Packed with insightful strategies and practical exercises, this book teaches couples necessary new skills, which will lead them to gain greater understanding of themselves, their partners and relationships.
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The glowing incandescence, the heated passion, the blazing sex of a budding love affair sometimes dwindle down to a smoldering ember, no matter how much the couple believes it will last forever. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 40 percent of marriages experience the crumbling of embers into the ashes of divorce.
Are there ways to preserve and nourish the things that bring a couple together so that they will want to stay together? Can couples learn to overcome the negative friction and combustion and create a rewarding long-term partnership?
Respected couples counselor Dr. Robert H. Simmons knows that when you fall in love you cannot depend on the heady illusion called romance, but instead must make a conscious decision to gather some heavy kindling and take care of the fire burning in the hearth in order to make their relationship fulfilling and lasting. Dr. Simmons describes how committed partners can (and must) intentionally develop their relationship and how this intentional love then becomes the foundation for a profound and lasting love, sustained by commitment and rewarded by devotion, passion and joy.
In this book, packed with insightful strategies and practical exercises, couples will learn necessary new skills, which will lead them to gain greater understanding of themselves, their partners, and their relationships.
Here is a must-read for all couples, whether they are in the first stages of a new relationship or have been married many years. Moving beyond the temporary lure of romance to a rewarding long-term commitment will bring the rich, passionate partnership for which every couple yearns. Through Dr. Simmons' guidance, now couples can achieve it.
Beyond Romance: Making Love Last is divided into three parts: Part I, "The Arduous Journey," compares illusions of romantic love with marital realities and describes the disillusionment and betrayal we feel when romance fades away. It explores what Dr. Simmons terms "The Inner Family Theater," in which we--like it or not--reflect the upbringings and parental attitudes and actions that have shaped us and affect our relationships.
Part II, "The Conscious Relationship," discusses the Script, Players and Supporting Cast of "The Marital Melodrama," a cyclical dynamic that keeps us locked in place, unable to break out of the roles we think we must play with each other. Encouraging us to recognize and embrace conflict as a singular opportunity for growth and change, Dr. Simmons teaches us how to cultivate the devoted energy to transform controversy and disappointment into mutual devotion and empowerment.
Part III, "True Love's Rewards," teaches skills like developing harmony and commitment in the relationship, practicing intimacy and imparting sensuality within our day-to-day lives.
Using real-life examples of couples he has counseled, and guidance exercises called "Endeavors" at the end of each chapter, Dr. Simmons has created the ultimate guide to transforming ephemeral romantic love, which burns fast and bright and dies swiftly, into the true, lasting fire of intentional love--profound, authentic, rewarding. As Beyond Romance reveals, the path to finding and nurturing this mature and committed love begins with the acceptance that love is an intentional choice you make every day.From the Author:
More and more couples are exploring new alternatives for transforming unrewarding and unsatisfying relationships into fulfilling, intimate and life long partnerships. When two people choose each other, a great opportunity is provided for a lifelong merging and integration of two individuals. In this act, they each commit to creating a connection, a mutual devotion and a combination of energy that hopefully will offer great fulfillment and reward. When two people are attuned to each other, their movements, feelings and thoughts can diminish, and perhaps even eliminate, friction and sepratism. Yet this cannot be achieved without difficult, dedicated work--by both partners together and by each one individually. When individuals are willing to do the dedicated work that needs to be undertaken, each partner will feel connected, empowered, and capable of creating a mature and lasting love.
Couples reading this book will come to understand that a relationship is a developmental journey--a journey they can take either consciously or unconsciously. The unconscious journey leads to disaster. The conscious journey is challenging and exciting and leads to a mutually rewarding future.
This book will teach couples how they may effectively transform controversy into mutual devotion and empowerment. The journey begins with the acceptance that love is an intentional choice you make every day.
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