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Make Love Last [Kindle Edition]

Blanshard Blanshard
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Book Description

International #1 Bestseller
Make love last forever and a day. It's the sexiest, savviest relationship book ever to squeeze between the covers of thousands of other relationship books. Even if you read a hundred books on couples, love, relationships, sex and marriage- this magazine style book is a refreshing new way to look at relationships. Make Love Last Forever and a day makes you go; Yeah that's so right, I get it.

Staying together forever is not a dream or a wishful thought. It’s not difficult or mysterious. As a couple, you invest emotional time and energy sharing your life with your partner. You expect to share your love and life forever. And you can.

There’s no secret to staying together, it’s not hard to do…once you both know how. You can keep the passion alive, understand each other better, get what you want and need out of your relationship. Make Love Last Forever and a day. shows couples how to fight less and love more, renew intimacy, revive love and create the long term relationship most couples dream about.

To make a real love-changing relationship book, it takes a real couple in a successful long term relationship to know how to make a relationship work. It’s not about questionnaires and other couples relationships. It’s about your relationship.

This book is written from the combined experience and know-how of a successful creative married couple. They’ve been living, loving and working together for 39 years and that’s where real experience helps. It’s been fought over and dragged out and sorted out. They understand how to take difficult relationship issues and make them easier to talk about. They worked out a simple system that works for even the most longstanding arguments. Each chapter is entertaining and real. It's Couple Reflective: you both get the picture right away. All the chapters add up to making love last forever.

The authors', Blanshard & Blanshard know what makes a successful relationship. And say that if you spend time with ‘Make Love Last Forever and a day’ doing some R&R (reading and repairing) you will be on your way to becoming lovers and soul-mates forever!

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About the Author

They are not the ordinary couple living next door. Their joint creative back grounds makes their books creative, insightful and full of emotional intelligence. They are a husband and wife team who share the same name and belief that a love can last a lifetime and it’s worth everything to make it happen. Blanshard & Blanshard bring nearly 40 years of living and loving to their books. Blanshard & Blanshard’s deepest wish is that you find love as new as the day you first kissed. Susan Blanshard was born in Hampshire, England. An internationally acclaimed Poet and Essayist. Susan is a Committee Member of International PEN Women Writers’. She is an award winning writer. She is a bestselling author who has written 20 books including number one bestsellers. Bruce Blanshard is of French descent. A Writer, Painter and an exhibiting Artist. He has a background as an award winning Advertising Executive Creative Director. He is bestselling author of Blanshard & Blanshard live in the French Quarter of Hanoi with their native dog from Phu Quoc Island. They have been together for 40 years and have two children.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1376 KB
  • Print Length: 136 pages
  • Publisher: Page Addie Press (December 7, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0094FZZNY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #911,857 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Clever and clear headed September 6, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this very positive take on making relationships work. With fresh and direct language, I felt like I was getting advice from a wise big sister who's "been there, done that."

The author has keen insight into the kinds of things a person thinks and says as they navigate the wild waters of a relationship. But she doesn't bore us with pedantic analysis or soup metaphors. Instead she tells it like it is...with a twist of "get on with it" encouragement.

Other things I like about this book:

The author occasionally uses words as pictures to emphasize key phrases and thoughts.

Chapter headings are fun and mysterious, like Monkey Monkey, Amnesia, See Red, The Cereal Talker, and Emotional Library, which make perfect sense when you read the chapter.

Each chapter ends with three or four short "takeaway" sentences that summarize the key sentiments expressed in the chapter.

I think what I liked most about this book was that it focused a lot on rebuilding long-term relationships...those you thought might be dead or dying. It gives readers real tools to revive those relationships, going well beyond platitudes and philosophical ideas.

Well written, cohesive and above all, useful.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Book that Looks at Lasting Love September 13, 2012
Having been married to the same man for over 35 years, I can relate to the stories in this book. Indeed it takes work to make a relationship last. In the early days, it's easy to see stars when you gaze on your loved one. Blanshard and Blanshard talk about these challenges and give good advice for how to keep your relationships strong. They say love is a renewable resource. Each chapter is full of easy to understand tools so you can continue to renew and refresh your relationship.

One of the best parts of the book are the 69 ways to make your love last. I could relate to: "Take time to be a good friend," "Greater communication creates greater intimacy," and "When your partner is doing it their way, let them."

With divorce statistics going through the roof in this country, this book couldn't come at a better time. Indeed, if you really want to embark on a relationship workout, this book is for you. Try it! And then ask your partner to give it a try.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical Advice For Any Twosome September 13, 2012
All too often, the story ends when Cinderella and her prince walk off into the sunset, holding hands, gazing devotedly at each other. They're sure to live happily ever after, with nary a cross word. Sure they will.

We know that isn't true - but we wish it were.

On the other hand, acknowledging that we have to 'work' on a relationship makes most of us feel tired. "Gee, I have so much to do in my life. Has my love relationship become just another damn chore?"

Fortunately, "Make Love Last (forever and a day)", walks that delicate line between acknowledging problems and effectively dealing with them while challenging us and offering hope.

How is this miracle achieved? First of all, the authors are unrelenting in their truth-telling. We can't just blame our Significant Other because it's very possible that we are equally at fault. That doesn't make anyone the 'bad guy'. It just means we have to be totally dedicated to telling the truth of what's happening while accepting responsibility for our own actions. For instance, words DO kill relationships and firing off thoughtless comments whenever we feel like it can result in a very empty house.

Secondly, there are some rather startling statements in "Make Love Last". For instance, the authors insist that without problems there can't be any growth in our relationship. What? You mean a problem can be a good thing? No wonder Cindy and her prince are only cartoon characters.

Third, their humor is great and their language descriptive. Here are a few of my favorite examples: "stalks your relationship from the shadows", "How can you expect anyone to love you when you're being a right P.I.T.A (pain in the arse)" and "Weak as weasel pee".
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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This book is full of good advice for couples that want to stay together for a lifetime. This is not easy to do, as most married couples know. This book is filled with concrete actions that anyone can take to strengthen their marriage and ensure that they stay with their soul mate all the way.

Great relationships don't just happen because two people are in love. The two partners have to make the great relationship happen. Blanshard & Blanshard provide details of how a couple can build a lifetime partnership that works for both.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book! September 10, 2012
Making Love Last is a great book. If my husband and I had read it and followed the suggestions, there is a good chance we would still be together. For all of you out there who are struggling with the challenges of a long-term commitment - read this book today!

In the beginning the author states, "Love is a re¬newable resource. Whatever issues you have can be solved with a little effort and change, by identifying the issue, understanding the issue and talking two-gether honestly and openly.........But be clear, the task is not to fix each other, not to change what your partner thinks or believes, but to gain understanding and greater respect for each other."

Those words are a great summary of what this book is about: how to communicate effectively to gain understanding and respect for one another and build an intimate connection that will last a lifetime.

The author provides a boatload of information and great suggestions - to do's - that will help you accomplish all of the above.

Some of the highlights:
* How to get past the bad patches.
* The danger of arguments and the power of words to kill relationships.
* Give each other space and talk about what is bothering you.
* Don't build a damaging wall of silence - the importance of talking and really listening.
* Why you must not flirt - flirting is hurting and blurs the edges of a relationship.
* Equality strengthens - not weakens a relationship.
* Don't lose yourself - A relationship is two individuals, living in relation to each other.
* There are always two ways to do things - your way and your partners' way.

Near the end, the author emphasizes some words to live by:
"Great communication creates great intimacy.
Great intimacy creates great passion."
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
I look forward to incorporating these tips in my marriage. Sometimes we already know for to make our marriage work, but just need a little reminder.
Published 4 months ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars A book full of useful tips
This book is about truth in love.
It teach you to be clear with your partner, to listen to her/him with open heart and mind. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Alessandra Cabrini
5.0 out of 5 stars If Your Relationship Is Important
"Fly Me to the Moon and Back" is a relationship advice and self-help book for individuals and couples. Any relationship, no matter how experienced, goes through ups and downs. Read more
Published on February 26, 2013 by Solo
4.0 out of 5 stars t
This is a generic book review that is being written to get this book off the “to be reviewed” list. I am a reader and I don’t necessarily read all of the books I put on my Kindle.
Published on February 6, 2013 by J
5.0 out of 5 stars Couples need this book
A must-have for all couples experiencing relationship problems and for those who want to know the secrets of a long successful relationship. Read more
Published on February 1, 2013 by Elaine Shuel
1.0 out of 5 stars Haven't been able to get past third page.
Have not found this interesting enough to finish. Rading this book is like hearing a couples everday conversation. May try to read again later.
Published on January 26, 2013 by Starlet
1.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Darn Basic
Unless you know absolutely nothing about relationships, go ahead and skip this one. Most of the pieces of advice in this book are very basic and others I would completely disagree... Read more
Published on November 22, 2012 by servingwench
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book full of advice
Superb book full of advice everyone thinks they know. Often when faced with difficult situations we act with a knee-jerk reaction and not in the way we should. Read more
Published on November 4, 2012 by Emily D'Eath
2.0 out of 5 stars Advice wasn't bad, but....
This book was written by a successful couple, not psychologists, so there are no case studies or real-life examples... Read more
Published on October 23, 2012 by Basil tree 45
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for everyone in a relationship
An easy read giving solid, good quality advice and techniques that everyone can benefit from.

Not only are the theories and concepts in the content clear but you become... Read more
Published on October 3, 2012 by Caledonian
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