From Publishers Weekly
Luskin (Forgive for Good
) approaches the matter of couples' harmony by pinpointing forgiveness as the secret to a relationship's longevity. He defines forgiveness as letting go of anger and despair when your partner doesn't do what you want, yet in one example he does suggest ending a totally unsatisfactory relationship. Still, Luskin's steps toward full forgiveness eventually begin to make a lot of sense once the author reminds readers that they made the choice to be with the person they're with, and that their partner is flawed and so are they. Luskin's advice and case histories draw heavily on his own studies at the Stanford Forgiveness Project, which he directs. But since his notion of forgiveness includes such steps as acceptance of a partner's imperfections, recognizing the love he or she gives and committing to the relationship, forgiveness seems like a catch-all term for the same advice many other relationship experts offer. (Jan.)
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“Dr. Luskin provides the necessary insight to not only forgive your partner but motivate you as well.” (John Gray, author of Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus)
“Luskin has brilliantly combined science, psychology and plain ol’ common sense to show us how to...love again.” (Rhonda Britten, bestselling author of Fearless Living and Founder of the Fearless Living Institute)
“No-nonsense writing and numerous lists provide accessibility and achievability.” (Library Journal)
“…The secret to lifelong love. Learning how to forgive may be the most important skill for a loving and lasting relationship.” (Redbook)