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The Secrets of Enduring Love: How to Make Relationships Last

Barker, Meg-John and Gabb, Jacqui (2016). The Secrets of Enduring Love: How to Make Relationships Last. London: Vermilion.

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The Secrets of Enduring Love is the only relationship self-help book to be based on an extensive survey and interview study with people in long-term relationships. The book focuses on what we know about what they actually do to sustain their relationships. It’s illustrated with quotes and examples from the research throughout, as well as including activities from it to help readers to reflect on their own relationships and to try things out.

One of the key messages from the research is that different things work for different people, and at different times in the relationship. For this reason the book focuses on the diversity of practices that readers might bring into their own relationships; assisting them to recognise the small things which they may be already doing but which ordinarily go by unnoticed, and offering them a helping hand to find out what works best for them.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: 2016 Penguin RandomHouse
ISBN: 1-78504-023-5, 978-1-78504-023-8
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Enduring Love? Understanding Long-term Adult Couple Relationships in Contemporary Britain. (D-10-021-JG)ES/I021507/1ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council)
Keywords: long term relationships; enduring love; romance; couples
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 46104
Depositing User: Meg-John Barker
Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2016 13:22
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2016 16:12
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