Love Skills (Paperback)
The Keys to Unlocking Lasting, Wholehearted Love
New World Library, 9781608686230
Publication Date: February 14, 2020
List Price: 19.95*
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Linda Carroll's first book, Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love, describes the five stages of intimate relationships in detail, illuminating the behaviors associated with each stage and strategies for successfully navigating them. This companion workbook, Love Skills, is a practical guide to help readers design their own tool kit for creating and maintaining a loving relationship. Exercises, activities, self-assessments, and other concrete tools allow readers to understand where they are in their relationship. Thorny issues are addressed, including the loss of sexual energy, why what once seemed endearing is now annoying, and the many ways that family history and personality type can wreak havoc in relationships. Carroll's well-researched practices help keep love alive in the midst of seemingly intractable differences, and specific, effective solutions to couples' most common struggles provide a clear map for moving forward. Most important, Carroll's couple-tested techniques allow readers to deal with conflict without losing connection, and show that conflict, when navigated properly, can lead to renewed closeness and unprecedented connection.
About the Author
Linda Carroll, MS, is a writer, therapist, seminar leader, keynote speaker, and private coach to couples, individuals, and families. Carroll lives in Corvallis, Oregon, with her husband of thirty-five years and their Jack Russell terrier. She has five children and ten grandchildren.