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Dating, relationships, living together & marriage

See below for a selection of the latest books from Dating, relationships, living together & marriage category. Presented with a red border are the Dating, relationships, living together & marriage books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Dating, relationships, living together & marriage books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Game of Desire 5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance - and Getting What You Want

The Game of Desire 5 Surprising Secrets to Dating with Dominance - and Getting What You Want

Author: Shannon Boodram Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Women: gain control and confidence in your love lives and find the relationship you want with this modern, life-changing guide from the certified sex educator, intimacy expert, and YouTube personality. For younger generations, dating is a complicated mystery. Apps like Tinder and Bumble are supposed to foster connection, but instead serve as a reminder of how painfully single we are. Certified sexologist and intimacy coach Shan Boodram-the most sought-after sex educator on the internet-is about to change all that. In this essential how-to guide, she addresses the realities of life today-when the rules of love and attraction are fluid-and teaches a group of young women how to become master daters in just sixty days. It starts with you. Shan makes clear that love and self-discovery go hand in hand-your dating life is just as much about you as it is about other people. She challenges you to look inside yourself for what you want out of a partner, a relationship and, most important, yourself. Once you figure out what you want from dating, she shows you exactly how to get it. The Game of Desire empowers you to take the lead, learn your strengths, and identify and correct your weaknesses, all the while getting inspired watching a group of women learn how to succeed in today's dating pool. While many books tell women why they can't get a date, Shan teaches you the skills and techniques necessary to take charge in today's competitive and often confusing dating scene, providing the tools essential to attract-and retain-the partner(s) you want. From learning love languages to debunking dating myths, she helps women build knowledge and confidence. Featuring conversational case studies, comprehensive facts about the psychology of sex and romance, and expert insight into sex culture, and written with her trademark humor and charm, The Game of Desire is a must for all of Shan's fans and for every woman struggling to feel loved and desired.

Permission to Put Yourself First Questions, Exercises, and Advice to Transform All Your Relationships

Permission to Put Yourself First Questions, Exercises, and Advice to Transform All Your Relationships

Author: Nancy Levin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2019

'Permission to Put Yourself First is a revelation and a relationship revolution. Whatever your relationship status, you will find the key to lasting happiness and fulfilment in these pages.' - Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Goddesses Never Age and Dodging Energy Vampires Nancy's latest book takes a fresh look at relationships, showing how to build them better from the ground up - or perform some skilful renovations where needed. This book is for those who are single and craving a better relationship than they've ever had, divorced and determined never to do that again, wondering how to love again after the death of a partner or already in a relationship in need of a refresh. Working from the essential truth that relationship is first and foremost where we learn to love ourselves, Nancy shares a game-changing 10-step process to overcome emotional and psychological roadblocks to self-love and better relationships.

How To Keep Your Marriage From Sucking The keys to keep your wedlock out of deadlock

How To Keep Your Marriage From Sucking The keys to keep your wedlock out of deadlock

Author: Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

From the New York Times bestselling authors of He's Just Not That Into You, It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken, and It's Just a F***ing Date comes a hilarious and hopeful primer to eliminate the suckage in modern marriage by doing it right in the early years. If you're in a committed relationship or thinking about putting a ring on it, then this is the book for you! Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola explore all the adventures of early wedlock, from the moment one of you gets on one knee to the day when sex starts to feel like work instead of play. In this guidebook, Behrendt and Ruotola explore their own marriage and, with gleeful candor, tremendous warmth, sharp humor, and piercing insight, look at what we who have decided to settle down hope to get out of our most lasting relationship. We venture through volumes on the engagement, wedding planning, the Big Day, the wedding hangover, the (blissful?) first year, the hard work of marrying two lives, fights, and sex-pectations versus sex-pectreality. The perfect book for those who have just put a ring on it or are thinking of putting a ring on it, Behrendt and Ruotola's work is a brilliant guide for the first stretch of that wild ride we call marriage.

Simple Acts of Love 500 Little Ways to Make a Big Difference in Your Relationship

Simple Acts of Love 500 Little Ways to Make a Big Difference in Your Relationship

Author: Maria Del Russo Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Learn some easy ways to add a little everyday romance into your relationship with this fun guide in the style of Simple Acts of Kindness. From breakfast in bed, to taking over a household chore for your partner, to simply making time to cuddle together-this guide shows you just how easy it is to keep the romance alive in your relationship through small gestures you can do anytime! In Simple Acts of Love, you'll discover a multitude of suggestions to strengthening your relationship and having more fun together, including: -Leaving a note in your partner's suitcase for them to find while traveling -Getting up early to make the first pot of coffee -Buying their favorite snack to share as a mid-week surprise These simple actions make it easy to be romantic every day while showing your partner just how much you care about them. With Simple Acts of Love in hand, you can easily brighten your partner's day and keep your relationship strong and happy.

The Abolition of Marriage Freeing the Right to be Religious and Leaving the Left Alone

The Abolition of Marriage Freeing the Right to be Religious and Leaving the Left Alone

Author: Kevin T. Holton Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

The assault on traditional marriage that began in the late 1990s seemingly ended with the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing same-sex marriages in all 50 states. Christians continue to mourn the loss of this sacred and covenantal institution to secularists, but in doing so have forgotten their unique place as citizens not of this world but of the Kingdom of God. Christian attempts to correct the standing constitutional order and reclaim marriage exclusively for heterosexuals will fail. The way forward is to advocate the replacement of civil marriage laws with civil unions for heterosexuals and homosexuals alike. Both Christians and secularists will find this alternative satisfying, for it allows everyone to receive from the state equal protection of their rights, and it allows the Church and other intermediary communal institutions to define and defend marriage as they have always understood it.

Neurodiverse Relationships Autistic and Neurotypical Partners Share Their Experiences

Neurodiverse Relationships Autistic and Neurotypical Partners Share Their Experiences

Author: Tony Attwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/07/2019

Comprised of the accounts of twelve heterosexual couples in which the man is on the Autism Spectrum, this book invites both partners to discuss their own perspectives of different key issues, including anxiety, empathy, employment and socialising. Autism expert Tony Atwood contributes a commentary and a question and answer section for each of the twelve accounts. The first book of its kind to provide perspectives from both sides of a relationship on a variety of different topics, Neurodiverse Relationships is the perfect companion for couples in neurodiverse relationships who are trying to understand one another better.

To Have and to Hold Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma

To Have and to Hold Motherhood, Marriage, and the Modern Dilemma

Author: Molly, PhD Millwood Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

A clinical psychologist's exploration of the modern dilemmas women face in the wake of new motherhood When Molly Millwood became a mother, she was fully prepared for what she would gain: an adorable baby boy; hard-won mothering skills; and a messy, chaotic, beautiful life. But what she did not expect was what she would lose: aspects of her identity, a baseline level of happiness, a general sense of wellbeing. And though she had the benefit of a supportive husband during this transition, she also at times resented the fact that the disruption to his life seemed to pale in comparison to hers. As a clinical psychologist, Molly knew her experience was a normal response to a life-changing event. But without the advantage of such a perspective, many of the patients she treated in her private practice grappled with self-doubt, guilt, and fear, and suffered the dual pain of not only the struggle to adjust but also the overwhelming shame for struggling at all. In To Have and to Hold, Molly explores the complex terrain of new motherhood, illuminating the ways it affects women psychologically, emotionally, physically, and professionally-as well as how it impacts their partnership. Along with the arrival of a bundle of joy come thorny issues such as self-worth, control, autonomy, and dependency. And for most new mothers, these issues are experienced within the context of an intimate relationship, adding another layer of tension, conflict, and confusion to an already challenging time. As Molly examines the inextricable link between women's well-being as new mothers and the well-being of their relationships, she offers guidance to help readers reclaim their identities, overcome their guilt and shame, and repair their relationships. A blend of personal narrative, scientific research, and stories from Molly's clinical practice, To Have and to Hold provides a much-needed lifeline to new mothers everywhere.

Lesbian Love Addiction Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things go Wrong

Lesbian Love Addiction Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things go Wrong

Author: Lauren D. Costine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/07/2019

Everyone makes mistakes in relationships at one time or another. Sometimes they learn from those mistakes. Other times, they return to those behaviors and cycle through failed relationship after failed relationship. Sometimes those behaviors become an addiction to love that may leave a person feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, lonely, or worse. Lesbian Love Addiction: Understanding the Urge to Merge and How to Heal When Things go Wrong makes visible the elements of love addiction that many lesbians suffer from. Love addiction for lesbians comes in many forms. Some struggle by sexually acting out and others are serial relationship junkies, jumping from one relationship into the next. Some are addicted to the high of falling in love and once that wears off don't know how to handle the day-to-day realities of a committed relationship. Some are even addicted to fantasy and intrigue, while others are love avoidants and sexual anorexics. Love avoidants may be able to get into a relationship but once they are fully committed, struggle with feeling smothered. Others may avoid intimate or sexual relationships all together, becoming sexually anorexic. Some may even vacillate between all of these. The underlying component and common denominator in all of these scenarios is the Urge to Merge. Lesbian Love Addiction is designed to help ameliorate at least part of this problem. Lauren D. Costine offers insight for lesbians, bisexual women in relationships with women, queer women, and more specifically, any woman who loves women, as well as their family and friends, and health care professionals, into the psychology of lesbian love addiction. It will give those who struggle with and suffer from love addiction ways to understand, cope, and heal from this debilitating addiction. It will give those who work with this population new tools to use to do this more effectively. Mostly, it will help lesbians understand their relationship failures and how to heal from problems associated with them, so they may grow and cultivate happier, more fulfilling connections in the future.

15 Simple Revelations for the Millennial Wife

15 Simple Revelations for the Millennial Wife

Author: Dannie C. Kelly Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/06/2019

The Art of Marriage

The Art of Marriage

Author: Catherine Blyth Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

Joining your life with another person's, until death do you part, is perhaps the biggest decision you can take. But once the vows have been sworn, the cake has been cut, and the honeymoon is over, what are the secrets of a lasting marriage? The Art of Marriage explains why marriage matters. This timeless institution still casts its spell, not thanks to the sentimental grip of tradition, but because it eases the ups and downs of existence and makes them meaningful. Each marriage is unique, so there are no universal laws for being a good husband or wife. But Catherine Blyth's insights and anecdotes gather wisdom from history, psychology, and couples who have been there, to show how best to negotiate the three-legged obstacle race that is married life. Whether it's upturned loo-seats, badly squeezed toothpaste, in-laws who should be outlawed, rows over the rubbish, or sly, wandering eyes, you will find a solution in this entertaining survivor's guide.

It's Not Me, It's You

It's Not Me, It's You

Author: Charlotte Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/06/2019

Most break-up bibles are full of the same old stories of woe, wrack and ruin... 1. Crying into large glasses of Chardonnay 2. A huge amount of retail therapy and some unwise 'break-up' haircuts 3. Dividing up meaningful CDs and shoving photo frames face down in drawers But what if ending your relationship was actually the best thing that ever happened to you? What if... 1. You only got together because he was your 'Transitional man' 2. You dumped him because you just don't fancy him anymore and a syndrome commonly known as 'The Repulsion' had set in 3. His mother hates you and never stops reminding him about 'all the other lovely single girls' he went to playgroup with... IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU, is the perfect post-break-up companion on the road to recovery. Charlotte Ward takes us on an exhilarating journey, packed full of real-life stories (including the worst of her own). Witty, touching and always honest, this book shows that the Freemale Revolution is most definitely upon us...