- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (4 Feb. 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1785040235
- ISBN-13: 978-1785040238
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.7 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 460,782 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Secrets of Enduring Love: How to make relationships last Paperback – 4 Feb 2016
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About the Author
Dr Meg John Barker (Author)
Meg John Barker is a public engagement academic at the Open University and a sex and relationship therapist. Meg John has been studying relationships for over a decade and has published numerous academic books and papers on the subject, as well as writing their own relationship self-help books and blogs. Meg John also regularly speaks on these topics in the media, including a popular TED talk and being featured in the Independent on Sunday Rainbow List.
Professor Jacqui Gabb (Author)
Professor Jacqui Gabb is Chair of Sociology and Intimacy and Associate Dean for Research at The Open University. She has worked as an academic for over 20 years and has published extensively over this time. Her research centres on intimacy and family life, with particular emphasis on the contemporary dynamics of policy, professional practice and personal relationships. Her recent research on couple relationships has received widespread critical acclaim and she is recognized as an expert in the field, regularly contributing to national television, radio and international press. She is co-author with Janet Fink of Couple Relationships in the 21st Century (Palgrave, 2015). Her current work is explores ideas of enduring coupledom across different national, situational and biographical contexts.
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I was so wrong. It's a soggy self-help book. The volunteers have been mined for case-history anecdotes. So if you want to know that it's better to keep the burned marmite toast for yourself, and serve the perfect one to your partner, (p. 29), I can't recommend this book highly enough.
This is exactly why we have researchers; research tells us what is and what is not working where. And here it looks at relationships. The work of the previous book has been mentioned widely, as an authoritative study, and was recently serialised in the Daily Mail.
It is, without shame, a self-help book, unusual though by being fact-based, and presenting well, in lay-terms, the findings of "...extensive interviews and surveys..." carried out in a not-for-profit fashion, for the greater good. All I can see is that the research presents several `things' which are working well for at least 5,000 random individuals in their relationships.
'Modern Romance' by Aziz Ansari works much better but generally I am hard pressed to find a book that captures relationships in any interesting way.
You may or may not like this book because as the book states nine million times, 'different things work for different people'.