How to Love

Author: Katie Cotugno

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062394797

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 416

View: 440

Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember—as natural as breathing, as endless as time. But he's never seemed to notice that Reena even exists . . . until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. But then Sawyer disappears from their humid Florida town without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind. After: Almost three years have passed, and there's a new love in Reena's life: her daughter, Hannah. Reena's gotten used to life without Sawyer, and she's finally getting the hang of this strange, unexpected life. But just as swiftly and suddenly as he disappeared, Sawyer turns up again. After everything that's happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again?

How to Love

Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1937006891

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 128

View: 4953

How to Love is the third title in Parallax’s Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love. He distills one of our strongest emotions down to four essentials: you can only love another when you feel true love for yourself; love is understanding; understanding brings compassion; deep listening and loving speech are key ways of showing our love. Pocket-sized, with original two color illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Love shows that when we feel closer to our loved ones, we are also more connected to the world as a whole. With sections on Love vs. Need, Being in Love, Reverence, Intimacy, Children and Family, Reconciling with Parents, and more, How to Love includes meditations you can do alone or with your partner to go deep inside and expand your own capacity to love. Scientific studies indicate that meditation contributes tremendously to well-being, general health, and longevity. How to Love is a unique gift for those who want a comprehensive yet simple guide to understanding the many different kinds of love, along with meditative practices that can expand the understanding of and capacity for love, appropriate for those practicing in any spiritual tradition, whether seasoned practitioners or new to meditation.

How to Love Me

The Lovers' Book of Questions

Author: Ali Davis

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402749186

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 93

View: 5358

Geared specifically to women and the men who care for them, How to Love Me is designed to heat up and enhance a couple’s relationship. Filled with probing, inventive questions on love and sex, it’s sure to elicit eye-opening answers and take lovers on an exciting journey of discovery. Most important of all, the guide helps women and men express their true feelings to their partners and reveal exactly how they want to be loved, emotionally and physically. The questions range from the quirky to the serious, inquiring into expectations, hopes, dreams, and desires. From your turn-ons to taboos, feelings towards your partner to thoughts about marriage, these questions allow you to articulate it all!

Being in Love

How to Love with Awareness and Relate Without Fear

Author: Osho

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307409880

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 1612

What Is Love? In this thoughtful, provocative work, Osho—one of the most revolutionary thinkers of our time—challenges us to question what we think we know about love and opens us to the possibility of a love that is natural, fulfilling, and free of possessiveness and jealousy. With his characteristic wit, humor, and understanding, Osho dares us to resist the unhealthy relationship patterns we’ve learned from those around us, and to rediscover the meaning of love for ourselves. “By the time you are ready to explore the world of love, you are filled with so much rubbish about love that there is not much hope for you to be able to find the authentic and discard the false.” By answering the questions that so many lovers face, Osho shares new ways to love that will forever change how you relate to others, including how to: • Love without clinging • Let go of expectations, rules, and demands • Free yourself from the fear of being alone • Be fully present in your relationships • Keep your love fresh and alive • Become a life partner with whom someone could continue to grow and change • Surrender your ego so you can surrender to love Being in Love will inspire you to welcome love into your life anew and experience the joy of being truly alive by sharing it. From the Hardcover edition.

How to Love

Choosing Well at Every Stage of Life

Author: Gordon Livingston


ISBN: 1459617290

Category: Compassion

Page: 228

View: 5537

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Loving People

How to Love and Be Loved

Author: John Townsend

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418537608

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 3141

Your personal guide to learning how to love. When you say or hear the words "I love you" it can change your life forever. Love is one of God's most important gifts to anyone, yet there are many misunderstandings about how to make love work in our families, friendships, marriages and dating relationships. In Loving People, best-selling author Dr. John Townsend shows you that love can actually be learned, and gives you the steps and tools to become skilled in love. Using his trademark stories and illustrations to flesh out the important principles, Dr. Townsend covers: receiving love connecting love healing love confronting love romantic love surrendering love Through his teaching, readers will discover - and start enjoying - the words, actions, and experiences of authentic love.

Addiction to Love

Overcoming Obsession and Dependency in Relationships

Author: Susan Peabody

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 0307781305

Category: Psychology

Page: 216

View: 565

Love addiction manifests in many forms, from Fatal Attraction-type obsessive lust to less extreme but nonetheless psychologically and emotionally harmful forms. The most common of these is staying in a bad relationship because of a fear of being alone-the "I hate you but don'¬?t leave me" relationship. In ADDICTION TO LOVE, recovering love addict Susan Peabody explains the variety of ways this disorder plays out, from the obsessively doting love addict to the addict who can'¬?t disentangle from an unfulfilling, dead-end relationship. Peabody provides an in-depth and easy-to-follow recovery program for those suffering from this unhealthy and often dangerous addiction and explains how to create a loving, safe, and fulfilling relationship. A seminal work on unhealthy and obsessive behaviors in love, and how to change behavior to have a positive relationship. This third edition includes a new introduction and revisions to the text throughout. Some symptoms of love addiction include love at first sight, excessive fantasizing, abnormal jealousy, nagging, and accepting dishonesty. Even relationships with parents, children, siblings, or friends may be addictive-dependency is not always related to romantic love. Previous editions have sold more than 40,000 copies."Love addiction is a three-headed serpent that Susan Peabody adeptly slays. This is the quintessential book for any love addict or counselor needing to fully understand this highly prevalent and complex disorder. Susan detects and dissects aspects of this condition not comprehended in other books of its kind. Recovery is possible. This book makes it possible to take the succinct steps necessary toward a loving and reciprocal long-term intimate relationship."-Sudi Scull, M.F.T., C.N., psychotherapist and nutritionist From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Return to Love

Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061839931

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 5214

Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace. Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. Whether psychic pain is in the area of relationships, career, or health, she shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.

The Way to Love

Meditations for Life

Author: Anthony De Mello

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 0307951901

Category: Religion

Page: 145

View: 700

Offers thirty-one meditations, each preceded by a Gospel quotation, providing insight on the ultimate question of love.

How to Love a Jamaican


Author: Alexia Arthurs

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 1524799211

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 3998

“In these kaleidoscopic stories of Jamaica and its diaspora we hear many voices at once: some cultivated, some simple, some wickedly funny, some deeply melancholic. All of them shine.”—Zadie Smith Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “Hot Summer Reads of 2018” and BuzzFeed’s “Summer Books to Get Excited About” Tenderness and cruelty, loyalty and betrayal, ambition and regret—Alexia Arthurs navigates these tensions to extraordinary effect in her debut collection about Jamaican immigrants and their families back home. Sweeping from close-knit island communities to the streets of New York City and midwestern university towns, these eleven stories form a portrait of a nation, a people, and a way of life. In “Light-Skinned Girls and Kelly Rowlands,” an NYU student befriends a fellow Jamaican whose privileged West Coast upbringing has blinded her to the hard realities of race. In “Mash Up Love,” a twin’s chance sighting of his estranged brother—the prodigal son of the family—stirs up unresolved feelings of resentment. In “Bad Behavior,” a couple leave their wild teenage daughter with her grandmother in Jamaica, hoping the old ways will straighten her out. In “Mermaid River,” a Jamaican teenage boy is reunited with his mother in New York after eight years apart. In “The Ghost of Jia Yi,” a recently murdered student haunts a despairing Jamaican athlete recruited to an Iowa college. And in “Shirley from a Small Place,” a world-famous pop star retreats to her mother’s big new house in Jamaica, which still holds the power to restore something vital. Alexia Arthurs emerges in this vibrant, lyrical, intimate collection as one of fiction’s most dynamic and essential authors. Advance praise for How to Love a Jamaican “Arthurs’s debut collection of short stories is an impressive, fully realized work that grapples with Jamaican womanhood. . . . Arthurs offers a compassionate response with these tender portraits of hard women, lost girls, and the people who love them.”—The Village Voice “In vibrant, evocative prose, Arthurs brings these characters, and their varied experiences of a shared home, to life.”—BuzzFeed “Alexia Arthurs is a writer of beauty, wit, and precision; these stories will grab you by the heart. This is a boss collection.”—NoViolet Bulawayo, author of We Need New Names

Toughest People to Love

How to Understand, Lead, and Love the Difficult People in Your Life -- Including Yourself

Author: Chuck DeGroat

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 146744040X

Category: Religion

Page: 183

View: 1742

People -- frustrating, confusing, disappointing, complicated -- are the most difficult part of leadership, and they challenge leaders everywhere, from leaders of many to managers of a few. In this book Chuck DeGroat addresses the flawed nature of people and offers wisdom for leaders of all types in dealing with just about anyone who is difficult to lead and to love. Toughest People to Love explores the basics of how people "tick," encouraging leaders to examine and take care of themselves so that they can better understand and care for others. Based on DeGroat's wealth of experience as a pastor, professor, and therapist, this book -- both wise and practical -- is one that countless leaders will go back to time and again for valuable insights and renewed vision.

A CHiP on My Shoulder

How to Love Your Cop with Attitude

Author: Victoria M. Newman

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1613465920

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 215

View: 535

It hasn't been easy. Marriage is hard, but marriage to a police officer is even harder. Shift work, hypervigilance, mood swings, and risk have been a big part of the life I live with my officer. But with the right mindset, it can be done, and it can be done well. A CHiP on my Shoulder: How to Love Your Cop with Attitude provides true stories from several marriages, positive thoughts and proven principles on how to make a law enforcement marriage not only survive its difficulties, but thrive in the midst of them. 'I love this book! I am passionate about good health and marriage to my highway patrolman. A CHiP on my Shoulder speaks to both, making choices for a healthy law enforcement marriage. Victoria speaks candidly of the challenges unique to cops and their relationships, and offers positive ways to handle them.' - Alison Sweeney, Actress and Host of The Biggest Loser

Witness to Love

How to Help the Next Generation Build Marriages That Survive and Thrive

Author: Mary-Rose Verret,Ryan Verret

Publisher: Saint Benedict Press

ISBN: 1618907247

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 208

View: 7446

Extraordinary marriages don't just happen. They flow from grace-filled, faithful, and fruitful covenants of love. Every marriage, and even preparation for marriage, has its ups and downs. In a world and culture that seems to isolate and criticize, authors Ryan and Mary-Rose Verret proclaim: you are not alone! In these pages the Verrets offer the married and soon-to-be married a program for profound and transformative discipleship. Witness to Love gives married couples the tools and encouragement to share the grace, struggles, joys, and blessings of their marriage with young couples in desperate need of mentors. In Witness to Love, the Verrets issue a challenge to us all. Share your lives, share your heart, share your love. Make disciples!

How to Love a Black Man

Author: Ronn Elmore

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759520879

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 6737

As he sheds light on the hidden emotional psychological recesses of the black man's inner world, Dr. Elmore provides down-to-earth advice and real-life anecdotes drawn from his seminars and radio call-in shows to show women how to create the fulfilling relationship each partner wants and deserves.

Learning to Love

From Conflict to Lasting Harmony

Author: Don Rosenthal,Martha Rosenthal

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781402745270

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 254

View: 6479

The Rosenthals, directors of the Heartwork Center, a retreat dedicated to helping build intimate, satisfying partnerships, reveal the secrets of a successful relationship.

How to Love Someone You Can't Stand

Author: Milton Jones

Publisher: College Press

ISBN: 9780899007137

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 81

View: 8657

Relationships are vital to successful Christian living. Jesus commanded us to love our neighbors. Living that teaching out in practical terms can be a challenge, especially when different personalities come into play. This wonderful study will help your group members to maintain their relationships, even challenging relationships, in such a way to reflect the love Christ. Your group members will thank you for leading them through this relevant, practical study.

How To Make Your Relationship Work

Learn how to love and be loved

Author: Anne Geraghty

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910231932

Category: Self-Help

Page: 186

View: 9764

Falling in love is not something we actively do; it happens. Once in love, however, there's a lot we can do to keep that love healthy, fulfilling and very much alive. In fact one of the most powerful ways to improve the quality of our love lives and relationships is to take care of the love itself. This book describes how to find out what your relationship needs and how to provide for those needs in a series of practical exercises. It also explains why there are fights and difficulties in every relationship, and why frequently, the more deeply we have fallen in love, the more intense the conflict. This book also tells you how you can use the struggles of a relationship to discover more about your own love and what it needs. Learning how to love and be loved is one of the greatest adventures we humans can undertake. How to Make Your Relationship Work is an original and valuable guide on this journey.

Power Path to Love

Author: Jane Branam

Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.

ISBN: 1604941987

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 216

View: 1607

Find a Soul Mate and Get in a Committed Relationship! In Power Path to Love you will find: Power Principles that help you attract and bond with a mate How to overcome negative self talk and body image Easy and fun methods to connect to your Inner Power and self-worth Real life stories of people who have found long-term relationships What bonds two people together Concrete examples of common dating and relationship mistakes How to love yourself and attract love from others Ways to get on thePower Path to Love

How to Love Your Marriage

Making Your Closest Relationship Work

Author: Eve Eschner Hogan,Jack Canfield

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 9780897934572

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 340

View: 7307

Keeping the love in your marriage requires skills that most of us have not been taught in school or at home. Many people think that the secret to marriage is FINDING the love of your life. Of greater importance is KEEPING the love in your life from that moment on. This book's premise is that love, like self-esteem, doesn't go away; it just gets blocked by negative experiences, comments and beliefs that make the love difficult to feel. When we learn how to remove those obstacles, to let go of the past, to move beyond our egos to the heart of the matter and align our actions with our goals, we can reawaken the love and keep our marriage growing. HOW TO LOVE YOUR MARRIAGE provides: ** Methods for solving problems and being your own best relationship advisor ** Empowering "How to" steps to take even if your partner is not willing to take them with you ** Simple "Love Tips" that you can use immediately ** The EROS formula for creating powerful, loving relationships ** Tools for managing your emotions -- and those of your spouse ** An understanding of self-esteem's impact on a relationship and a relationship's impact on self-esteem ** Self-directed exercises and questions

How to Love

Author: M. Usman,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1310664285

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 52

View: 8957

Table of Contents Preface All About Love, Loving, & Living in Love Chapter # 1: Love Styles Eros: Ludus: Storge: Pragma: Mania: Agape: Chapter # 2: Nature of Love Chapter # 4: Recognizing True Love Chapter # 5: Saying “I Love You” Chapter # 6: What Everlasting Love Means Chapter # 7: Dealing with Common Love Struggles & Experiences Misconceptions about Love Chapter # 8: Being a Prisoner of Love Chapter # 9: Falling in Love Chapter # 10: Love as a Drug Common Associations of Love Chapter # 11: Love and Poetry Chapter # 12: The Search for Love Chapter # 13: Love and Instinct Chapter # 14: Love and Pain Chapter # 15: Love and Hate Conclusion About the Author Publisher Preface I want to thank you for your interest in this particular book titled, How to love. This book will act as your best guide into attaining true love in your life, as it contains, in detail, the relevant points that will assist you to obtain your objectives. When you mindfully focus to love someone, this focus becomes an integral part of you. This feeling will never leave your thought until you are able to achieve your goal. Normally, love is a tough concept to understand, to find, and to incorporate into your life, but do not be fooled into believing that it is unattainable. The differences that separate those who actually love and individuals who don’t are really quite few. The major difference is just how they go about their life. This book will offer a broad spectacle about love and affection, and how any individual can find love in life. Its scope is diverse, as it relates to individuals seeking spouses, youth, and even married couples. With this book your possibilities of finding love will become infinite.