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The Best Kept Secret by Janet Reibstein
  

The Best Kept Secret

Lifestyle & Health   Mind & Body   
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This is a wonderful 'feel good' book, a must for anyone whether you’re in a rocky relationship or one that’s incredibly happy and enduring. Just how those happy and enduring relationships remain so have never been documented but here at last Janet Reibstein, an internationally respected psychologist and relationship expert, has talked in depth to over 200 couples who talk candidly and profoundly about their lives together. Secrets, both large and small are revealed to show how couples can achieve life-long love if they really want it.

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The Best Kept Secret by Janet Reibstein

Is there a formula to a lasting relationship? A fascinating study by a relationship expert
Statistics show rising divorce rates and fractured partnerships, but they conceal another story: relationships that last happily. How such couples achieve their happiness has remained their secret - until now.

Janet Reibstein, an internationally respected psychologist and relationship expert, has talked in depth to over 200 couples whose partnerships are happy and enduring. Here she pulls back the curtains on relationships: both partners in couples married and unmarried, gay and straight, talk candidly and profoundly about their lives together. They tell hidden tales of success: what's worked, what hasn't; what problems crop up, how they've overcome them; the importance or not of commitment, monogamy, sex, romance, pleasure, perspective, autonomy and independence, and of children (both joint and from previous relationships), friends, relatives, ex-partners and in-laws. The nitty-gritty of real life emerges, yielding simple ideas for how to conduct relationships to maximize their potential for happiness.

The book will unearth many surprises. By telling secrets, large and small, previously locked away behind closed doors, by deconstructing how couples do it, in simple layman's terms but filtered through the eyes of an relationship expert, this book convinces that life - long love is a real, achievable possibility.

Reviews

'A fittingly optimistic look at committed relationships that work despite the odds ... there are delightful nuggets to reward readers'
Publishers Weekly

'Refreshing in its candour. It clearly shows the warts of each relationship and the compromises couples make to stay together ... first-person tales from a number of couples comprise the bulk of the book and make fascinating reading'
Chicago Tribune

'This book will unearth many surprises. By telling secrets, large and small, it convinces that lifelong love is a real, achievable possibility'
Bazaar

About the Author

Janet Reibstein

Janet Reibstein is a leading psychologist born, raised, and educated in the United States, but a long-time resident of the UK. She is a university professor, clinician, writer and broadcaster on the psychology of relationships. Her book Sexual Arrangements formed the basis of a documentary for ABC in which she was featured. Janet is married, with two sons, and currently teaches at the University of Exeter.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2007

Author

Janet Reibstein

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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Lifestyle & Health
Mind & Body

Self-help & personal development
Dating, relationships, living together & marriage

ISBN

9780747586043

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