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I Want This to Work

An Inclusive Guide to Navigating the Most Difficult Relationship Issues We Face in the Modern Age
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
November, 2021
ISBN:
9781683647959
Quantity: 
7
$33.99 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Here's a contemporary, culturally inclusive, and easy-to-digest relationship book for the modern age. Today’s generation is changing the rules about committed relationships—and looking to create more meaning within their lives. We are more selective before getting married, with more diverse families and family structures, and we’ve seen a whopping 18 percent drop in divorce rates. In this new environment, what couples need more than ever are effective, flexible tools to communicate, navigate hard times, and create deeper connections with their partners.

Elizabeth Earnshaw is here to help. The renowned Gottman therapist, founder of A Better Life Therapy, and influential Instagram therapist behind @lizlistens has helped to transform countless relationships. With I Want This to Work, she presents for today’s generation the most effective and proven steps for relationship success. “We’re in a cultural moment,” she says, “where people are hungry to absorb the principles for healthy relationships. This book answers that call.”

Here, couples will learn how to work with the three challenges they must tackle to repair and strengthen their relationships: conflict, healing, and connection. They’ll learn fundamental principles including:

  • Why it’s not working
  • Creating space that makes it safe to connect
  • How to navigate hot conversations
  • The five-part relationship system
  • Busting the romantic notion that our better half “completes” us
  • Growing up and growing out—how both your early years and the social connections you make as an adult influence your relational beliefs, feelings, and patterns

In a supportive and relatable voice, Elizabeth simplifies complex concepts and provides core insights, exercises, and reflections to take these tested principles from the page and into real life.

Culturally tuned in, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and written for both married and unmarried couples, this book brings us an accessible guide to relationship healing and creating enduring intimacy.

I want you to make this agreement with yourself. "I want to make this work, but it won't be at my expense or my partner's. I am ready to show up bravely. I am ready to be transparent. I am ready to love—in a way that honors us both."

“Drawing on her extensive experience as a couples therapist, Elizabeth Earnshaw shares her knowledge of the science that underlies successful relationships and provides thoughtful insights for couples as well as helpful suggestions for conversations and changes. I believe this book offers real help to those couples who ‘want this to work.’” —Don Cole, clinical director of The Gottman Institute

Publisher’s Description: 

A contemporary, culturally inclusive, and easy-to-digest relationship book for the modern age

Today more than ever, were willing to do what it takes to make relationships work. In fact, between 2008 and 2016, the divorce rate plummeted 18 percent. Couples are choosing to stay together but most dont have the right tools or knowledge to do it successfully. Amid all the advice, whats missing? A trustable, inclusive guide to navigating the most difficult issues we face.

Elizabeth Earnshaw is a renowned Gottman therapist, founder of A Better Life Therapy, and influential Instagram therapist who has helped transform countless relationships. With I Want This to Work, she presents for todays generation the most effective and proven steps for relationship success.

Were in a cultural moment, she says, where people are hungry to absorb the principles for healthy relationships. This book answers that call.

Here, couples will learn to work with the three challenges they must tackle to repair and strengthen their relationships: conflict, healing, and connection. In a supportive and relatable voice, Elizabeth simplifies complex concepts and provides core insights, exercises, and reflections to take these tested principles from the page and into real life.

Culturally tuned in, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and written for both married and unmarried couples, this book brings us an accessible guide to healing relationships and creating enduring intimacy.

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