1. Imagine you are preparing food and are diligently following a recipe for a special dessert. After hours of hard work you serve your creation, only to find that it’s a complete flop. Suddenly, you realize that you forgot to add an essential ingredient….
2. Imagine spending hours rebuilding your car’s engine. You follow all the manual’s directions to the letter. It looks great! Moments after you start it, though, you hear a terrible grinding noise. The whole engine freezes up solid. You forgot to add oil….
Many adults go through life trying to build healthy relationships. But without the essential ingredient¬¬ –
sympathy -those efforts can be very frustrating.
Although most of us think of ourselves as sympathetic people, few of us actually learned sympathetic skills as
children. In fact, ask yourself:
• Are you unable to give or receive sympathy?
• Are you unable to handle life’s trials and setbacks?
• Are you hurt easily?
• Do you heal slowly, if at all?
• Do you have trouble getting close to others or letting others get close?
• Do you live alone with a burden of pain and suffering?
Take control of your life. Heal the pains of the past, The Lost Aspect of Love can teach you the skills you might
not have learned as a child. It will help you heal your emotional wounds and enhance all your relationshipsyour
love relationships, your parenting relationships, your work relationships.
This revealing book will change your life and the lives of those close to you, forever.
|Publisher:||Westwood Books Publishing LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)|
About the Author
Reed was born in Altadena, California. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio and a Master's Degree, with distinction, in Communication Disorders and Sciences from California State University, Northridge. He has worked as a Speech/Language Pathologist for the California Department of Developmental Services and California Youth Authority. He has published several studies in the areas of autism and neuropharmacology, has been a frequent speaker at symposiums and conferences in his field, and is a fellow of the South Coast Writing Project of the University of California, Santa Barbara. In 2005 he was appointed an Associate Professor in the Communication Disorders and Sciences Department at
California State University, Northridge where he continues active teaching. Reed and his wife, Christine have been married for 42 years. Reed and Chris now live in Raleigh, North Carolina, where they enjoy an active life with their children and three grandchildren.
Table of Contents
|1.||What Is Sympathy?||17|
|2.||Why Do Some People Have Trouble Being Sympathetic?||19|
|3.||Survey on Sympathy||25|
|4.||What Do People Do Instead of Accepting Sympathy?||27|
|5.||Where Is Sympathy Needed in Relationships?||35|
|6.||What Should I Do If My Spouse Is Not Sympathetic?||59|
|7.||Why Is It Hard to Become More Sympathetic?||67|
|8.||Why Is Lack of Sympathy a Two-Edged Sword?||85|
|10.||What Does "Being Sympathetic to Yourself" Mean?||91|
|11.||How Can I Become a More Sympathetic Person?||95|
|12.||What Should I Do If I have Trouble Accepting Sympathy?||99|
|13.||My Spouse Says I'm Not Sympathetic; I Think I Am. Who's Right?||103|
|14.||How Do I Teach My Children to Be Sympathetic?||109|
|15.||How Do I Handle Unsympathetic People?||119|
|16.||Is It Hard to Be Sympathetic Sometimes?||129|
|17.||Some Personal Stories||127|
|Feedback for the Authors||131|
|To order The Lost Aspect of Love||137|
|To order Tom's other books||139|