Love Cycles

Love Cycles

The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Provides a guide to lasting love that describes the five "cycles," including doubt and denial, that are part of genuine intimacy and shouldn't be taken as signs of its demise.

Perseus Publishing
In Love Cycles, veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll presents a groundbreaking model of the five natural stages of romantic relationships — the Merge, Doubt and Denial, Disillusionment, Decision, and Wholehearted Love — and a guide for navigating through them toward lasting love. Love Cycles helps readers understand where they are in the cycle of their relationship and provides a clear strategy for how to stay happy and committed, even in difficult times.


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""A couples therapist describes five stages to long-term relationships, from 'the merge,' to 'doubt and denial,' 'disillusionment,' 'decision,' and 'wholehearted loving,' discussing how each stage is part of intimacy and self-actualization"--Provided by publisher"--
"The notions that passion always peters out, that there's a "seven-year itch," and that honeymoons are over once reality sets in are cliche;s with truth to them. But that doesn't mean that long-term love is impossible. As veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll shows, love "cycles," including Doubt and Denial, are part of genuine intimacy, rather than signs of its demise. In fact, asserts Carroll, it is by courageously moving through what comes after the rapturous initial Merge cycle that we get to authentic intimate relationship. As crucial as our willingness to navigate stormy waters of Disillusionment and Decision is embracing the inner personal development that is both a reward of and prerequisite for Wholehearted Loving. The goal, that Carroll demonstrates how to attain, is to become our best self and share that self - joyfully and honestly - with another"--

Publisher: Novato, Calif. : New World Library, c2014
ISBN: 9781608683000
Branch Call Number: 152.41 CAR
Characteristics: xvi, 228 p. ;,22 cm.

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