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5.0 out of 5 stars
Back to basics, 16 Oct 2012
This book is revolutionary in its thinking but compassionate in its delivery. Meg Barker quietly suggests we consider another way of thinking about our relationships to avoid falling into life's "crab buckets".
As someone who when younger was quite ready to espouse some of the accepted relationship rules without question (the requirement to live happily ever after) it has gone a long way towards making me question whether that is really the only way to proceed.
Throughout the book she slowly and deliberately takes each aspect of relating and through asking questions and making simple suggestions supports our personal journey by opening up possible alternative view points and laying out possible next steps. There is no insistence that she is right in what she says, not even that there is a right. The reader is left with the feeling they are being treated like a grown up who is perfectly capable of coming to their own sensible conclusions.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in gaining a deeper and more considered understanding of how to `do' relationships, especially younger people who deserve an opportunity to find their own pathway through what is often very confusing and distressing terrain