Drawing comparisons to the most eloquent science writing of our day, three eminent psychiatrists tackle the difficult task of reconciling what artists and thinkers have known for thousands of years about the human heart with what has only recently been learned about the primitive functions of the human brain. The result is an... read more
Through a rare interweaving of ideas and personal stories, this absorbing and immensely accessible international bestseller offers an unparalleled chance to explore, understand and balance two key emotional concerns in everyone's life: intimacy and independence. We all want to be able to give love and receive it. We want to f... read more
Some boundaries are obvious, such as the physical space surrounding you. You are affected when this boundary is crossed--if you are shoved, or kissed; if you are touched suggestively, if a stranger simply stands too close. Some boundaries are harder to see, but they are just as important, and affect you just as much--emotiona... read more
Most of us have at one time or another had someone in our life that we cared about, but who was in some way difficult to deal with: a partner with an addiction or personality disorder, a friend who is stuck in her life and can't seem to move on, a son or daughter who we feel is making the wrong choices in life, or a family me... read more
|Author:||Michael P. Nichols|
This perennial bestseller has already helped many thousands of readers resolve conflicts and transform their relationships with family members, romantic partners, colleagues, and friends. Experienced therapist Michael P. Nichols explains why we often feel cut off from those we care about and provides easy-to-learn techniq... read more
|Author:||Harriet Goldhor Lerner|
In The Dance of Intimacy, the bestselling author of The Dance of Anger outlines the steps to take so that good relationships can be strengthened and difficult ones can be healed.
Taking a careful look at those relationships where intimacy is most challenged - by distance, intensity, or pain - she teaches us about the sp... read more
Using 40 years of groundbreaking research, Paul Ekman explores why and when we become emotional and what happens when we do - the external signs and facial expressions. So much of what we communicate is non-verbal. In this very practical book Paul Ekman helps the reader to observe the underlying, concealed emotions that w... read more
Writing for both men and women, the author of Women Who Love Too Much sets out to teach readers to recognize the soul's purpose. She offers a perspective on adversity that addresses questions such as: what is the point of pain?; why are relationships so difficult?; what does my life mean?
If you really loved me..." "After all I've done for you..." "How can you be so selfish..." Do any of the above sound familiar? They're all examples of emotional blackmail, a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten to punish us for not doing what they want. Emotional blackmailers know how much we val... read more
"[Authentic] offers hope to anyone who has ever wished for stronger friendships, deeper relationships - and to be a better person" Rob Parsons, Care for the Family97.5% of people admit their relationships could be improved64% of people don't think they give enough time to their close friendships59% of single people often feel... read more
Despite having a demanding job, good friends, and a supportive family, Emily White spent many of her evenings and weekends alone at home, trying to understand why she felt so completely disconnected from everyone. In this insightful and soul-baring memoir, White recounts her struggle to comprehend and overcome her chronic lon... read more
This is an ideal resource for learning how to give or ask for support when facing life's challenges. This revised edition of Healing Conversations offers help for anyone faced with an uncomfortable challenge, transition, or loss.
This practical guide will help you step into someone else's shoes so that you can offer, as... read more
Stephanie Dowrick invites you to discover the power you have to create relationships built on a rich, generous and inclusive vision of love.
She shows how possible it is for you to create positive connections with people. She unravels the knots that end many intimate relationships prematurely. But she is also attentive ... read more
|Author:||Roger Fisher and WIlliam Ury|
Negotiation is a way of life for the majority of us. Whether we're at work, at home or simply going out, we want to participate in the decisions that affect us.
Nowadays, hardly anyone gets through the day without a single negotiation, yet, few of us are armed with the effective, powerful negotiating skills that pre... read more
Renowned visionary and theorist bell hooks began her exploration of the meaning of love in American culture with the critically acclaimed All About Love: New Visions. She continued her national dialogue with the bestselling Salvation: Black People and Love. Now hooks culminates her triumphant trilogy of love with Communion: T... read more
Marzipan and Magnolias is a charming, poignant and humorous story that traces Elizabeth Lancaster's complex relationship with her somewhat eccentric mother Ruth. The relationship becomes even more complicated when Elizabeth refuses to acknowledge the early signs of her own incurable illness. Growing up in a family of boy... read more
|Series:||Reading Group Gold|
In "Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, ""New York Times" bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, are the best of friends--99.9% of the time. They're number one on each other's speed dial and they tell each other everything--well, almost everything. They share shoes and clothes--except one ver... read more
'And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom' Ana-s NinElizabeth Lesser shows how it is possible to deal with fearful change or a painful loss and be reborn, like the Phoenix, to a more vibrant and enlightened self. In Broken Open she shares penetrating tales from... read more
Pema Chodron reveals the vast potential for happiness, wisdom and courage even in the most painful circumstances.
Pema Chodron teaches that there is a fundamental opportunity for happiness right within our reach, yet we usually miss it -- ironically, while we are caught up in attempt to escape pain and suffering. ... read more