×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts
     

Fidelity: How to Create a Loving Relationship That Lasts

3.3 6
by Thich Nhat Hanh
 

See All Formats & Editions

What does healthy intimacy look like? How we do we keep the energy and passion alive in long-term relationships? What practices can help us forgive our partner when he or she has hurt us? How can we get a new relationship off to a strong and stable start? What do we do if we feel restless in a relationship or attracted to someone outside of our partner? These are

Overview

What does healthy intimacy look like? How we do we keep the energy and passion alive in long-term relationships? What practices can help us forgive our partner when he or she has hurt us? How can we get a new relationship off to a strong and stable start? What do we do if we feel restless in a relationship or attracted to someone outside of our partner? These are just some of the questions Zen master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh has been asked by practitioners and readers alike. Deeply moved by the suffering that can be caused by these issues, he offers concrete guidance in his first ever writings on intimacy and healthy sexuality.

Fidelity guides the reader to an understanding about how we can maintain our relationships; keep them fresh, and accepting and loving our partner for who they are. Fidelity gives concrete advice on how to stay attentive and nourishing of each other amidst the many responsibilities and pressures of daily life. Readers will learn how to foster open communication, dealing with anger and other strong emotions, learning to forgive, and practicing gratitude and appreciation.

Fidelity is written for both couples in a committed relationship wanting to further develop a spiritual dimension in their lives together, and for those where infidelity or hurt may have occurred, and there is a need for best practices to re-weave the net of love and understanding. In addition to addressing everyday occurrences and challenges, Thich Nhat Hanh shows how traditional Buddhist teachings on attachment, deep listening, and loving speech can help energize and restore our relationships. Written in a clear and accessible style, and filled with personal stories, simple practices and exercises,Fidelity is for couples at all stage of relationships. It the guide book for anyone looking to create long-lasting and healthy intimacy.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
With the gentleness we have come to trust in this living sage, Thich Nhat Hanh takes the wisdom of the Buddhist perspective and applies it to the tangle we know as intimacy. Mark Nepo author of The Book of Awakening and As Far As the Heart Can See

With unrelenting kindness, Thich Nhat Hanh points out that the path to romantic happiness is also the path of compassion.Susan Piver author of The Wisdom of a Broken Heart

Loneliness can only be healed by understanding and love. Sometimes we think that if we have sexual relations with someone else, we’ll feel less lonely. But the truth is that such sex doesn’t relieve the feeling of loneliness; it makes it worse. Sexuality should be accompanied by understanding and love. Without understanding and love, sex is empty. With understanding and love, sex can be holy. From Fidelity

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935209911
Publisher:
Parallax Press
Publication date:
08/09/2011
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
476,438
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 5.12(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Happiness and Peace Is Every Step. He lives in Plum Village in southwest France, where he teaches the art of mindful living.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

Fidelity 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike other books about romance and love, Fidelity digs deep and talks about the roots of sensual love and what true love really is. The call to Buddhahood can be intimidating at times, but even if you disregard that, this book will change the way you view romance, loneliness, and how you approach both. While it's written for couples, it has gems of wisdom for everyone, regardless of relationship status.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago