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Love (Luv)

Love (Luv)

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"Looking for the perfect meaning of love? Ask a perfect stranger. That's what Karen Sorensen did on the streets of New York City. She set up a table, put out a sign that read "Love Research," and asked the passersby:

Have you ever fallen in love?
What does love mean to you?
Has your love ever been tested?
How do you prepare for love?

From a jaded inner-city teen to a five-year-old translating for his Russian Grandmother, people from all walks of life lined up to take part. Every answer won the respondent a flower--and Karen a new understanding. Hundreds of interviews and flowers later, this delightful, moving, even profound book brings together the most entertaining and enlightening reflections on the meaning of love ever gathered into one volume.

Love/luv/(noun)--because love really is in the eye of the beholder."

Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy

Love and War in Intimate Relationships: Connection, Disconnection, and Mutual Regulation in Couple Therapy

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What happens between partners that makes love turn to war? How can couples therapists help deescalate the battles? Two leading therapists apply the latest neuroscience research on emotional arousal to help couples regulate each other's emotions, maintain secure attachment, and foster positive, enduring relationships. The neurobiologically-grounded and sensitive approach set forth by Solomon and Tatkin in this book is sure to transform the way clinicians understand and treat couples in therapy.
Love Illuminated

Love Illuminated

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From the editor of the New York Times' popular "Modern Love" column, the story of love from beginning to end (or not).

Love. We want it. We need it. We pay it homage with songs and poems and great works of art. And when we lose it, there's no pain as intense or excruciating. For centuries we've been trying to figure it out, control it, or just get better at it. As the editor of a column about love for the New York Times, Daniel Jones reads thousands of stories about people's intimate relationships--the ones that soar, crash, or hum along, from the bizarre to the supposedly "normal." It's possible that he's read more true love stories than anyone on earth. In Love Illuminated, he teases apart this mystifying emotion that thrills, crushes, and sustains.

Drawing from the 50,000 stories that have crossed his desk over the past decade, Jones explores ten aspects of love--pursuit, destiny, vulnerability, connection, trust, practicality, monotony, infidelity, loyalty, and wisdom--and creates a lively, funny and enlightening journey through this universal human experience that jangles the head and stirs the heart.

Love in 90 Days

Love in 90 Days

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The Book That Has Led to Countless Happy Marriages
Finding true love is possible in just 90 days. Renowned relationship expert and clinical psychologist, Dr. Diana Kirschner, uses the latest research, clinical, and personal experience to show you how. Dr. Diana knows the questions single women everywhere face: "Why am I attracted to the wrong kind of guys?" "Why is he just not that into me?" "Why can't I seem to find the One?"
When it comes to love, most single women unconsciously make the same mistakes over and over again regardless of age, work success, or the type of man they are dating. Isn't it time to try a new approach to dating?
Used by Tens of Thousands of Women Worldwide
Drawing on her experience coaching tens of thousands of single women all over the world, Dr. Diana pulls no punches. She outlines a program that gets women on the fast track to smash through their self-sabotage and forge a healthy love relationship.
In Love in 90 Days you'll find insights and practical advice on:
  • Deadly dating patterns. Identify and break them!
  • How to find great guys online and offline
  • Rapid healing from heartbreak: bounce back better than ever
  • Irresistible self-confidence: eradicate destructive dating beliefs and turbocharge your self-esteem.
  • Understand dating games men play
  • Unique issues faced by African-Americans, single mothers, and women over 45
  • Creating a Diamond Self-Makeover that makes you POP!
  • How to have great BODY self-confidence no matter what your weight or body type
  • One key secret to using affirmations to activate true love in your life
  • The rise of "Ghosting" and how to protect yourself
  • How to avoid online romance scams and bots that steal your money, your time and your heart
  • Love in the Time of Contagion

    Love in the Time of Contagion

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    In this timely, insightful, and darkly funny investigation, the acclaimed author of Against Love asks: what does living in dystopic times do to our ability to love each other and the world?

    COVID-19 has produced new taxonomies of love, intimacy, and vulnerability. Will its cultural afterlife be as lasting as that of HIV, which reshaped consciousness about sex and love even after AIDS itself had been beaten back by medical science? Will COVID end up making us more relationally conservative, as some think HIV did within gay culture? Will it send us fleeing into emotional silos or coupled cocoons, despite the fact that, pre-COVID, domestic coupledom had been steadily losing fans?

    Just as COVID revealed our nation to itself, so did it hold a mirror up to our relationships. In Love in the Time of Contagion, Laura Kipnis weaves (often hilariously) her own (ambivalent) coupled lockdown experiences together with those of others and sets them against a larger backdrop: the politics of the virus, economic disparities, changing gender relations, and the ongoing institutional crack-ups prompted by #MeToo and Black Lives Matter, mapping their effects on the everyday routines and occasional solaces of love and sex.

    Love Prescription

    Love Prescription

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    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

    "This book feels so hopeful because it's direct, it's really honest, and it's so actionable." --Brene Brown

    From New York Times-bestselling authors Dr. John Gottman and Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, a simple yet powerful plan to transform your relationship in seven days

    What makes love last? Why does one couple stay together forever, while another falls apart? And most importantly, is there a scientific formula for love?

    Drs. John Gottman and Julie Schwartz Gottman are the world's leading relationship scientists. For the past forty years, they have been studying love. They've gathered data on over three thousand couples, looking at everything from their body language to the way they converse to their stress hormone levels. Their goal: to identify the building blocks of love.

    The Love Prescription distills their life's work into a bite-size, seven-day action plan with easy, immediately actionable steps. There will be no grand gestures and no big, hard conversations. There's nothing to buy or do to prepare. Anyone can do this, from any starting point.

    The seven-day prescription will lead you through these exercises:

    Day 1: Make Contact
    Day 2: Ask a Big Question
    Day 3: Say Thank You
    Day 4: Give a Real Compliment
    Day 5: Ask for What You Need
    Day 6: Reach Out and Touch
    Day 7: Declare a Date Night

    There is a formula for a good relationship, and this book will show you how a few small changes can fundamentally transform your relationship for the better.

    Love Sense

    Love Sense

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    The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research.

    Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. Love Sense presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense" -- our ability to develop long-lasting relationships.

    Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. Love Sense covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, Love Sense will change the way we think about love.

    Love Sex Again

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    Love Sex Again is an all-encompassing guide to women's sexual health from Dr. Lauren Streicher, a cutting-edge Gynecologist, and a regular on The Dr. Oz Show.

    Ladies, what if one of America's leading sexual specialists and Gynecologist told you that she knew your body better than you did? What if she told you that she could fix the problems that are making your sex life less than perfect? More than 100 million women in America have problems in the bedroom, but don't have the courage to ask their doctors for help. These problems don't come from relationship issues, or the stresses of work and family. These are real, physical issues that are getting in the way of a vibrant, joyful sex life. Instead of getting the help they need, so many women make a silent deal with themselves: without fanfare, without discussion, they quietly give up on pleasure, or drastically compromise their expectations where sex is concerned. Sometimes women make this deal with themselves early on in their 20s or 30s; for other women, it doesn't hit until their 40s, 50s or later. Most women lack the vocabulary to talk about these issues with their doctors, not to mention the pharmaceutical aids that are readily available to men. But no longer.

    Dr. Streicher will show women how to regain their libido, determine what their issues are, and learn to fix whatever is broken "down there." This much anticipated book will set women on a path to discovering (or rediscovering) deeply pleasurable, satisfying sex. She offers practical advice for real women of all ages--from childbearing to post-menopausal, and explains what a woman needs to know about her body, where she is in her life, and her relationships, and how it connects to a satisfying sex life.

    Love Sex and Relationship Dream Dictionary

    Love Sex and Relationship Dream Dictionary

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    Have you dreamed of a handsome stranger and felt the pangs of love (or lust)? Do you wake up panicked from being chased by a menacing intruder or from falling from a cliff into darkness? Do you wake up to dreams of sex with an ex, your boss, or a celebrity?

    Don't be ashamed or alarmed! These dreams are normal and highly symbolic. Learn to decode dream symbols through the steamed-up lenses of our relationships, sexuality, and our human imperative to love and be loved. This guide will show you how to interpret everything and everyone in your dreams as an aspect of yourself. After all, the best relationship advice you can receive is being revealed by your own brilliant dreaming mind. To that end, this bedside companion offers:

    - Interpretations and definitions for more than 1,000 common symbols, themes, and images from your dreams

    - Tools for interpreting dream themes, patterns, and emotions

    - Love, sex, and relationship advice to help support you in finding and/or keeping the partner of your dreams

    - Definitions organized by dream theme -- People and Animals, Time and Place, Physical Objects, Ideas and Whims, and Action and Scenarios

    Kelly Sullivan Walden is America's premiere dream expert and a trusted advisor to leaders, executives, celebrities, and countless other individuals. She will guide you on a journey into your subconscious mind where the answers reside to the questions you seek, so you can make real, transformational changes in your waking life. Will you fall in love or love the one you're with? Are you willing to release your blocks to love and fall in love with yourself? How do you inspire better dreams? How do you transform a nightmare into soul-healing therapy? You'll find answers to these questions and many more in this comprehensive dream reference.

    Love Shrinks: Memoir of a Marriage Counselor's Divorce

    Love Shrinks: Memoir of a Marriage Counselor's Divorce

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    For twenty years, Sharyn Wolf, a practicing psychotherapist and "relationship expert," has helped revitalize the marriages of countless couples. But while she was being interviewed on "Oprah" and "48 hours" to talk about her nationally bestselling books that instructed millions on how to flirt, find mates, and "stay lovers for life," she was going home every night to a dark secret: a totally failed marriage of her own to a good man she just couldn't leave.
    In "Love Shrinks," Sharyn tells the mindbending--and yet deeply relatable--story of her (third!) marriage. In anecdotes that range from poignant to horrifying to side-splittingly funny to heart-rending, she explains how it is possible for two good people to make each other totally miserable and yet still be unable to leave. In fifteen years of marriage, she and her husband had sex twice. Despite the fact that Sharyn was a national bestselling self-help author, her husband couldn't bring himself to read a single one of her books. Communication between them had failed so utterly that the simple domestic activity of buying a couch together escalated to disastrous proportions. Yet through it all, they stay together--even though neither one knows why. Sharyn ends each chapter with a touching story of why she could never bear to leave this man who made her so unhappy.
    Painted against the backdrop of her psycotherapy practice, real-life illustrative cases of her patients, and the wacky story of career trajectory, Sharyn turns her analytical eye on herself and her husband and deftly depicts a marriage on its long last legs. The result is this beautiful and sad tapestry of a hidden and omnipresent human condition. You will not be able to put her book down.
    Love Signs

    Love Signs

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    Sick of looking for love in all the wrong places? Let the stars play matchmaker and learn to use your zodiac sign--and everyone else's!--to find and woo your perfect match, in a romance destined by the stars themselves!

    Every star sign has its own allure, passions, and desires. With this fun and playful guide, you'll learn about them all--especially which one is the perfect match for you! You'll also learn the secrets of attracting all the astrological signs, including how to:

    -Find the best (and avoid the worst) star-sign matches
    -Act and dress to be irresistible to any sign
    -Predict your lover's likes and dislikes
    -Make your partner a better lover

    ...and much more!

    With in-depth quizzes and descriptions of the relationship characteristics, dating habits, and compatible matches of each sign, this entertaining guide will bring you a truly cosmic love life!

    Love Understood

    Love Understood

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    Laura Mucha has found the proof that love actually is all around.--Richard Curtis, writer and director of Love, Actually and Notting Hill

    For Love Understood, Laura Mucha has interviewed hundreds of strangers, from the ages of 8 to 95 in more than 40 countries, asking them to share their most personal stories, feelings, and insights about love and relationships. These intimate and illuminating conversations raised important questions, such as:

    - How does your upbringing influence your relationships?
    - Does love at first sight exist? Should you just know?
    - What should you look for in a partner?
    - Is monogamy natural?
    - Why do people cheat?
    - How do you know when it's time to walk away?

    Drawing on psychology, philosophy, anthropology and statistics, Love Understood combines evidence, theory and everyday experience and is the perfect read for anyone who is curious about how we thing, feel and behave when it comes to love.

    Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

    Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It

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    THE SELF-PUBLISHED PHENOMENON --NOW FULLY REVISED AND EXPANDED


    I almost didn't publish Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It. Here I was, a CEO who'd fallen apart after his company failed, writing a book about how loving himself saved him. I thought I'd be a laughingstock and my career would be finished. But I stepped through the fears and shared my truth with the world. The book went viral. Amazing people all over bought copies for friends and family. For some, this book saved their lives. For others, it was the first time they ever loved themselves.

    Many readers reached out and asked questions. This taught me that, to create lasting impact, I had to go deeper. So, seven years later, here it is. All the questions I received, resolved. My intention is that by the time you finish this new edition, not only will you be committed to loving yourself, you'll know exactly how to do it. And, most importantly, how to make it last.


    Love, Ellen

    Love, Ellen

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    Mom, I'm gay. With three little words, gay sons and daughters can change their parents' lives forever. Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but it was not without a struggle. In Love, Ellen, Betty DeGeneres tells her story: the complicated path to acceptance and the deepening of her friendship with her daughter, the media's scrutiny of their family life, and the painful and often inspiring stories she's heard on the road as the first nongay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign's National Coming Out Project.

    Insightful, universally touching, and uncommonly wise, Love, Ellen is a story of friendship between mother and daughter and a lesson in understanding for all parents and their children.

    Mom, I'm gay. With three little words, gay children can change their parents' lives forever. Yet at the same times it's a chance for those parents to realize nothing, really, has changed at all; same kid, same life, same bond of enduring love.

    Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but not without a struggle. Coming from a republican family with conservative values, Betty needed time and education to understand her daughter's homosexuality -- but her ultimate acceptance would set the stage for a far more public coming out, one that would change history.

    In Love, Ellen, Betty DeGeneres tells her story; the complicated path to acceptance and the deepening of her friendship with her daughter; the media's scrutiny of their family life; the painful and often inspiring stories she's heard on the road as the first non-gay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaigns National Coming Out Project.

    With a mother's love, clear minded common sense, and hard won wisdom, Betty DeGeneres offers up her own very personal memoir to help parents understand their gay children, and to help sons and daughters who have been rejected by their families feel less alone.Mom, I'm gay. With three little words, gay children can change their parents' lives forever. Yet at the same times it's a chance for those parents to realize nothing, really, has changed at all; same kid, same life, same bond of enduring love.

    Twenty years ago, during a walk on a Mississippi beach, Ellen DeGeneres spoke those simple, powerful words to her mother. That emotional moment eventually brought mother and daughter closer than ever, but not without a struggle. Coming from a republican family with conservative values, Betty needed time and education to understand her daughter's homosexuality -- but her ultimate acceptance would set the stage for a far more public coming out, one that would change history.

    In Love, Ellen, Betty DeGeneres tells her story; the complicated path to acceptance and the deepening of her friendship with her daughter; the media's scrutiny of their family life; the painful and often inspiring stories she's heard on the road as the first non-gay spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaigns National Coming Out Project.

    With a mother's love, clear minded common sense, and hard won wisdom, Betty DeGeneres offers up her own very personal memoir to help parents understand their gay children, and to help sons and daughters who have been rejected by their families feel less alo

    Loving Someone with Suicidal Thoughts: What Family, Friends, and Partners Can Say and Do

    Loving Someone with Suicidal Thoughts: What Family, Friends, and Partners Can Say and Do

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    For help in dealing with a suicidal crisis right now, please call or text 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

    If you love someone who has suicidal thoughts, you may struggle with profound fear of saying or doing the wrong thing. You desperately want to help, but you're unsure of where to start. This book can guide you as you support your loved one--without sacrificing your own needs and well-being. You'll find the answers to some of your most urgent questions, including:

  • What are signs and clues of suicide risk? 
  • How do I talk with my loved one about their suicidal thoughts? 
  • When should I call the police?
  • What do I say and do after a suicide attempt?
  • What treatments for suicidality are available? 
  • How can I help the person I care about stay safe?
  • What can I do to help them feel better, too? 
  • What can I do to cope better? 
  • What does recovery look like after a suicidal crisis? 
  • Written by a psychotherapist with decades of clinical experience in suicidology, this compassionate guide offers essential communication techniques you can use to help your loved one, as well as strategies for navigating your own stress, worry, fear, and anxiety. Drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindful self-compassion, the tools in this book will help you recognize warning signs, improve communication, create a safety plan, know when to seek professional help, and support a loved one in crisis.

    Making Marriage Simple

    Making Marriage Simple

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    Change the relationship you have into the one you want.
    Welcome to the Relationship Revolution! "Making Marriage Simple "is the accessible, essential road map to building a strong marriage in the modern world. Bestselling authors Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt distill into ten essential truths what they've learned about how to create a successful and satisfying relationship--both from their decades of "R&D" in the marriage lab of their workshops, and from their own relationship journey. In each chapter, Harville and Helen introduce a simple truth--such as "a frustration is a wish in disguise," "incompatibility is grounds for marriage," or "conflict is growth trying to happen"--and then walk couples through easy yet effective exercises to help them apply each truth in real life, every day.
    Harville and Helen have spent their careers helping couples transform their marriages through research, workshops, and counseling. But marriage--even for marriage experts--is never easy, and a number of years ago they found themselves on the brink of divorce. Harville and Helen put themselves back through the exercises they'd coached so many other couples through, saving their marriage and helping them achieve a true partnership.
    This book is for all couples. It offers the practical tools needed to transform one's relationship into a rewarding and joyous marriage. Written with humor, compassion, and honesty, and illustrated throughout with engaging line drawings, "Making Marriage Simple "is a strategic blueprint for creating a stronger, more satisfying partnership in today's world.

    Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide To Men

    Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide To Men

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    "Diva of Desire" Regena Thomashauer (a.k.a. Mama Gena) is back with a saucy, provocative, absolutely essential guide to getting the relationship you want.

    Have you ever felt that finding a man, falling in love, and living a joyous, adventurous, fulfilling life with him is completely out of your control? Is it possible to find a man who will be a friend and an equal, but who will also gratify your desires? If you're already in a relationship, how can you get him to become the true man of your dreams?

    Never fear, Mama Gena is here with practical tools for a relationship that starts out good and only gets better. In Mama Gena's Owner's and Operator's Guide to Men, celebrated relationship expert Regena Thomashauer offers essential strategies for finding a man, getting him to help you make the life you want, having a great sex life, and dealing with resistance along the way. Mama trains you to be an expert man-trainer, so you can take the lead and get what you both want: a great relationship.

    Manual

    Manual

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    How many times have you and your friends asked one another these questions without ever coming up with any good answers? Your girlfriends just tell you what you want to hear. At the end of the day, the only person who can give you insight into man problems is--that's right--a man! But guys have hidden agendas. What guy would give up all his dating advantages by spilling the goods?

    Steve Santagati would. A self-confessed serial dater and Bad Boy, Steve is telling all for the benefit of womankind. Every guy is at least part Bad Boy, and in The Manual, this prime specimen reveals what every woman needs to know to counter Bad Boy tactics, both amateur and professional. Steve is never condescending or callous, but honest, perceptive, and street-smart. His guidance is straightforward and his insights are dead-on, giving women tools they can immediately put to work.

    Discover what you may not want to know but need to know about:

    -The Heart of the Bad Boy (i.e., the nature of the beast)

    -The Male Mind: how he sees you and how you can make this work to your advantage

    -Guys on the Hunt: the male modus operandi, from the grocery store to Home Depot

    -When Boy Meets Girl: how to handle dating, from flirting to "sext" messaging to learning his weaknesses

    -Mating: so you've got him . . . should you keep him?

    Why learn from a Bad Boy instead of, say, a psychologist? Because there's no replacement for "in the field" experience. You'll benefit from (and laugh at) stories of real things Steve has done in relationships with women as well as of women turning the tables on him when he least expected it. The book also includes a question-and-answer section, in which Steve explores some of the toughest dating issues.

    To understand Steve is to understand the Bad Boy, and that will take you a long way in understanding all men. Find out how much more fun dating can be when you get the upper hand on Bad Boys . . .

    for good.