The Lost Aspect of Love

The Lost Aspect of Love

by Tom Prinz, Reed Elliott


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781643612744
Publisher: Westwood Books Publishing LLC
Publication date: 11/07/2018
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Tom and his wife Pam recently celebrated 50 years of marriage. They have three adult children and four grandchildren. Tom obtained a masters degree from UC Berkeley in mechanical engineering and worked for Shell Oil company for 5 years. He then obtained a masters degree in counseling and worked as a school psychologist for five years. For the past 37 years he has had a private practice in Ventura, CA as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Tom and his wife Pam recently moved to Oakland, CA. Tom has written a total of six books and he has conducted hundreds of workshops on personal, marriage and parenting issues. You can reach Tom at his email address:

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

A Challengexiii
1.What Is Sympathy?17
2.Why Do Some People Have Trouble Being Sympathetic?19
3.Survey on Sympathy25
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
9.Sympathy Questionnaire87
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 Stories127
Feedback for the Authors131
Feeling Words135
To order The Lost Aspect of Love137
To order Tom's other books139

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