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Stronger Than You Think: The 10 Blind Spots That Undermine Your Relationship...and How to See Past Them

Stronger Than You Think: The 10 Blind Spots That Undermine Your Relationship...and How to See Past Them

by Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. PhD


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Discover the ten myths sabotaging your love life, and the practical, science-backed tools you can use to reveal your relationship’s hidden strengths and build a fulfilling, long-lasting bond.

Dr. Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. is a nationally recognized expert on the psychology of relationships. In his first book, he blends hot-off-the-press science, engaging writing, impactful examples, and fascinating stories to present an impressive range of refreshing and eye-opening set of insights. For instance, did you know that . . .
  • To forecast your relationship's future, you are the worst person to ask.
  • Men are the real romantics in heterosexual relationships, not women.
  • The amount of sex you should have to keep your relationship going strong is lower than you think.
  • It's okay to be selfish. Putting me before you, can help both of you.
  • When it comes to closeness, you can have too much of a good thing.
  • Struggles actually strengthen your relationship.
  • In terms of partner support, what you’re not seeing is more important than what you notice.
  • When your relationship doesn't help you become a better person, ending it does.
A bold, fresh take on what it means to love and be loved, Stronger Than You Think will help you more confidently and accurately view yourself and your relationship—so that you can fully appreciate the love you have, or find the one you want and deserve.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316454711
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 02/09/2021
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,071,676
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr. is an award-winning teacher, researcher, writer, and relationship expert. His work has been featured by the Washington Post, IFLScience.com, Daily Mail, Business Insider, Salon, the New Republic, Time, and Newsweek, and he's appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, VICE, CNN, and NPR, among others. He created the popular relationship advice website ScienceofRelationships.com (now Luvze.com), and his TED Talk has been viewed nearly two million times.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Chapter 1 What If Everything You Know About Relationships Is Wrong? 15

Chapter 2 "Men and Women Are Just Different" 31

Chapter 3 "True Love Should Be Perfect and Effortless" 54

Chapter 4 "I Can't Be Attracted to Someone Who Isn't Gorgeous and Successful" 76

Chapter 5 "If We're Not Having a Lot of Sex, We're Not in Love" 97

Chapter 6 "If You Loved Me, You'd Change" 117

Chapter 7 "It's Wrong to Be Selfish in a Relationship" 136

Chapter 8 "We Need to Be Closer" 154

Chapter 9 "The Less We Argue, the Better" 174

Chapter 10 "I Need You to Always Be There for Me" 193

Chapter 11 "If We Break Up, I'll Be Broken" 211

Afterword 231

Acknowledgments 235

References 239

Index 279

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