52 Lessons on Communicating Love: Tips, Anecdotes, and Advice for Connecting with the One You Love--From America's Leading Relationship Therapist

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In this delightfully informative and entertaining book, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer gives new meaning to the words "We need to talk." In her unmistakable voice, she urges couples to speak, listen, share, sing, get dressed up, write things down, or do whatever else it takes to express the feelings in your hearts. Best known for her plain talk about human sexuality, she encourages setting time aside each week to read and discuss one of the lessons she's written. Do this together weekly for a full year, and it could make...
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Overview

In this delightfully informative and entertaining book, Dr. Ruth K. Westheimer gives new meaning to the words "We need to talk." In her unmistakable voice, she urges couples to speak, listen, share, sing, get dressed up, write things down, or do whatever else it takes to express the feelings in your hearts. Best known for her plain talk about human sexuality, she encourages setting time aside each week to read and discuss one of the lessons she's written. Do this together weekly for a full year, and it could make a world of difference in your relationship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780883966969
  • Publisher: Blue Mountain Arts, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Pages: 111
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 2
1 Really mean it when you say "I love you" 4
2 Make sure your words and your actions are in sync 6
3 Tied tongues will get you nowhere...you've got to talk to each other 8
4 Keep it simple...don't try to analyze everything 10
5 Be sure you're saying what you really mean 12
6 It's great to reach for the stars...just don't be disappointed if you only get as far as the moon 14
7 Don't take your partner's foibles personally 16
8 Romance is more important than you may think 18
9 Play your song 20
10 Two hearts beat stronger by candlelight 22
11 Turn off the TV...turn on the love 24
12 Look your partner in the eyes 26
13 Call each other by name 28
14 Your wardrobe says a lot about you 30
15 Make coming home something to look forward to 32
16 Dare to do things differently 34
17 Schedule a date with each other 36
18 Find activities you can do together 38
19 A change of scenery works wonders 40
20 When taking time off, don't forget to plan for romance 42
21 Knead your partner 44
22 Touch as often as possible 46
23 Don't be afraid to ask each other for help 48
24 Take breaks during the day to communicate your love 50
25 Share the burdens 52
26 If love's flame is burning low, turn up the heat 54
27 Don't wait until you're in the mood 56
28 Let your bedroom be the sanctuary for your love 58
29 Days and nights offer two very different opportunities to share your love 60
30 Never put pressure on your partner 62
31 Sometimes you have to compromise 64
32 Make sure you're not faking it too much 66
33 Exercise together if you want to become gold-medal lovers 68
34 Learn to say "yes" 70
35 If you're having problems connecting, get help now! 72
36 Dare to be like a turtle 74
37 Love shouldn't be blue 76
38 Don't put too many bad apples in your memory sack 78
39 Repair any breaks in your relationship before it's too late 80
40 Be careful not to take out your frustrations on the one you love 82
41 "He says, she says" gets you nowhere 84
42 Learn to control your anger 86
43 It's okay to have a few secrets 88
44 Find a balance of power 90
45 Don't wait for tragedy to occur to show your love 92
46 In times of crisis, focus on your partner 94
47 Your love doesn't have to suffer when one of you is away 96
48 Check your expectations at the door...people are not going to change 98
49 Before you tie the knot again, be sure it's what you really want to do 100
50 You have to work at making your love the best it can be 102
51 It's the little things you do each day that will keep your love strong 104
52 Make every day you're in love memorable 106
Tending to the Garden of Love 108
Heart to Heart 109
About the Authors 111
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