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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 Seduction Expert

The Seduction Expert

Author: Saya Lopez Ortega Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2021

Creating Cultures of Consent

Creating Cultures of Consent

Author: Laura McGuire Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/04/2021

With conversations about sexual violence, consent, and bodily autonomy dominating national conversations it can be easy to get lost in the onslaught of well-intended but often poorly executed messages. Through an exploration of research, scholarly expertise, and practical real-world application we can better formulate an understanding of what consent is, how we create consent cultures, and where the path forward lies. This book is designed with both educators and parents in mind. The tools highlighted throughout help adults unlearn harmful narratives about consent, boundaries, and relationships so that they can begin their work internally through modeling and self-reflection. We then uncover what consent truly is and is not, how culture plays an integral role in interpersonal scripting, and how teaching consent as a life skill can look in and out of the classroom. By integrating the need for consent to be taught in schools and homes we build bridges between the spaces where children learn and create alliances in the often-daunting task of eradicating rape-culture. This book is perfect for those already comfortable and familiar with this topic as well as those newer to understanding consent as a paradigm. Starting with a strong historical and research-informed foundation the book builds into action-oriented guidelines for conversations, curriculum, and community activism. This blended approach creates a guidebook that is unlike anything else on the market today.

Just Send the Text

Just Send the Text

Author: Candice Jalili Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/03/2021

Say goodbye to the crippling stress and anxiety that come with dating in the 2020s with the dating advice all single people need. Have you ever convinced yourself that your crush is definitely not into you because they didn't watch your Instagram story? Have you ever pretended that you didn't want anything serious because you assumed your potential partner didn't want anything serious with you? Have you ever spent hours figuring out the perfect response to your date's text? Well Candice Jalili, senior sex and dating writer at Elite Daily, has done all of those things and she's here to tell you to stop. Stop giving in to your anxieties and insecurities. Stop replaying and rehashing every interaction. Stop thinking that you're not good enough exactly the way you are. Instead, take a deep breath and just send the text. In today's society, dating can be stressful. And Candice gets it: between social media, dating apps, the hookup culture, and just, you know, the patriarchy-there's no denying it; dating is hard. But there's no reason for dating to transform you into a ball of stress. Laid out in seven easy-to-follow steps, Just Send the Text will help you to let go of any dating-related stress and anxiety by accepting that, for the right person, just being yourself is more than enough. The book is filled with helpful tips including: -Don't be afraid to block someone on social media -Embrace dating apps as one of the many ways to meet a potential partner -Stop wasting your time trying to convince someone you're worthy of theirs -Being vulnerable might hurt in the short-term, but it will benefit you in the long-run Featuring first-person interviews with real women, visual aids, and compelling statistics, Just Send the Text will give you the courage to put yourself back out there, embrace dating once again, and find a real, authentic kind of love in today's world.

The Second Happy

The Second Happy

Author: Kevin and Marcia Myers, Charlie Wetzel Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/03/2021

What is the secret to a healthy, happy, fulfilling marriage? Nearly every marriage starts out happy, and if we're honest, nearly every marriage at some point becomes unhappy. Is there a solution? Can an unhappy marriage really get back to being happy? Can it be truly and authentically happy--even better than it was at first? Kevin and Marcia Myers, married for thirty-seven years through nearly every challenge a couple can face, emphatically say yes. Revealing seven practices that offer help and hope for a happy and enduring marriage, The Second Happy is a captivating, practical resource that provides the tools necessary to tune-up, overhaul, or even rebuild your marriage. Practices to sustain and strengthen marriage include the following: breaking the quit cycle; picking a fair fight so both people win; keeping disagreements from escalating; and removing pretense from your relationship. Rooted in Scripture and contemporary insights from the Myers' marriage, as well as real stories from other couples, this revelatory book shows how any marriage can regain depth, meaning and, yes, happiness.

The Dating Divide

The Dating Divide

Author: Celeste Vaughan Curington, Jennifer Hickes Lundquist, Ken-Hou Lin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/03/2021

The data behind a distinct form of racism in online dating The Dating Divide is the first comprehensive look at digital-sexual racism, a distinct form of racism that is mediated and amplified through the impersonal and anonymous context of online dating. Drawing on large-scale behavioral data from a mainstream dating website, extensive archival research, and more than seventy-five in-depth interviews with daters of diverse racial backgrounds and sexual identities, Curington, Lundquist, and Lin illustrate how the seemingly open space of the internet interacts with the loss of social inhibition in cyberspace contexts, fostering openly expressed forms of sexual racism that are rarely exposed in face-to-face encounters. The Dating Divide is a fascinating look at how a contemporary conflux of individualization, consumerism, and the proliferation of digital technologies has given rise to a unique form of gendered racism in the era of swiping right-or left. The internet is often heralded as an equalizer, a seemingly level playing field, but the digital world also acts as an extension of and platform for the insidious prejudices and divisive impulses that affect social politics in the real world. Shedding light on how every click, swipe, or message can be linked to the history of racism and courtship in the United States, this compelling study uses data to show the racial biases at play in digital dating spaces.

The Dating Divide

The Dating Divide

Author: Celeste Vaughan Curington, Jennifer Hickes Lundquist, Ken-Hou Lin Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/03/2021

The data behind a distinct form of racism in online dating The Dating Divide is the first comprehensive look at digital-sexual racism, a distinct form of racism that is mediated and amplified through the impersonal and anonymous context of online dating. Drawing on large-scale behavioral data from a mainstream dating website, extensive archival research, and more than seventy-five in-depth interviews with daters of diverse racial backgrounds and sexual identities, Curington, Lundquist, and Lin illustrate how the seemingly open space of the internet interacts with the loss of social inhibition in cyberspace contexts, fostering openly expressed forms of sexual racism that are rarely exposed in face-to-face encounters. The Dating Divide is a fascinating look at how a contemporary conflux of individualization, consumerism, and the proliferation of digital technologies has given rise to a unique form of gendered racism in the era of swiping right-or left. The internet is often heralded as an equalizer, a seemingly level playing field, but the digital world also acts as an extension of and platform for the insidious prejudices and divisive impulses that affect social politics in the real world. Shedding light on how every click, swipe, or message can be linked to the history of racism and courtship in the United States, this compelling study uses data to show the racial biases at play in digital dating spaces.

Milk Blood Heat

Milk Blood Heat

Author: Dantiel W. Moniz Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/03/2021

'A seething excavation of want and human error' Raven Leilani, author of Luster 'Glorious, ecstatic, devastating... A gorgeous debut from a wickedly talented new author' Lauren Groff, author of Florida 'Sultry, dark, thick with the heat of bodies and minds in sin and transgression. Incredible' Jamel Brinkley, author of A Lucky Man A thirteen-year-old girl watches her white best friend totter along the edge of a building roof; a woman who lost her child in its first trimester finds empathy and horror in the waters of a city aquarium; a mother protects her teen daughter from a predatory love interest by taking revenge over a very French supper; and two estranged siblings take a road-trip with their dead father's ashes - rediscovering one another and reckoning with all the ways that trust can be betrayed and love can be redeemed. Set in the suburbs and the cities of the modern world but about the ancient essences of who and what we are, Milk Blood Heat is a collection of love and sex, birth and death. Through the stories of ordinary characters confronted by extraordinary moments of violent yet often beautiful reckoning, Dantiel W. Moniz contemplates human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all. Wise and subversive, spiritual and seductive, Milk Blood Heat showcases that the world in which we live can be a place of obstacles and heartbreak... but also one of grace and splendour.

Old School Love

Old School Love

Author: Joseph Rev Run Simmons, Justine Simmons Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2021

RUN DMC.'s iconic rapper Joseph Reverend Run Simmons and his wife, Justine, share their secrets to lasting love and the guiding principles that have kept them together for more than twenty years. Written with Amy Ferris. This is a book about love. The kind of love that will keep you warm at night-that will keep you feeling safe and sound. The kind of love that will get you through some dark times; get you through some hard and yes, some tough times. The kind of love that will make you laugh, that will make you smile, that will make you nod knowingly. The kind of love that is nurtured and watered and grows-from a seedling to a flower. The kind of love that is desperately needed in the world right now, shared and sprinkled everywhere. Old School Love is a book to help you find the kind of soul-filling love you desire, written by a couple who has built a strong and joyful relationship amid the pressures, pitfalls, and temptations of the entertainment industry. Rev Run and his wife, Justine, have been blessed with a devoted partnership that has inspired others. In this homage to classic courtship, Rev and Justine reveal the secrets to their marriage's longevity and happiness. Each chapter of Old School Love offers stories, anecdotes, and memories of Rev and Justine's marriage, their family, their experiences, their passion, and their deep faith and belief in God. Some will make you laugh, some will make you think, and some will make you cry. Yet all will make you wiser-more beautiful for the wear-and encourage you to be a kinder, more generous, and better human. Their reflections are bookended by a verse or line from scripture, a saying, or a favorite quote and a sampling of personal wisdom. Over two decades strong, Rev and Justine's partnership is an inspiration. With Old School Love they are spreading their message of positivity, and creating a legacy for all of us to embrace and share. Powerful and life-changing, this little gem of a book is about magic, and miracles, and yes, the irrefutable power of love. Old School Love includes 8 pages of photos from Rev and Justine's personal collection.

Iranian Romance in the Digital Age

Iranian Romance in the Digital Age

Author: Janet (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) Afary Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/02/2021

Following the 1979 Islamic Revolution, there was a dramatic reversal of women's rights, and the state revived many premodern social conventions through modern means and institutions. Customs such as the enforced veiling of women, easy divorce for men, child marriage, and polygamy were robustly reintroduced and those who did not conform to societal strictures were severely punished. At the same time, new social and economic programs benefited the urban and rural poor, especially women, which had a direct impact on gender relations and the institution of marriage. Edited by Janet Afary and Jesilyn Faust, this interdisciplinary volume responds to the growing interest and need for literature on gender, marriage and family relations in the Islamic context. The book examines how the institution of marriage transformed in Iran, paying close attention to the country's culture and politics. Part One examines marital changes in the rural and tribal sectors of society through the works of anthropologists Erika Friedl and Mary Hegland. Part Two turns its eye to look at changes in urban marriages to new forms of cohabitation. In Part Three, the contributors explore the way technology and social media has impacted and altered the institution of family. Based on the work of new and established scholars, the collection provides an up-to-date study of an important and intensely politicized subject.

Marriage Made Easier

Marriage Made Easier

Author: Kathryn MacIntyr Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Marriage Made Easier guides women who are truly ready to determine if divorce is right for them to the ultimate answer that has God's blessing. After two divorces, Kathryn MacIntyre knew that a perfect marriage could be attainable. To seek out the answers to a perfect marriage, she traveled around the world and is now happily married. Within Marriage Made Easier, she uses her techniques as a certified laughter yoga instructor, teacher, and certified Rolfer to help others determine if divorce is right for them. In Marriage Made Easier, women learn how to: Feel God directing their marriage in new ways Easily manifest joy in their life Assess what they most need from their husband Empower them to take better care of themselves Measure if their marriage is getting better or not Get clarity and understanding about their marriage Bring harmony into their home

Make Your Move

Make Your Move

Author: Jon Birger Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Modern romance is broken. It's time to flip the script. Apps have transformed dating from a mysterious adventure into a daily chore. Young, single, college-educated women are sick and tired of competing for a shrinking supply of guys. And marriage-material men, long expected to take the lead when it comes to asking women out, are suddenly balking at making the first move, fearing they'll come across as creepy or inappropriate. Society is changing, which means it's time for dating to evolve. Millennial and Gen Z women are more than capable of seeking out what-and who-they want. They're standouts in the classroom and champions on the playing fields. They're leaders in the workplace and trailblazers in city halls, state houses, and Congress. So why would we tell a generation of badass women that they're not allowed to be bold when it comes to finding love? Why should they have to sit back and wait (and wait and wait) for men to find them? In Make Your Move: The New Science of Dating and Why Women Are in Charge, Jon Birger, author of Date-onomics, offers women bold new strategies for finding the one. Backed by research showing that women can win at romance by making the first move with the men of their choice, Birger explains why: It's better to choose than to be chosen The play hard to get method is not only outdated but grounded in bad science The first move does not have to be a big move It's time to log off of dating apps and date men you actually know The workplace can be a terrific place to meet a long-term romantic partner . . . and more! Make Your Move is an honest, solution-based guide to finding love that lasts. If you're tired of playing by old rules, look no further: Make your move and win.

Should I Leave My Relationship or Not?

Should I Leave My Relationship or Not?

Author: Karen Lin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/02/2021

Should I Leave My Relationship or Not? helps women decide if they should stay or leave their relationship. Constantly wondering and not knowing feels terrible. Should I Leave My Relationship or Not? provides women with the needed tools to figure out what exactly is the right move for them, and not just a pro/con list (which is a terrible way to decide). Life coach Karen Lin shares her blueprint for a simple and kind path forward. In Should I Leave My Relationship or Not?, women learn how to: Make a decision free from guilt or fear Stop torturing themselves with doubt and uncertainty Evaluate if they will ever get what they need from the relationship Handle the emotional burden of figuring out what to do Create the conditions to be confident in the outcome