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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating practical easy-to-apply book you can use right now, 13 Jun 2014
Terence Watts has managed in one book to create a real-world ‘warts and all’ manual that both men and women can use to navigate the often choppy and often murky waters of relationships. Each chapter is like a kind wind guiding you gently into calmer waters.

Early in the book, there is a fascinating questionnaire to alert you to your specific personality - one you probably won’t know that you have - with respect to relationships. Terence then shows through a knowledge of common pitfalls, the role of genes, and his vast experience working with clients - how to develop satisfying lasting relationships.

On one level, we know that a ‘relationship’ is not always a useful or helpful word. We are simply in the process of ‘relating’ on an ongoing basis, and the ground continues to change, as we grow and evolve. Terence deals with these shifts and real problems, gives lucid advice, and better, plenty of clear examples of effective communication across a range of styles. You will know how to communicate best with your partner, and if you don’t have one, you will know how to communicate, so you find one – and keep them.

The keen attention to detail that author brings for communicating better in relationships is significant. He also puts into context the many years of evolution that are play a role in the competing desires that men and women often have, but feel they shouldn’t. He addresses how to not only prevent mistakes, but why self-acceptance and understanding are so critical. In fact, he argues persuasively that only by being true to who you are can you ultimately relate.

In showing how to communicate better, he shows you how to identify and strike up the communication between you and the ideal partner. Want to know the best partner for your personality? Terence shows you how to identify this using clear criteria - from the body language down to the way they speak to the dress code. Never again will you pick the wrong person because you know will be able to discern their type - and know whether it is a match for yours.

Want to know the two words to use, and the one to avoid when having an argument with your partner - to ensure you don’t get a divorce? Then delve into chapter nine.
Ultimately, the author guides you through the core of a lasting mutually satisfying relationship: self-acceptance and honesty of your own needs and desires, tempered with mindfulness of your bad habits - and a willingness to have enough behavioural flexibility to make things work.

Chapter ten delves into seven important factors to keep your relationship alive. This is an essential checklist of golden rules that is worth the price of the book alone, and is worthy of anyone’s time. The author not only brings many years of experience as a renowned therapist, but also a clear writing style that is easy to read – with proven advice that is simple to apply.

This is an honest book that does not shy away from how to initiate difficult conversations to deal with problems. The author understands the many problems that people have, but also the real-world skills they need to overcome them. The four situations the author suggests that you understand to prevent long term harmony (chapter thirteen) were quite eye opening, and yet, once you have read them, you will imagine how you ever managed without knowing them.

The author includes fascinating exercises that work powerfully with your subconscious, including his work with ‘virtual personas’. The benefits of this one set of techniques and its application cannot be over-estimated, and we should be profoundly grateful for the time the author has taken to develop, share and make these as accessible as possible.

The author’s experience and expertise in the area of relationships, sexual dysfunction and effective communication based on your personality make this a valuable practical book. It is rich, with nuggets of gold ready to be mined beneath the surface for the attentive reader.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What's really going on in your relationship?, 27 Jun 2014
Following on from the highly successful Warriors, Settlers and Nomads, Terence Watts turns his attention to relationships.
Whether you are searching for the love of your life, struggling within an existing relationship or just want a more fulfilling sex life this book could get you to where you want to be.
Suitable for the professional therapist or for anyone interested in how and why people interact the way that they do, this book is set out in a way that is easy to read and understand.
It was an enjoyable read and very enlightening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will Help Many People, 27 Jun 2014
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This review is from: The Secret Life of Love and Sex: Making relationships work and what to do if they don't (Kindle Edition)
This book presents a fresh and immensely practical approach to relationships in all their aspects. The author is an experienced therapist and teacher who knows his subject inside out. Written with clarity and a friendly authority, the book takes us through a multiplicity of different relationship concerns, providing a toolkit that can help the reader strengthen, repair or move on from any relationship. A wise book that is certain to help many people.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book that delivers what it says on the cover and more!, 16 Jun 2014
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I would recommend this book to anyone looking to enter a relationship, in a relationship or to those who cannot understand how their relationships always follow a particular pattern.
The book is extremely insightful and very down to earth in its approach making it an 'easy' and fascinating read, it is practical and very well written.
The book looks at different personality types, the differences between men and women, how to achieve a successful relationship and how to handle a break up and much more.
A book I wish I had many years ago and one that has already made me think differently about my own relationships, past and present. An excellent read
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5.0 out of 5 stars A 'Must Have Relationship Guide' for everybody, 21 July 2014
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This book is an absolute 'must have relationship guide' for everybody. Discover how to meet your ideal life partner or repair and enhance your existing relationship. Terence Watts leaves no stone unturned and helps you to recognise your personality type and that of your ideal or existing partner amongst many other things. Jam packed with useful and fascinating facts, you are sure to take a great deal from the author's wealth of experience and knowledge of the human mind.

The Secret Life of Love and Sex is an excellent self help book as well as essential reading for anybody who works as a professional therapist. Personally, I found this book to be a great eye opener in my current relationship and also why past relationships didn't work out. Brilliant read! My advice is buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 11 July 2014
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Really interesting read. very clear to understand and lots of information about personality types and how they interact.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book worth having, 3 July 2014
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This book is useful for everyone. From those wondering how to keep a relationship going, those that question why their relationships keep hitting the rocks, through to advice therapists can utilise.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You do not need to be a therapist to benefit from this book!, 29 Jun 2014
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Terence Watts is a true innovator, yet a practical and insightful therapist. He is an inspirational teacher. His work is always down to earth and easy to understand.
Here in this book he offers sound insight into the joys and pitfalls of relationships. This book allows the reader a deep understanding of themselves, their relationships, love and sex.
It is apparent from the off that Terence understands this subject inside out and so he should, he has worked for many thousands of hours with clients. He has also been awarded a coveted MCGI in recognition of his work in this area; yet this is an easy and fascinating book to read and time passes quickly while doing so. The Secret Life of Love and Sex is a book that will provide understanding whether you would like to improve your relationship or are just interested in this area of human nature.
The important point when considering this book is that you do not need to be a therapist to buy it and benefit from it. Terence has made this a book for all readers, although the therapist will undoubtedly find this book a useful addition to their library. As a working hypnotherapist, psychotherapist and trainer I read many books a year and it takes a lot to impress me, this book did.
Having the secret to sustaining a successful loving and sexual relationship may seem like a wonderful dream that only others have, not now after reading this book; the secret is out!
My honest advice buy it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 15 Aug 2014
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Down to earth publication, Explains the reasons why we behave the way we do with do in everyday language
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