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The Passion Paradox: Patterns of Love and Power in Intimate Relationships

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Dealing with the problems which arise in a relationship when one partner falls more deeply in love than the other, this book is based on the view that such situations are both common and curable. The difficulties take the form of increasing desire and desperation in the "one-down" lover and dissatisfaction, often mingled with guilt and withdrawal, in the "one-up". The auth ...more
Hardcover, 310 pages
Published July 1st 1990 by Bantam Books (first published 1990)
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Tatyana Naumova
Прямо отлично и без розовых соплей, а также с тезисами про то, что если в ваших отношениях кого-то бьют, то над ними не нужно работать, а также с реалистичным "иногда он просто не для тебя".
Chiwell
Jul 27, 2012 Chiwell rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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В своё время, когда посоветовали, отнёсся скептически, мол, «ещё одна популярная женская книжка, дающая советы как жить, кого и как любить». Но всё это в корне не так, так что, Жень, спасибо тебе, хотя ты этого здесь и не прочтёшь.
Vihan Aw
Jun 14, 2016 Vihan Aw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the book that I would require all high school students/pretty much any Human to read before graduation/adulting. Seriously. This makes the esoteric and chaotic chasm of adulting a little more easier, perhaps leading to "sans soul-crushing heartache" every 5 steps.

Dean C. Delis delves into the most puzzling and intuitive, yet brilliantly invisible and paradoxical dilemma of every relationship: the aptly named Passion Trap.

The book simply states that in every relationship, over time, som
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Alina Seniuta
May 07, 2016 Alina Seniuta rated it really liked it
Помимо достойного раскрытия самой темы и ощущения, что прямо то, что нужно:
1. Не паталогизируются — и тем самым не драматизируются — неверные модели поведения в отношениях а-ля «ты всегда будешь попадать в такие ситуации».
2. Близость и открытость естественно вписываются в процесс изменения моделей поведения как «слабого», так и «сильного» в отношениях. Они не подменяется играми и манипулированием, но, одновременно, и не становятся сакрально-недостижимым "embrace vulnerability".
3. Адекватное виде
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Mangiafuoco
Mar 03, 2015 Mangiafuoco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great book on relationships
bee are eye eh n
May 15, 2015 bee are eye eh n rated it it was amazing
Must read.
Marie-pier
Jan 27, 2014 Marie-pier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ce livre nous en apprend beaucoup sur soi et sur les dynamiques d'un couple. L'approche de l'auteur est différente, légère, positive et intemporelle. Chacun peut en retirer quelque chose, peut importe qu'il éprouve ou non des difficultés dans sa relation. Il s'agit d'un bon outil.
Laura Johnson
Jun 11, 2008 Laura Johnson rated it really liked it
This is a very good book that deals with the dynamics of relationships. A MUST READ for everyone!
Elise
Jul 07, 2011 Elise rated it it was amazing
Very basic knowledge to apply to almost any relationship.
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