Love & Betrayal: Broken Trust in Intimate Relationships About Love & Betrayal:
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Dr. John Amodeo explores the many forms betrayal can take, from keeping secrets and negative gossip to breaking promises and sexual infidelity. In the process, Dr. Amodeo offers guidance for healing the wounds of past betrayals, and how to cultivate a climate of love and trust in your current relationships. John Amodeo's compassionate approach suggests taking responsibility for moving forward, rather than getting stuck in blame and rage. He gently guides you toward affirming your worth and moving toward real healing. This is a necessary step toward partnerships and friendships that are rich, mature, and fulfilling.
PRAISE FOR LOVE & BETRAYAL:
"The best work I have seen about the authentic experience of the most difficult aspect of relationships." -- Arnold Mindell, Ph.D., author of Working With the Dreaming Body
"A book of profound insight and wisdom, written not just for those who have been betrayed, but for anyone who wants to build deeper, more trusting relationships." -- Susan Campbell, author of The Couples Journey
"The gift of John Amodeo's book is that it gently invites the reader to participate feelingly, not just intellectually. By experiencing and understanding betrayal from a new and deeper perspective, the reader can access paths of healing and growth that are profound." -- Arnold Katz, Ph.D., University of Washington
"A thoughtful, useful, readable book that sensitively addresses a topic touching all of our lives. This book helps us deal with the pain, loss, and disillusionment of betrayal in a way that can lead to a renewal of ourselves and our relationships." -- Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D., author of Knights Without Armor: A Practical Guide for Men in Quest of Masculine Soul
"John Amodeo addressed the too-long-neglected matter of failed relationships. He looks with the experience of a psychotherapist, researcher, lover, and friend, at the challenges faced by men and women who want to live with more love and less fear. Love & Betrayal fills a real need in the literature of self-help" --Jean Liedloff, author of The Continuum Concept
For those people who have succumbed to romantic ideals about relationships, the reality can be disappointing. Others may find it difficult to express their needs and wants effectively. Being Intimate explores how fulfilling relationships can be achieved. By knowing our true feelings and needs and communicating these clearly, we create a climate for love and intimacy to flourish. Introducing and explaining practical techniques, including a process called Focusing (described in detail), the authors show how we can develop trust with others and transform negative experiences into richly satisfying ones. For those entering new relationships or who seek ways of enriching their current relationships, this book will be of immense and lasting value.
PRAISE FOR BEING INTIMATE:
"This book provides a useful grid through which the reader can both look at the vast array of human stumbling blocks to intimacy and the author's helpful directions/suggestions for change." --Virginia Satir, author of Conjoint Family Therapy
* "This is a sane, sound, readable, and eminently useful book. It is a carefully guided sequence of exercises, guidelines, explanations, and case examples, all thoughtfully geared to facilitate the two-fold movement of befriending self and befriending others, particularly intimates." -- Ken Wilber, author of A Brief History of Everything.
* "Being Intimate is a practical and original approach for individuals and couples that could make all he difference between happiness and painful separation." -- Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence
*Being Intimate is a clear and practical guide to the realization and communication or authentic feelings, and thus an excellent pathway toward lasting intimacy and love." --George Leonard, author of Education and Ecstasy
* John and Kris's book is a fine blend of the tools of modern psychotherapy and spiritual understanding. It will be helpful to those who wish to learn about these paths of growth." --Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart, and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry
Love & Betrayal Talk: Whether we break spoken agreements or unspoken agreements, betrayal shatters trust. This talk explores how we can heal and grow from betrayal so that we don't carry resentment, cynicism, and bitterness into new relationships. By embracing our sorrow, we can deal with loss without losing ourselves. Contains some material from the book and some new material. ($9)
Building Trust: A Key to Love: What are some ingredients necessary to building trusting and loving partnerships? Comparison of naive romance with mature romance. How can we attract and create authentic love and romance? What shift needs to happen inside us? ($9)
Love, Betrayal, and Authenticity: Some essential steps to create a climate for satisfying relationships. Ingredients that are necessary for nurturing authentic, trusting relationships, including self-awareness, courage, boundaries, communication, and self-soothing. ($9).
Authentic Heart Talk: Based on principles from the book, The Authentic Heart: An Eightfold Path to Midlife Love, this talk discusses how to move from na´ve, romantic love to a more mature understanding of love. Topics include identifying and healing shame, setting appropriate boundaries, self-soothing skills, and kind communication. ($9).
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