Some reading for 2015

The Conditions Of Love – the philosophy of intimacy – John Armstrong. Explores questions such as ‘What does it really mean to love another person?’ ‘How does infatuation differ from the real thing?’ ‘Is there such a thing as the ‘perfect’ partner?’

Out of The Shadows – understanding sexual addiction – Patrick Carnes. This book acknowledges that sex is at the core of our identities and when it becomes a compulsion, it can unravel our lives.

Eating In The Light Of The Moon – how women can transform their relationships with food – Anita Johnston. A book that inspires women to free themselves from disordered eating by discovering the metaphors that are hidden in their own life stories.

When Food Is Love – exploring the relationship between eating and intimacy – Geneen Roth. Looking at the similarities between eating and loving, and the five patterns that they have in common.

Passionate Marriage – keeping love and intimacy alive in committed relationships – David Schnarch. This book covers everything from understanding love relationships to helpful ‘tools for connection’ to keeping the sparks alive years down the road.

Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered – how couples really work – Wyn Bramley. This book, written in plain language is aimed at lay readers who wish to understand how couples consciously and unconsciously operate in successful and unsuccessful partnerships.

The New Male Sexuality – the truth about men, sex, and pleasure – Bernie Zilbergeld. This book addresses the most urgent questions of men today, deftly separating hype from the reality.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari – Robin Sharma. An inspiring tale that shows a step by step pathway for living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy.

Reviving Ophelia – saving the selves of adolescent girls – Mary Pipher. An eye opening look at the everyday dangers of being young and female, and how adults can help.

The Dance of Anger – a woman’s guide to changing the pattern of intimate relationships – Harriet Lerner. An exploration of how women get caught in the anger trap.

Broken Open – how difficult times can help us grow – Elizabeth Lesser. Showing how you can transform any difficult transition into a time of great strength and awakening.

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