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Have you ever wondered why you always seem to find yourself in problem relationships? How come other people seem secure and settled yet you go from one disaster to another?
It could well be that your feelings about yourself are at the root of the problem. This enlightening guide from trained Relate counselor, Julia Cole, shows how self-esteem, or rather a lack of it, can profoundly affect your close relationships. Whether it is due to your family upbringing, your character or your life experiences, low self-esteem is one of the main reasons for relationship failure. Loving Yourself Loving Another can help you improve your emotional well-being. It covers:
-how you perceive others and what makes you choose a particular partner
-how to manage a difficult relationship where one partner suffers from depression, aggression or withdrawal
-how different relationships work: which type can improve your self-esteem and which type destroys it
- how to build strong 'couple esteem' for a healthy, long-lasting relationship
-how to improve your sexual relationship through 'couple-esteem' exercises and advice.
Here you can find advice, self-awareness quizzes and practical exercises to help you improve your emotional well-being.
The book is written in a bit depressing approach and it is also patronising. I would not recommend it. There are other much better self help books in this fieldPublished 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book very basic. It would be a good starting point on the subject. In the questionnaires some of the questions were thought provoking. Read morePublished 22 months ago by diw1313
This is a great informative read pertaining to the important area of self esteem .The identification of problems which are not of course identified by British teachers or... Read morePublished on 14 April 2013 by coached88
Could be helpful for some people but I found the language and the case studies really quite basic and stuff that everyone knows already! Read morePublished on 15 Jan. 2013 by Hattie Murray