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Love & Relationships

Nothing makes a life richer than having meaningful, supportive relationships with your family, friends, and lovers. Our selection of books on love and relationships can help you cultivate deeper connections with the people around you.

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  1. Daring to Trust

    Daring to Trust

    Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

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    • David Richo
    Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it’s fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust—both in ourselves and in our partner.Daring to Trust offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships. Topics include:How we learn early in life to trust others (or not to trust… Read More

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  2. Love's Ripening

    Love's Ripening

    Rumi on the Heart's Journey

    • by
    • Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
    Love is the meaning of our existence, the raw material of transformation, the glorious way of access to Divine intimacy. This teaching infuses the lyric verse of Rumi (1207–1273), the greatest of the Sufi poets. The poems in this collection, taken from among the master’s many volumes of work, focus on one of his greatest themes: how love grows and matures for those on the spiritual path. Kabir Helminski and… Read More

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  3. The Invisible Presence

    The Invisible Presence

    How a Man's Relationship with His Mother Affects All His Relationships with Women

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    • Michael Gurian
    Whether he’s conscious of it or not, a man’s mother is the model for just about every relationship with a woman he has for the rest of his life. Sometimes it’s obvious (just ask his wife or girlfriend), sometimes it’s more subtle, but when you see it, it becomes crystal clear. For fifteen years, this book has helped men understand their mothers’ pervasive influence over the way they relate to… Read More

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  4. Partners in Healing

    Partners in Healing

    Simple Ways to Offer Support, Comfort, and Care to a Loved One Facing Illness

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    • William Collinge, PhD
    This book offers a new sense of empowerment for the intimate partners of people living with serious health problems. Collinge draws on cutting-edge scientific research along with his experience counseling couples facing serious illness to offer a range of insights, strategies, and techniques that caregivers can utilize to promote their partners’ physical and emotional well-being—while also promoting their own.Topics include:The importance of self-care for the caring partnerWays of involving family… Read More

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  5. When the Past Is Present

    When the Past Is Present

    Healing the Emotional Wounds That Sabotage Our Relationships

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    • David Richo
    In this book, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships—and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto the people in our daily lives, whether they are our intimate partners, friends, or acquaintances. When the Past Is Present helps us to become… Read More

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  6. The Return of Desire

    The Return of Desire

    A Guide to Rediscovering Your Sexual Passion

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    • Gina Ogden
    Drawing on three decades of experience as a sex therapist and sex researcher, Dr. Gina Ogden shows you how to: Open up to the four energies that spark desire Create heart-to-heart communication with your partner Transcend guilt, shame, and "good-girls-don't" messages Help heal the sexual wounds of abuse, addiction, affairs, and low self-esteem Enjoy sexual pleasure throughout your… Read More

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  7. Insight Dialogue

    Insight Dialogue

    The Interpersonal Path to Freedom

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    • Gregory Kramer
    Insight Dialogue is a way of bringing the tranquility and insight attained in meditation directly into your interactions with other people. It’s a practice that involves interacting with a partner in a retreat setting or on your own, as a way of accessing a profound kind of insight. Then, you take that insight on into the grind of everyday human interactions. Gregory Kramer has been teaching the practice (which he… Read More

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  8. Women Who Love Sex

    Women Who Love Sex

    Ordinary Women Describe Their Paths to Pleasure, Intimacy, and Ecstasy

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    • Gina Ogden
    Wonderful sex does more than melt both body and soul; it brings power, energy, and deep satisfaction to all aspects of our lives. In this unique book, women who consider themselves highly sexually responsive talk in intimate detail about what gives them the greatest pleasure. They redefine sex—based on how women really experience sexual pleasure—confirming what every woman knows instinctively, while creating a new language that every woman will understand.… Read More

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  9. Soulfully Gay

    Soulfully Gay

    How Harvard, Sex, Drugs, and Integral Philosophy Drove Me Crazy and Brought Me Back to God

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    • Joe Perez
    Soulfully Gay is a personal memoir of an intellectually rigorous gay man wrestling with fundamental issues of meaning and self-acceptance. Joe Perez finds himself on a quest to understand what it means to be gay at the intersection of conflicts between homosexuality and Christianity, faith and skepticism, mysticism and madness. His journey unfolds amid challenges to his health as a recovering addict, a survivor of a psychotic episode, and a… Read More

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  10. Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships

    Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships

    Healing the Wound of the Heart

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    • John Welwood
    While most of us have moments of loving freely and openly, it is often hard to sustain this where it matters most—in our intimate relationships. Why, if love is so great and powerful, are human relationships so challenging and difficult? If love is the source of happiness and joy, why is it so hard to open to it fully and let it govern our lives? In this book, John Welwood… Read More

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