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Buddhism for Couples: A Calm Approach to Relationships

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Learn Buddhist principles that can help enrich your romantic life, your life in general, and the lives of those around you.

Surely a happy marriage for a normally adjusted couple is a simple matter of give-and-take—some patience, tolerance, and just trying to be cheerful as often as possible. There is no shortage of books providing relationship advice that can help us with
Paperback, 272 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by TarcherPerigee
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Aug 20, 2015 Ashley rated it really liked it
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If you are interested in buddhism, improving your relationship with a romantic partner, or just a look into the head of a western Buddhist wife/mother's approach to obstacles this book is interesting. I snagged it from my libraries 'new release' section just because it seemed like a fun read. The author explores different ways mindfulness and meditation can enrich our experiences with a life partner while sharing amusing anecdotes of her own marriage to demonstrate certain principals. It's ...more
Nov 09, 2015 Jenneffer rated it really liked it
What I enjoyed most about this book is the author's ability to share her personal story, and that story is not perfect or romanticized. The big takeaway is that, nobody has a perfect happy-always relationship, but there are ways you can be more mindful in all areas of your life. Communicating is important, but a lot of it is letting go of your own attachments to a particular ideal or goal. Good read
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Sep 23, 2016 Tom Gaetjens rated it it was ok
Practical advice, but I might more readily categorize this as a self-help book than as a book of religious application. Maybe that's more my fault for misunderstanding the intent and reading with incorrect expectations. What's here isn't bad, but none of it is unexpected.
Shannon Cox
Jan 08, 2016 Shannon Cox rated it it was amazing
This was an excellent book. If you are not a Buddhist or are unfamiliar with the concepts and terms, do not let the title dissuade you. This book provides an excellent overview of so many aspects of a long-term romantic relationship that could be improved upon, inspired by Buddhist teachings. It gave me so many important points to consider and practical strategies to begin to work through them. It also includes a lot of tips for general self-awareness and interaction with others. Very ...more
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Jul 04, 2016 Christian Thompson rated it really liked it
The 'emm' word where it's most valuable, in love. Seemed like reading time pretty well-invested, and it was.
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Highly recommended this to all my friends, single and coupled, because it imparts wisdom that we can all use in our relationships and friendships. A great read.
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Practical, no-nonsense and sensible. Some important reminders about what matters in life.
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Sarah Napthali is a mother of two young boys who tries to apply Buddhist teachings in her daily life. Her working life has ranged from teaching English as a Second Language and corporate training, to human rights activism and interpreting. Since becoming a mother she has focussed on writing, initially for companies and later for individuals wanting to record their memoirs. With seven memoirs ...more
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