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.

URL: http://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1109805/the-secrets...

Abstract

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.

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