amazing, interactive, insightful and overall helpful."

"My fiance and I loved doing this workbook. Some of the sections of the workbook didn't necessarily fit our lifestyle/needs as a couple, but it was still fun to go through those chapters and see what we could do if any issues arose in the future. We recommend it to every couple. No matter age or relationship length. My fiance's parents (married for 20+ years) are doing it now, and already have found it helpful for their relationship."

 

Author Biography

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence. It addresses issues such as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one's past, how to achieve calm, and how better to understand and - where necessary - change the world. The School of Life Press brings together the thinking and ideas of the School of Life creative team under the direction of series editor, Alain de Botton. Their books share a coherent, curated message that speaks with one voice: calm, reassuring, and sane.

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