According to bestselling authors and relationship counselors Linda and Charlie Bloom, accepting common myths such as “couples with great relationships don’t fight” or “little things aren’t worth getting upset over” can prevent you from building the strong relationship you hope for. This book offers compelling stories and valuable suggestions for replacing myths with realistic expectations, equipping you with behavior and communication guidelines that will enhance and strengthen your intimate relationship. With the Blooms’ strong yet flexible approach to love, you’ll discover a new openness in which mutual understanding can thrive.
“Every couple will become wiser by reading this book.” — Harville Hendrix, PhD, coauthor of Making Marriage Simple
“Love experts Linda and Charlie Bloom shine a bright light, busting the most common myths about relationships. Using real-life examples, they skillfully provide effective strategies and tools to create and grow a deeply loving and fulfilling long-term connection.” — Arielle Ford, author of Turn Your Mate into Your Soulmate
“A rubber-meets-the-road guide to preparing for the rigors (and rewards) of love. High five to the Blooms for telling it like it is.” — Gregg Levoy, author of Vital Signs and Callings
“Wise, honest, personal, and deeply engaging…this much-needed book is recommended for singles and couples alike.” — Linda Carroll, author of Love Cycles
“I’ve been helping many people who think differently relate to each other for four decades. Oh, how I wish I could have slipped this book under each one’s pillow! This is a brilliant, rational guide to sorting through relational confusion.” — Dawna Markova, coauthor of Collaborative Intelligence and author of Spot of Grace
“Another brilliant contribution by this remarkable couple to everyone struggling to create a relationship that works…This is a book about freedom — about transformation — and it’s a must-read for anyone seeking to create a truly fulfilling partnership!” — Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money
Praise for the Blooms’ Secrets of Great Marriages: “The Blooms have captured the essence of true partnership and what it involves…. This book provides compelling evidence that no matter who we are, we can develop the skills to create truly extraordinary relationships.” — Marianne Williamson, author of A Return to Love