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ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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Popular myths about love set us up for a struggle with real life. The inconvenient truth is there's no such thing as a perfect partner, all couples fight, and feelings of love come and go like the weather. But that doesn't mean you can't have a joyful and romantic relationship. Through a simple program based on the revolutionary new mindfulness-based acceptance and ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by New Harbinger Publications (first published 2009)
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Ayacalypso
Jul 29, 2014 Ayacalypso rated it it was amazing
I'm only in chapter 2 so far, but I just have a feeling this book will be amazing for me after a very good therapist friend recommended I read it and work honestly through the worksheets found on the author's website in order to reflect upon my failed marriages and other past relationships. I love the idea of doing something pro-active to learn how to improve my future relationship.

Chapter 6: everyone's a control freak! (yes, even me, although I am still considering how I am controlling, while s
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Cadmium Candy
Sep 23, 2011 Cadmium Candy rated it did not like it
I found this book quite disappointing, not nearly as well thought out as his preceding books. To me it seemed like he'd based his advice on some kind of sit com stereotype of a dysfunctional couple. It's focus is quite narrow, it's not nearly as broadly applicable as his blurbs and introduction make out, it's only really suitable for people in a committed romantic relationship (not any other type of close relationship) and it's only useful for couples who have quite typical problems.
Jasmina
Sep 14, 2012 Jasmina rated it it was amazing
OMG! After reading the first 3 chapters, I bought the ebook. It is helping me to think outside the box and to open my eyes to reality. So far, its a good book. I hope it helps.
Lisa
Oct 03, 2010 Lisa rated it it was amazing
This is the new book I'm giving to all my couples clients. A GREAT book about helping your relationship!! Read it and see!!!
Daniel G. Taylor
The irony of the two and a half years I've spent working through this book is that I started reading it while in one long-term relationship, and I've finished reading it while in another. What makes this book helpful is that it's not about the theory of what makes relationships work. 'ACT with Love' starts with the premise that the best thing in a relationship is to do what's helpful for the relationship, rather than who is right or wrong. It's filled with lots of helpful worksheets to make it ...more
Sadaf
Nov 16, 2016 Sadaf rated it really liked it
A good book for therapists as well as couples with difficulties. The central premise here is not to change your partner but get a fundamental shift at how you look at people in general and your partner in particular. Once you accept people for who they are and still make room for them, that's when relationships become enjoyable and fulfilling.
Gemille Cribb
Jan 12, 2013 Gemille Cribb rated it it was amazing
A must read for all committed couples and even singles who are wondering what it takes to make a relationship work. Acceptance in an under-utilised skill in the distressed couples I see, they put owness on their partners to 'make them happy' rather then seeing their own happiness as a choice that they make. Great practical tools to help you achieve the relationship you want.
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Dr Russ Harris is a medically-qualified doctor, stress consultant, executive coach, trainer, author, and a leading authority in the powerful new paradigm of Psychological Flexibility. (This is a revolutionary new development in human psychology that enhances performance, reduces stress, and improves health and wellbeing.) Dr Russ regularly presents workshops on Psychological Flexibility at both ...more
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“The feeling of love comes and goes on a whim; you can't control it. But the action of love is something you can do, regardless of how you are feeling.” 24 likes
“Stop trying to control how you feel, and instead take control of what you do.” 2 likes
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