Happy Together Paperback – Feb 2012
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"Happy Together explains why love, like happiness, is an inside job. Dr. Bill Cloke gives great insights into how to create a loving relationship that lasts. -Marci Shimoff, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason
"Bill Cloke is a genius at showing us how to make the relationship of our dreams more than just a dream. His step-by-step approach for dealing with the most important and sensitive of relationship issues brings us hope that we can develop the skills we need to make our relationships thrive. Especially key are his sections throughout on how to understand our personal pain and that of our partner and then use the conflicts that naturally ensue to create what we all long for-a deeply loving and intimate connection. If you are serious about wanting to create and share a truly meaningful love, this book is for you. Happy Together is a genuinely beautiful and practical work that should be every couple's companion for a lifetime. -Patricia Spadaro, author of Honor Yourself: The Inner Art of Giving and Receiving
"This book is a must read for those wishing for loving relationships that work! Bill Cloke is a master of practical methods for cultivating intimacy and love. He reveals the deeper causes of problems we face with loved ones and he offers success stories of couples he has treated and solutions we can apply in our own lives. -Dr. Joan Goldsmith, coauthor with Warren Bennis of Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Dr. Bill Cloke has been a couples' therapist for 30 years. His passion is to help both individuals and couples lead more fulfilling lives and relationships by learning essential relationship skills. He holds a PhD in psychology from California Graduate Institute. A frequent talk radio psychologist, he is also a contributor to PsychologyToday.com and other popular websites and has lectured at UCLA. Bill Cloke lives in Los Angeles, where he works with couples, families, and children from a cross-section of cultures. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Part self-discovery, part self-responsibility, Happy Together has helped me develop a very meaningful intimate relationship and to understand how to handle the struggles and difficult feelings that come up occasionally. By understanding my patterns and my partner's needs, struggles have helped us grow closer and develop a stronger bond. Using the workbook sections with my partner has been very rewarding :-)
Concise and very-well explained, Dr. Bill rocks the house!!! I bought a bunch to give away as Valentine's Day gifts for my close couple friends that struggle and seem to be going through the motions in their relationships.
Enough with the drama already!
This book has become a favorite of mine. Anything that inspires me is appreciated. I just finished it, and it has inspired me. It has allowed me to analyze how I treat a partner and what I expect from a healthy relationshp. Happiness is not a destination but a path.
One thing that I very much appreciate about it, is that it is written to-the-point. It gets the theory/concept across and moves on. It does not get lost in over explaining or flowery rhetoric. Awesome. Also, the way it conveys the information is great. It will use several methods and sometimes even take you back to the time of cavement. (seriously!)
Also, it inspires me to think. Sometimes I read chunks and put the book down. Like did you know(SPOILER ALERT) that the neural pathways in our brain are the same ones for joy AND guilt? And then it expands on that...