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Discover the secrets to successful open relationships. A Happy Life in an Open Relationship is a handbook to healthy nonmonogamous relationships.

For anyone curious about open relationships, here is a valuable handbook from an expert in love, sex, and communication. Relationship therapist Susan Wenzelwho is in an open marriage herselfdelivers skillful advice on how to
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Paperback, 186 pages
Published March 10th 2020 by Chronicle Books
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Kelly Long
Feb 29, 2020 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.
I'm often interested to read books written by sex and relationship therapists. I liked the anecdotal aspect to this book rather than just a checklist of how to have a happy nonmonogamous relationship. The author describes the various types of relationships and gives tips on how to overcome jealousy or other potential problems. As in any relationship, good communication is always key.
Allyce
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Happy Life in an Open Relationship steps away from other books about open relationships and non-monogamy as it is a very personal book. I say personal not just because of the subject matter but because the author herself, Susan Wenzel, offers a lot of anecdotal examples taken from her own life and those from her professional life as a relationship therapist.

The book itself provides a range of information not only on open relationships but other non-monogamous relationships types. Most sections
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John Harper
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An easy read and well written and laid out. The book could be useful for couples considering opening their relationship, but it also helps demystify the world of polyamory for those that may have friends or family who are doing so.

Susan answers the questions that you may have but are too shy to ask.

Well done!
Jane Kamabu
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Despite my conservative up-bringing, l have read this book from cover to cover and Loved its revolutionary ideas. Susan writes with professionalism but offers deeply touching vulnerability. Theres is no shame or coercion! Only an open invitation to re-examine monogamy and perhaps consider normalizing non monogamous relationships. A great read during this global lockdown! ...more
Wairimu Gitau
Apr 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Susan has opened up a conversation many would prefer to stay away from and she has done it in a remarkable way. She has written the book based on her professional experience as well her personal experience and articulated that quite well. In the current day and age, we are required to be open minded, embrace diversity among us and live authentic lives.
Alex Robinsov
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Honest, non-judgmental and level-headed discussion about open relationships and polyamory. Personal story combined with professional advice and self-help materials make the book different and engaging
Daniel Gautron
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This is a wonderfully easy book to read that really keeps the reader engaged.
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Susan Wenzel is a certified sex and relationship therapist. She counsels patients on issues related to love and sex and leads therapeutic workshops throughout the United States and Canada. She is based in Winnipeg, Canada.
"Susan and her husband were featured in the second-most read article of 2017 in the New York Times Sunday Magazine: "Is an Open Marriage a Happier Marriage?" Susan is a sex
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