In Love Me True, Jason Whiting boldly tackles the most important component of successful romantic relationships: truth. The book is clear, well-organized and full of stories which bring academic concepts to life for everyone. It is full of suggestions how to think differently about tough relationship issues and provides helpful tools to have difficult but kind conversations. ----Ty Tashiro, PhD, author of The Science of Happily Ever After, and Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially Awkward and Why That's Awesome
Love Me True will transform couples' negativity into a sweet and secure connection. It will help partners stop spirals of anger, blame, and defensiveness and instead embrace intimate connection and become each other's tonic for the toxicities of life. ---- Laura M. Brotherson, LMFT, CST, CFLE, author of Knowing HER Intimately: 12 Keys for Creating a Sextraordinary Marriage
Love Me True was a joy to read. It offers a window into the shadowy side of our intimate relationships and tells us how to move away from deceptions and find intimacy. Be warned, you'll not only see your partner in these pages, you'll see yourself. One of the problems with reading Love Me True is that I had to confront and address the many subtle (and even blatant) ways I lie. Curse you Jason Whiting! ----Steven M. Harris, PhD, author of Should I Try to Work it Out? and Seven Letters That Will Bring You Closer to Your College Student
About the Author
Dr. Jason B. Whiting is a professor of family therapy and licensed marriage and family therapist. He studies deception and rationalization in intimate relationships, especially as it contributes to violence and conflict. He has dedicated hundreds of hours to studying and working with couples, and has presented his scholarship nationally, including at the National Council on Family Relations, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and Smart Marriages. Dr. Whiting has won awards for his writing and research.