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The first letters of each of the six secrets make the acronym CREATE: chemistry, respect, enjoyment, acceptance, trust, and empathy. Goulston maintains that relationship problems are caused by a breakdown in one or more of these elements, but if you strengthen the supporting structure in these overlapping areas, you can restore your passion and romance and discover "a new, mature love that surpasses in depth and intimacy all your romantic memories." Whatever the specific problems in your relationship, he says, improving these six areas will help restore your bond.
The 6 Secrets of a Lasting Relationship is like couples therapy in a book. You and your partner will want to work through specific chapters together, which you'll return to often for guidance. You'll learn warning signs that your relationship is in trouble in one or more of these areas, how to communicate about it, and how to repair and renew the relationship. Goulston includes self-tests, exercises, and many anecdotes that illustrate his points. Eye-catching quotes pepper the chapters, such as, "Love is the answer, but while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions," (Woody Allen) and "Men always want to be a woman's first love--women like to be a man's last romance" (Oscar Wilde).
Goulston is a board-certified psychiatrist and a well-known relationship advisor who has conducted 10,000-plus hours of couples therapy. Goulston and coauthor Philip Goldberg also wrote Get out of Your Own Way. --Joan Price
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Perfect advice for anyone looking to mend a strained marriage as well as anyone wanting to strengthen and protect an already good one.Published 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
I am enjoying reading this book. He has some very important technique in the book that will help to have a lasting relationship.Published 7 months ago by Pamela C. Fisher
I bought it for a friend who enjoys reading about these things. It is a good book because she likes it so far.Published 7 months ago by GNick
Haven't finished it yet. Good so far as I have perused it. Seems like common sense information directed at committed couples.Published 9 months ago by Nancy
By friends ,family or just those who believe that every relationship takes work to make it work. Good luck in your quest.Published 14 months ago by Steve Binks
It's just one of those pretty boring books, maybe it's just me, I like novels much better, and it's hard for me to find any real useful parts, I'm Chinese, by the way, so that will... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Willa
I am divorced but one of my married friends gave me this book and said, before you remarry, you should read this book. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Single and searching
The 6 Secrets of a Lasting Relationship by Mark Goulston, M.D.
The intimate relationship rests on six pillars:
CREATE = Chemistry, Respect, Enjoyment, Acceptance,... Read more
I have been loooking for a book that I couple use for an enlighted couples class at my church. I read a skim read over 20 books over the last few months without finding a very... Read morePublished on April 10, 2010 by Sharon Koleski