Moving On: Dump Your Relationship Baggage and Make Room for the Love of Your Life Paperback – Aug 25 2006
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Everyone says, 'You have to let go and move on.' This book actually shows you how to do it. (Jane Seymour, Star of Wedding Crashers and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and James Keach, Producer of Walk The Line)
Moving On is required reading for my class, Getting Love Right: Romantic Relationships in Contemporary Society. It helps my students understand how nonaddressed and incomplete relationship problems always repeat, and how to avoid the pitfalls of carrying their incomplete pasts into their romantic future. (Bernard McGrane, Ph.D., professor of sociology, Chapman University)
The relationship tools we have learned from Russell and John have deepened our love for one another as well as having profoundly enriched our marriage. All we can say is a very heartfelt “thank you” to them and a strong recommendation to anyone interested in having love in their lives to read this book. (Kathleen Silver, senior VP, real estate, and Geoffrey Silver, Ph.D., economist, Beverly Hills, CA)
Friedman and James are in the life-changing business. Are you ready for your life to be changed? Take this book home and read it. (Roy H. Williams, author of People Stories; Inside the Outside and The Wizard of Ads trilogy)
Some people think about changing, some people talk about changing, and there are those who actually take actions that lead to better results. If you’re in that last category, Moving On spells out the actions that will help you change. (Dave Lakhani, author of Persuasion: The Art of Getting What You Want and The Power of an Hour)
By adulthood, most people are experts at hiding their pain, even from themselves. Instead of dealing with it properly, they drag it from one relationship to the next. Friedman and James dispel those misguided notions, and give compassionate but firm instructions for uncovering and "completing" what they call "unfinished emotional business. (Kristin Taveira Newsday)
About the Author
Russell Friedman and John W. James are the authors of the bestselling Grief Recovery Handbook and When Children Grieve. Together, they run the Grief Recovery Institute. Both authors live in Los Angeles.
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I learned so much by reading and doing the exercises of this book. You'll look back and reflect not only on the relationship that hurt you the most, but ALL of your significant relationships, and you will see a pattern unfold before you.
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Seriously. Do you want to stumble through life with that unhealed hole in your chest?
If the smile and the spring sound good, let Friedman and James teach you how to once and for all put that old relationship behind you. It's a process. They'll walk you through it.
No meetings to attend.
No awkward moments.
No one will ever know.
As a pastor, I believe this book should be a required text/process for ALL pre-marriage counseling.
This clear and complete approach offers real hope to all who have been longing and searching for a life-long romantic relationship, but have missed the mark. The action steps in this book WILL help participants identify and unpack the emotional baggage that sabotages relationships, but more importantly, it gives clear and simple (not necessarily easy) steps to change the habits that poison future relationships. Healing your broken heart is a nice little 'ADDED BONUS' of this process.
In this GROUND BREAKING book, Friedman and James show you how to quit doing what you've always done so you can quit getting what you've always got!
Five Stars aren't nearly enough to convey the value of this MASTERPIECE!!!!
In "Moving On", I learned how to look at both their part and MY part. (we are not all as perfect as we may think :) I now see there has been a pattern, and more importantly, my part in it. I can't change their behavior, but I can certainly change mine.
Closure is something I thought I'd never have, especially with relationships more than 20 years old, but thanks to this book - I'm discovering a way to let go and say "goodbye". It feels better than almost anything I've ever done.
Thanks to Russell and John for having the guts to share your own stories and to helping me with mine.
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