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Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages

Not to People Like Us: Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages

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How is it possible for a highly educated woman with a career and resources of her own to stay in a marriage with an abusive husband? How can a man be considered a pillar of his community and regularly give his wife a black eye? The very nature of these questions proves how convinced we are that domestic violence is restricted to the lower classes. Now Susan Weitzman explores a heretofore overlooked population of battered wives-the upper-educated and upper-income women who rarely report abuse and remain trapped by their own silence.

Not Your Mothers Rules

Not Your Mothers Rules

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The authors behind the ubiquitous dating bible that launched a worldwide movement are back, accompanied by their daughters, with brand new advice updated for the modern era.
How long should I wait to respond to his text message? Can I friend him on Facebook? Why did he ask for my number but never call me?

When The Rules was published in 1995, its message was straightforward: be mysterious. But for women looking for love today, it's not quite so simple. In a world of instant messaging, location check-ins, and status updates, where hook-ups have become the norm and formal one-on-one dates seem a thing of the past, it's difficult to retain the air of mystery that keeps men interested.

Now, with help from their daughters, the original Rules Girls Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider share their thoroughly modern, fresh take on dating that will help women in today's information age create the happy love lives they want and deserve. Whether you're a 20-something dating for the first time, a 30-something tired of being single, a 40-something giving advice to your daughter, or a 50-something getting back in the dating game, this book has the answers you've been waiting for. The Rules include:

  • Stay Away from his Facebook Profile
  • Make Yourself Invisible and Other Ways to Get Out of Instant Messaging
  • Stop Dating a Guy Who Cancels More than Once
  • Text-Back Times Chart
  • Don't Just Hang Out or See Him 24/7
  • TTYL: Always End Everything First-- Get Out of There!
  • And much, much more!

  • Providing the dos and don'ts you need to stop making mistakes and start finding romance, Not Your Mother's Rules will revolutionize dating today just as The Rules did nearly 20 years ago!

    One Soul, One Love, One Heart

    One Soul, One Love, One Heart

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    How do we heal our difficult relationships and nurture our healthy ones? What is their significance in our spiritual life? In this deeply moving, groundbreaking book, John E. Welshons answers these questions and many more. He shows why the path to real and lasting happiness lies in recognizing that we are all One, and in living in that awareness. He shows us how to heal our most difficult relationships by transforming them into our greatest spiritual lessons and how to love, forgive, and care for our fellow human beings even those we find most difficult to love and forgive. With compassion and wisdom, Welshons invites us into a revolutionary new understanding of ourselves, our spiritual life, our world, and all our relationships."
    Only Love is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited

    Only Love is Real: A Story of Soulmates Reunited

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    A beautiful and sensitive tale of true love that transcends time, from the multi-million bestselling author of Many Lives, Many Masters (Gary Zukav, author of Seat of the Soul). Recommended by Kendall Jenner.

    In Many Lives, Many Masters, a skeptical Dr. Brian Weiss found his life changed profoundly after curing a patient using past-life therapy. Now he takes his research into transcendental messages one breathtaking step further.
    He portrays two strangers, Elizabeth and Pedro, who are unaware that they have been lovers throughout the long centuries -- until fate brings them together again. He shows how each and every one of us has a soulmate whom we have loved in past incarnations and who waits to reunite with us now. And he opens up entirely new worlds for all of us everywhere, based on a single, powerful truth...

    Passion of Mademoiselle S

    Passion of Mademoiselle S

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    A literary treasure: the recently discovered letters that chronicle the passionate affair of a young woman in Paris in 1928

    While helping a friend clear out an old apartment in Paris, diplomat Jean-Yves Berthault came upon a leather portfolio that contained a collection of handwritten letters. After reading the first one, Berthault realized that he had stumbled upon an extraordinary correspondence--a charged and passionate epistolary love affair that brought to mind the French classics The Story of O, Justine, and Delta of Venus. He began to piece together clues. The letters were from Simone, a well-to-do, unmarried Parisian woman, to her younger, married lover, Charles. Written between 1928 and 1930, they tell the story of an illicit love affair that sparked a sexual awakening for both lovers. As the affair intensifies, Simone becomes obsessed with Charles, even as he begins to grow more distant. As her hunger deepens, she pushes him beyond all boundaries into dangerous and forbidden realms, in an effort to keep him enthralled. With each broken taboo, Charles submits--until their last fateful encounter.

    The Passion of Mademoiselle S. is a tour de force. In language that is by turns elegant, impassioned, and surprisingly graphic, these love letters are a portrait of a sexual and psychological obsession. Berthault's notes on the period add dimension and context to the correspondence. But it is the voice of Simone--that of a sensual, vulnerable, and curiously modern woman--that comes through most vibrantly and echoes down the centuries.

    Praise for The Passion of Mademoiselle S.

    "The steamiest . . . text ever."--Le Parisien

    People Tools for Love and Relationships

    People Tools for Love and Relationships

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    Love is the answer and you are the key to unlocking its potential. From the popular New York Times best-selling author of the People Tools series comes People Tools for Love and Relationships. With 49 easy to use tools, Alan Fox's latest installment will teach you how to create and maintain great relationships with immediate results.

    Finding love isn't always easy. Being in love and sustaining that love can be even harder. Alan Fox is full of practical advice and guidelines for keeping things fresh and celebrating love in all its manifestations. These toolsare specifically designed to teach you everything you need to nourish a long and fulfilling relationship. Each tool is fleshed out with colorful anecdotes and Fox's own discerning insights. It's time to take full responsibility for creating and maintaining your ideal relationship. Stop blaming others--the key to a great relationship is you.

    People Tools is packed with the wisdom of a full, long, and varied life. Alan Fox will guide you through the ins and outs of building worthwhile, rewarding relationships. Learn to:

    - Find the right person, and be the right person

    - Work out core issues and compromise

    - Accept the things you can't change

    - Find the right way to say "I'm sorry"

    - Know when to put yourself first

    - Live without regret

    Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make--And Keep--Friends

    Platonic: How the Science of Attachment Can Help You Make--And Keep--Friends

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    Instant New York Times bestseller

    Is understanding the science of attachment the key to building lasting friendships and finding "your people" in an ever-more-fragmented world?

    How do we make and keep friends in an era of distraction, burnout, and chaos, especially in a society that often prizes romantic love at the expense of other relationships? In Platonic, Dr. Marisa G. Franco unpacks the latest, often counterintuitive findings about the bonds between us--for example, why your friends aren't texting you back (it's not because they hate you!), and the myth of "friendships happening organically" (making friends, like cultivating any relationship, requires effort!). As Dr. Franco explains, to make and keep friends you must understand your attachment style--secure, anxious, or avoidant: it is the key to unlocking what's working (and what's failing) in your friendships.

    Making new friends, and deepening longstanding relationships, is possible at any age--in fact, it's essential. The good news: there are specific, research-based ways to improve the number and quality of your connections using the insights of attachment theory and the latest scientific research on friendship. Platonic provides a clear and actionable blueprint for forging strong, lasting connections with others--and for becoming our happiest, most fulfilled selves in the process.

    Plays Well with Others

    Plays Well with Others

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    AN INSTANT USA TODAY and PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER

    From the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Barking Up the Wrong Tree comes a cure-all for our increasing emotional distance and loneliness--a smart, surprising, and thoroughly entertaining guide to help build better friendships, reignite love, and get closer to others, whether you're an extrovert or introvert, socially adept or socially anxious.

    Can you judge a book by its cover?

    Is a friend in need truly a friend indeed?

    Does love conquer all?

    Is no man an island?

    In Plays Well with Others, Eric Barker dives into these age-old maxims drawing on science to reveal the truth beyond the conventional wisdom about human relationships. Combining his compelling storytelling and humor, Barker explains what hostage negotiation techniques and marital arguments have in common, how an expert con-man lied his way into a twenty-year professional soccer career, and why those holding views diametrically opposed to our own actually have the potential to become our closest, most trusted friends.

    Inside you will learn:

    The two things essential to making friends - and what Dale Carnegie got wrong.What creates love, reignites love, and sustains love. (There's no Build-A-Bear store for a happy marriage but this is close.)The ethical and effective way to get your partner to change.How social media can actually improve relationships.The antidote to loneliness and why what we usually hear doesn't work.

    And so much more. The book is packed with high-five-worthy stories about the greatest female detective to ever live, the most successful liar to ever open his mouth, genius horses, thieving hermits, the perils of perfect memories, and placebos. Leveraging the best evidence available--free of platitudes or magical thinking--Barker analyzes multiple sides of an issue before rendering his verdict. What he's uncovered is surprising, counterintuitive, and timely--and will change the way you interact in the world and with those around you just when you need it most.

    Pop Up Kama Sutra

    Pop Up Kama Sutra

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    This lively distillation of the world's most famous sex guide features choice excerpts from the original text, translated in 1883 by renowned explorer Sir Richard Burton, illustrated with vintage color plates from India. And, best of all, it includes six incredible pop-ups presenting the Kama Sutra's most interesting, instructive and wildly acrobatic poses.
    Post-Nup Solution: How to Save a Marriage in Crisis--Or End It Fairly

    Post-Nup Solution: How to Save a Marriage in Crisis--Or End It Fairly

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    Having trouble in your marriage? This book is for you. Tom Gardiner, a Chicago lawyer, explains how post-nuptial agreements can address marital problems effectively. Unlike counseling that often is no more than a temporary fix, this book talks about agreements that will result in long-term change. If your spouse drinks too much, for instance, you both agree in a legally binding document about the changes that need to occur--and the consequences if they don't.

    There is another huge advantage to post-nups. If the behavior is not changed and divorce is triggered, the terms were set when the parties were both seeking to save the marriage--not when they're going through an acrimonious break-up. These terms are usually reasonable and fair--who gets the kids and when, a fair amount of alimony for a fair term, division of the property--all because the spouses are seeking a solution at the time.

    This book covers the human frailties that can cause problems in a marriage: financial problems, drinking, drug use, cheating, blended families, in-law problems, inheritance, religious issues and so on. It is a book not just for couples, but for therapists, religious leaders and others who seek to make marriages stronger and divorces civilized and fair.

    Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage

    Proper Care and Feeding of Marriage

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    The follow-up to her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura focuses on both partners in the relationship and reveals how to bring marriage back from the brink of disaster.

    Jumping off her million-copy bestseller The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Dr. Laura now exposes the sensitive and loving truth in appreciating the polarity between masculine and feminine in order to produce and sustain a wonderfully satisfying marriage. Both husband and wife have power in the relationship, and each needs to realize this in order to ensure personal satisfaction. Using real-life examples and solutions from her call-in radio show, Dr. Laura focuses on the typical mistakes made by men and women in their relationships, and shows how marriages can come back from the brink of disaster and divorce.

    Quantum Love: Use Your Body's Atomic Energy to Create the Relationship You Desire

    Quantum Love: Use Your Body's Atomic Energy to Create the Relationship You Desire

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    Falling in love is a thrilling, transcendent experience . . . but what about staying in love? Once the intense excitement of a new relationship starts to fade, you may think your only options are to somehow recapture that early magic or settle for a less than fulfilling love life. Now love, sex, and relationship expert Laura Berman, Ph.D., taps the latest scientific and metaphysical research to offer an inspiring alternative: a higher level of love beckoning you to move forward, not backward. Using the essential truth we've learned from the study of quantum physics--the fact that at our molecular core, each of us is simply a vessel of energy--Dr. Berman explains how you can use what's happening in your inner world to create a level of passion, connection, and bliss in your relationship that you've never imagined possible. Drawing on her clinical practice and case studies as well as her personal journey, she guides you to: -Plot your unique energetic frequency of love with her Quantum Lovemap -Work consciously with the energy of your body, heart, and mind -Make four key commitments designed to raise your energetic profile -Bring your frequency into harmony with your partner's so that you can grow together -Learn how to have Quantum Sex (which is every bit as good as it sounds)Quantum Love is the best possible experience of love, and it's available to absolutely everyone, whether you're seeking a mate, in a relationship that's struggling, or just finding that love has turned lackluster through the stresses of life. You can't go back to the honeymoon phase, but there is something so much better within your reach. Quantum Love lets you reach new heights of intimacy as you gain a fuller sense of purpose in life and love.
    Real Love: The Truth About Finding Unconditional Love & Fulfilling Relationships

    Real Love: The Truth About Finding Unconditional Love & Fulfilling Relationships

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    He rocked my foundation! Greg Baer touched me deeply. He's got the answer to finding happiness in life.--Tony Trupiano, Talk America


    Why do most of us search our entire lives for loving and happy relationships but rarely find them? What is the secret something that all relationships need in order to thrive? Dr. Greg Baer found the answers to these questions while working with thousands of individuals and couples. In Real Love, he shares his enlightening and practical blueprint for creating successful relationships and reveals the secret to finding and keeping what he calls Real Love.

    In Real Love, you'll discover:

    - The difference between Imitation Love and Real Love
    - How to eliminate conflicts with spouses, children, parents, friends and colleagues
    - How to put an end to destructive "Getting" and "Protecting" behaviors
    - How Real Love can eliminate anger, resentment, and fear
    - The four steps to finding Real Love

    With Real Love as your guide you can begin to heal the wounds of your past and create rewarding and fulfilling relationships in every area of your life.

    Real Sex for Real Women: Intimacy, Pleasure, & Sexual Wellbeing

    Real Sex for Real Women: Intimacy, Pleasure, & Sexual Wellbeing

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    Showing how it's possible to combine the reality of everyday life with fantastic sex, "New York Times" bestselling author and expert Dr. Laura puts sex at the top of the "to do" list, and takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery and pleasure-seeking to a life of sexual fulfillment. Now in paperback!
    Relationship Breakthrough: How to Create Outstanding Relationships in Every Area

    Relationship Breakthrough: How to Create Outstanding Relationships in Every Area

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    Everyone faces the challenges of making relationships work. Whether with spouses, family members, friends, lovers, or colleagues, relationships have the power to make one feel happy, frustrated, or miserable. In Relationship Breakthrough, Cloe Madanes--an expert in creating healing, empowering relationships--gives readers vital tools to transform their relationships and their lives.
    Madanes's cutting-edge methods produce real results and create rewarding, sustainable relationships. Using simple, step-by-step exercises and drawing on the examples of clients who have benefited from this technique, Relationship Breakthrough teaches readers how to:
    - overcome life's inevitable losses
    - resolve long-standing family conflicts
    - synchronize their needs with those of others
    - create outstanding relationships in every area of their lives
    This is the only book that ties the guiding principles of Tony Robbins's work with Cloe Madanes's revolutionary approach to relationship therapy. Our connections with the people in our lives have the capacity to bring us great joy, if only we understood the fundamental needs we all have, but sometimes express differently. Drawing on her trademark wisdom, empathy, and extensive clinical experience, Madanes shows readers how to better understand their own needs and those of others, bringing clarity and insight into any relationship.

    Respect

    Respect

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    A straightforward, accessible guide to help young men navigate sex, relationships, consent, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health and more. --USA Today

    An all-encompassing guide to help guys navigate sex, relationships, and consent in the post-#MeToo world.

    The world has changed, and the revelations of the #MeToo movement have raised serious questions about how men are raised to understand consent and their own sexuality. Respect is the first guide to sexual health and relationships built around consent. Inti Chavez Perez draws on his vast experience as a sex educator to lay out how to build positive, respectful relationships with friends and partners, and how consent factors in at every stage from introducing yourself to having healthy sexual relationships with others, all with the same frankness that guys have talking about sex with their friends. From gender identity and sexual orientation to body image and sexual health and more, Respect tells you everything you should know, and everything you would want to know--a book for guys to learn from and then go back to.

    Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting I

    Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting I

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    "Was/is your abusive partner a high-profile activist? Does your abusive girlfriend's best friend staff the domestic violence hotline? Have you successfully kicked an abuser out of your group? Did your anti-police brutality group fear retaliation if you went to the cops about another organizer's assault? Have you found solutions where accountability didn't mean isolation for either of you? Was the 'healing circle' a bunch of bullshit? Is the local trans community so small that you don't want you or your partner to lose it?
    "We wanted to hear about what worked and what didn't, what survivors and their supporters learned, what they wish folks had done, what they never want to have happen again. We wanted to hear about folks' experiences confronting abusers, both with cops and courts and with methods outside the criminal justice system."
    --The Revolution Starts at Home collective
    Long demanded and urgently needed, "The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities" finally breaks the dangerous silence surrounding the "secret" of intimate violence within social justice circles. This watershed collection of stories and strategies tackles the multiple forms of violence encountered right where we live, love, and work for social change--and delves into the nitty-gritty on how we might create safety from abuse without relying on the state. Drawing on over a decade of community accountability work, along with its many hard lessons and unanswered questions, "The Revolution Starts at Home" offers potentially life-saving alternatives for creating survivor safety while building a movement where no one is left behind.

    Ching-In Chen is the author of "The Heart's Traffic."

    Kundiman Fellow Jai Dulani is an interdisciplinary storyteller and activist/educator.

    Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is the author of "Consensual Genocide."

    Andrea Smith is the author of "Conquest: Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide."

    Rough Patch

    Rough Patch

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    "Anyone grappling with the bewilderment of midlife...will be at once provoked and comforted by this enormously wise book" (Dani Shapiro, New York Times bestselling author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage), from a psychologist who has worked for decades with people struggling to preserve and enhance their marriages and long-term relationships.

    People today are trying to make their marriages work over longer lives than ever before. But staying married isn't always easy. In the brilliant, transformative, and optimistic The Rough Patch, clinical psychologist Daphne de Marneffe explores the extraordinary pushes and pulls of midlife marriage, where our need to develop as individuals can crash headlong into the demands of our relationships.

    "A book of good intentions and helpful advice and a worthy manual for spouses" (Kirkus Reviews), The Rough Patch addresses common problems: money, alcohol and drugs, the stresses of parenthood, sex, extramarital affairs, lovesickness, health, aging, children leaving home, and dealing with elderly parents. Then, de Marneffe offers seasoned wisdom on these difficulties, explaining the psychological, emotional, and relational capacities we must cultivate to overcome them as individuals and as couples. Blending research, interviews, and clinical experience, de Marneffe dives deep into the workings of love and the structures of relationships.

    Intimate and always illuminating, The Rough Patch is an essential, compassionate resource for people trying to understand "where they are" on the continuum of marriage, giving them a chance to share in other people's stories and struggles. "De Marneffe writes with poetry, wit, and compassion about the necessity of struggle in the quest for true love. Anyone in any relationship at any stage of life could stand to learn from the wisdom in these pages" (Andrew Solomon, National Book Award-winning author of Far from the Tree).