Real Love

Real Love

by Greg Baer

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Overview

"He rocked my foundation! Greg Baer touched me deeply. He's got the answer to finding happiness in life."—Tony Trupiano, Talk America

Why do most of us search our entire lives for loving and happy relationships but rarely find them? What is the "secret something" that all relationships need in order to thrive? Dr. Greg Baer found the answers to these questions while working with thousands of individuals and couples. In Real Love, he shares his enlightening and practical blueprint for creating successful relationships and reveals the secret to finding and keeping what he calls "Real Love."

In Real Love, you'll discover:

·         The difference between Imitation Love and Real Love
·         How to eliminate conflicts with spouses, children, parents, friends and colleagues
·         How to put an end to destructive “Getting” and “Protecting” behaviors
·         How Real Love can eliminate anger, resentment, and fear
·         The four steps to finding Real Love

With Real Love as your guide you can begin to heal the wounds of your past and create rewarding and fulfilling relationships in every area of your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592400478
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/19/2004
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 226,236
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 18 - 14 Years

About the Author

For twenty years, Greg Baer, M.D. was a highly successful surgeon, teacher, civic leader, and entrepreneur. But despite all his accomplishments, wealth, and respect, he felt empty and unhappy. He became a drug addict and nearly committed suicide. In his subsequent search for genuine happiness, he learned some principles that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands. After Dr. Baer retired from one of the busiest solo eye surgery practices in the United States, he began a new career of writing, teaching, and speaking. He has so far written 17 books about relationships, marriage, and parenting, which have been translated into multiple languages, and published worldwide; produced the three-CD audio series, The Truth About Love and Lies; produced the six-DVD set (with Workbook) The Essentials of Real Love; produced the PBS television special, Real Answers, viewed nationwide; appeared on over 1500 radio and television programs from coast to coast in the United States; counseled personally with thousands of individuals and couples, profoundly changing their lives with the principles and power of Real Love; written thousands of blogs; conducted over 300 seminars and corporate trainings and delivered speeches to audiences around the world where he has taught the principles of Real Love; and developed a comprehensive website that offers Real Love education through video coaching, thousands of blogs, weekly video chats, support forums, and much more. An extensive Master Index is conveniently available to help you navigate through these resources. Dr. Baer and his wife, Donna, are the parents of seven children and live in Rome, Georgia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxi
1The Missing Ingredient: What Relationships Really Need1
The Missing Ingredient
Real Love and Genuine Happiness
The Destructive Legacy of Conditional Love
Drowning for Lack of Love
2Getting and Protecting: The Many Faces of Imitation Love18
The Many Faces of Imitation Love
The Cost of Imitation Love
Getting and Protecting Behaviors
Getting and Protecting (Why Do We Do That?)
I Love You Because...
Making Choices
Changing Our Choices
3Being Seen and Getting Loved: The Tale of the Wart King and the Wise Man41
The Tale of the Wart King and the Wise Man
How to Recognize and Find Real Love: Truth to Senn to Accepted to Loved
The Truth About Relationships and Individual Choices
The Difference Between Asking and Expecting
4Taking the Leap of Faith: Everyday Wise Men and How to Find Them63
Remember the Wart King
Being Patient: Don't Expect Brass Bands
Having a Desire to Change
Exercising Faith
Telling the Truth About Yourself
Giving Up the Getting and Protecting Behaviors
5The Effect of Real Love: Like Money in the Bank117
Real Love Is Like Money in the Bank
The Effect of Real Love on the Past and the Present
Real Love: The Answer to All Our Relationship "Problems"
The Need for Consistent Real Love
Magnifying the Effect of Real Love with Gratitude
6Sharing Your Fortune: The Power of Loving Others136
Loved: We Can't Give What We Don't Have
Seeing: The Elimination of Our Own Blindness
Accepting: The Natural, Peaceful Result of Seeing
Loving: Caring About the Happiness of Other People
7Playing a Beautiful Duet: The Joys of Mutually Loving Relationships170
Telling the Truth About Ourselves
Telling the Truth About Our Partner
Telling the Truth All the Time
Making Requests
Working Things Out
Faith in Mutual Love
Becoming One
8Real Love in All Our Relationships: Spouses, Children, Friends, and Co-workers188
The Truth About Marriage
Exclusive Relationships
Sex in Relationships
The Truth About Parenting
Family, Friends, Co-workers, and Everyone Else
Our Relationship with God
9Dealing With Obstacles on the Path to Real Love: Disappointment, Anger, and Getting and Protecting Behaviors227
Eliminating Conflict
Dealing with Getting and Protecting Behaviors
Ending a Relationship (Including Divorce)

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