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Practical Ways to Live Together in Harmony
on April 18, 2010
"Happiness for two should be a daring adventure." ~ pg. 81
If you have been in a relationship for over ten years and are fairly happy then this book may serve as a reminder of all the things you are doing correctly. If on the other hand you find yourself in constant conflict with your lover than this book may have lots to offer.
The ideas in this book are very practical. Things like giving each other enough space and learning to cook together are easy to accomplish.
Within this book are 75 short essays dealing with each topic presented. Some of the topics include:
Assuming More Responsibility at Home
Criticize with Kindness
How to avoid Awkward Surprises
Explore Your Spirituality
Work Daily on Your Character (a list of 119 ideas is included)
It's Okay to Agree to Disagree
Write Love Notes
Establish Your Own Rituals and Traditions
Alexander Stoddard is totally in love with her husband Peter so expect her to talk a lot about him. If you are in relationship that isn't as "perfect" as theirs then it might make you cringe or feel jealous each time you read about it. On the other hand if you can be a little more open minded about the subject then you may find the book to be rather cozy.
In the end I think this book is mainly about being kind to your partner. Also, if you love collecting quotes this book is filled with many original ideas. You may also find Alexander's book recommendations to be of interest.
~The Rebecca Review