Simple Ideas, Lasting Love
Between busy schedules and long days, expressing love can fall by the wayside. We forget to compliment, to give gifts "just because," to linger in our embrace. The things that say "I love you" seem to either not get said or not get through. This is a book about saying it-and hearing it-clearly. No gimmicks. No psychoanalyzing. Just learning to express love in your spouse's language.
With over 10 million copies sold, The 5 Love Languages® has transformed countless relationships. Its ideas are simple and conveyed with clarity and humor, making this book as practical as it is personable. You'll be inspired by real-life stories and Dr. Gary Chapman's commonsense yet perceptive insights on relationships. Reading this book feels like taking a walk with a wise friend. Applying it will change your relationship forever-starting today.
Jennifer Arnold and Bill Klein have inspired millions as stars of TLC’s hit show The Little Couple. Though they both have dwarfism, they have knocked down every obstacle they have encountered together with a positive, can-do attitude. The show has featured the lives of Jennifer (a respected neonatologist) and Bill (a successful entrepreneur) from their marriage in 2009, to the launch of their pet shop, to the adoption of their children, to Jen’s overcoming cancer.
Now, for the first time Jen and Bill are letting readers into their private lives with behind-the-scenes, never-before-told stories about how they fell in love, what inspires them, and the passions that drive their success.
Jen and Bill have a simple purpose in life: make the world a better place through encouragement and education. A must-have for fans of the show or anyone who has ever faced a difficult challenge, Life Is Short (No Pun Intended) gives readers a glance at what inspires these positive people to approach life with such optimism and share their lives with the public every day.
Now comes the Fourth Edition, a new book for a new generation of expectant moms—featuring a new look, a fresh perspective, and a friendlier-than-ever voice. It's filled with the most up-to-date information reflecting not only what's new in pregnancy, but what's relevant to pregnant women. Heidi Murkoff has rewritten every section of the book, answering dozens of new questions and including loads of new asked-for material, such as a detailed week-by-week fetal development section in each of the monthly chapters, an expanded chapter on pre-conception, and a brand new one on carrying multiples. More comprehensive, reassuring, and empathetic than ever, the Fourth Edition incorporates the most recent developments in obstetrics and addresses the most current lifestyle trends (from tattooing and belly piercing to Botox and aromatherapy). There's more than ever on pregnancy matters practical (including an expanded section on workplace concerns), physical (with more symptoms, more solutions), emotional (more advice on riding the mood roller coaster), nutritional (from low-carb to vegan, from junk food–dependent to caffeine-addicted), and sexual (what's hot and what's not in pregnant lovemaking), as well as much more support for that very important partner in parenting, the dad-to-be.
Overflowing with tips, helpful hints, and humor (a pregnant woman's best friend), this new edition is more accessible and easier to use than ever before. It's everything parents-to-be have come to expect from What to Expect...only better?.
It is in the female nature to experience a lot of changes during their lives. Being a woman is not easy at all. In every period of development, females have certain changes and they need to adapt to them and learn how to cope with them. Some of them are easy to adapt to and some of them are not. But, among all the changes in a woman’s life pregnancy is the best.
Being able to bring a human life to this world, to give a birth, is a blessing from God. It is the most magica0, most exciting and most emotional part of women’s life. Can you believe that there is another life growing inside you?
It is a miracle indeed.
And, being a mother is the lifetime condition that follows the pregnancy. Being a mother also brings new changes in women’s life, both psychological and physiological.
Many women in the world are scared of the thought how being a pregnant looks like. Then, when they adapt to the change, they wonder how being a mother looks like. Both of these conditions are changes to women’s life, but it is in the women’s nature to adapt very easily to both of them.
However, they always need to have someone or something that will guide them through the period of pregnancy and prepare them for the role of a mother.
This book is the guide that every mother-to-be needs to have, because it explains all the things she should know. It gives an overview of the changes that take place, the things that happen during pregnancy and after it. It contains information about exercises during pregnancy, how to sleep well and relaxed, and many other things. It is the perfect guide for every future mother.
Spending a time together with your family is priceless, especially when spending some time out of your home, in a place where you can relax and have fun. That makes family vacations important part of your family life. It is the time to bond as a family and enjoy your time while exploring new places and experiencing new adventures. The memories you create on family vacations stay with you forever and give your children special everlasting moments.
Where you will go and how will you organize your family vacation is up to you, but there is one thing, actually the most important thing that you need in order to have your family vacation – money.
We need money for everything, including vacations, of course.
But, living in a world with low economy and financial crisis, it is hard to live a normal life, and having a vacation is a luxury.
But, if you have a job and you live a normal life, the family vacation is not a problem for you.
You might wonder why? Well, it is because when you have money it is easy to save money. And, if you don’t know how to save some money, this book will teach you.
But, first of all you should be realistic and know where can you go and where not. It is simply impossible to afford a family vacation on some exclusive and luxurious place, if you don’t have big wage. So, you need to know which place to choose and what kind of vacation you can afford.
Once you decide about it, it is time to start saving money.
And, how can you save money?
The answer is in this book, just open it and find it.
A Revolutionary Message“I’ve been married 35 years and have not heard this taught.”“This is the key that I have been missing.”“You connected all the dots for me.”“As a counselor, I have never been so excited about any material.”“You’re on to something huge here.”A Simple MessageA wife has one driving need—to feel loved. When that need is met, she is happy. A husband has one driving need—to feel respected. When that need is met, he is happy. When either of these needs isn’t met, things get crazy. Love and Respect reveals why spouses react negatively to each other, and how they can deal with such conflict quickly, easily, and biblically.
A Message That WorksBased on over three decades of counseling, as well as scientific and biblical research, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and his wife, Sarah, have already taken the Love and Respect message across America and are changing the way couples talk to, think about, and treat each other. What do you want for your marriage? Want some peace? Want to feel close? Want to feel valued? Want to experience marriage the way God intended? Then why not try some Love and Respect.
Love is hard. But it doesn't have to be.
Leading relationship expert and rising media personality Matthew Hussey provides what every woman needs to know to find lasting love. Offering invaluable insight into the male psyche, he will change the way you approach men and dating and give you the tools you need to find the man you deserve. Hussey answers every single woman's three most burning questions:Where do I go to meet good men? Why didn't he call? How do I get him to commit?
In Get the Guy, you will learn specific strategies for getting out there and meeting the best single guys. You will also learn why the guy you like has gone cold and the secrets to reigniting a spark with him. And you'll discover why so many guys seem to be afraid of long-term commitment and the three simple steps you can take that will change his mind.
Hussey also reveals why playing hard to get is a lose-lose game. A man doesn't want to endlessly chase a woman who is impossible to attain; he wants to win over a woman who is “high value." You'll find out how to create nonnegotiable standards for the way you want to be treated—and utilize a foolproof method for determining if a man can live up to them.
Leveraging what he learned from coaching thousands of men to find personal and professional success, Hussey will teach you how to meet more men, how to choose one who is worth your time, and finally, how to keep him enthralled forever. His insightfulness, irreverence, and warmth make the journey to love playful and fun, and his advice ensures success in both romance and life.
Newly revised, featuring the most up-to-date research, effective strategies, and real-life stories
The spirited child—often called "difficult" or "strong-willed"—possesses traits we value in adults yet find challenging in children. Research shows that spirited kids are wired to be "more"—by temperament, they are more intense, sensitive, perceptive, persistent, and uncomfortable with change than the average child. In this revised edition of the award-winning classic, voted one of the top twenty books for parents, Kurcinka provides vivid examples and a refreshingly positive viewpoint. Raising Your Spirited Child will help you:understand your child's—and your own—temperamental traits discover the power of positive—rather than negative—labels cope with the tantrums and power struggles when they do occur plan for success with a simple four-step program develop strategies for handling mealtimes, sibling rivalry, bedtimes, holidays, and school, among other situations
The Love She Craves, The Confidence You Need
At the heart of a man is a desire to master what matters. Getting a complement at work or on the court is nice, but nothing beats hearing your spouse say, "You make me feel loved." If you haven't heard that in a while, or you feel like you're not bringing you're A-game in your relationship, this book is for you.
The 5 Love Languages®has sold 10 million copies because it is simple, practical, and effective. In this edition, Gary Chapman speaks straight to men about the rewards of speaking their wife's love language. You'll learn each language, how to identify your wife's, and how to speak it clearly. Packed with helpful illustrations and creative pointers, these pages will rouse your inner champion and empower you to master the art of love.
"When you express your love for your wife using her primary love language, it's like hitting the sweet spot on a baseball bat or golf club. It just feels right-and the results are impressive." -Gary Chapman
Includes an updated version of The 5 Love Languages® personal profile.
The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.
With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency-charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness.
Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.
Never shy and always laugh-out-loud funny, Sherry Argov's Why Men Marry Bitches is a sharp-witted manifesto that shows women how to transform a casual relationship into a committed one. With the grittiest of girlfriend-to-girlfriend detail, Argov removes the kid gloves and explains why being extra nice doesn't necessarily mean he'll be more devoted. The guide shares real-life "no holds barred" interviews with men who answer the following in raw detail:
How do men manipulate a relationship to keep it casual?
Do men deliberately push women's emotional buttons?
How can she convince him commitment was his idea?
How can she invite a proposal without saying a word?
Whether you are single, married, recently separated, or just fed up with your family members telling you to fetch a husband because time is running out, Why Men Marry Bitches is the must-have guide that will show you how to exude confidence, win his heart, and get the love and respect you deserve.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country's Foremost Relationship Expert
This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.
Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage.
Maintain a love map.
Foster fondness and admiration.
Turn toward instead of away.
Solve solvable conflicts.
Cope with conflicts you can't resolve.
Create shared meaning.
Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.
We have all been there, seen that. We have all gone through bad relationships that didn’t last for a long time. We all know what a break up means and how does it feel. Break ups are hard and painful, especially if you have separated from a person that you loved deeply and very much. But, life is like that. We never know what’s going to happen next.
There are many reasons for breaking up and each couple has a different reason for that decision. It can be a cheating, lying, incompatibleness, or something else. But, if you believe that the reason for the break up was stupid, or not important, but rather childish and you think that is was a mistake, then you probably want to get your ex back.
Sometimes that can be really difficult, especially when you don’t know exactly why you have broken up. The entire process of planning how to get your ex back can be pretty confusing, but there are ways to succeed in that.
This book provides information about all the things that you need to do, all the steps you should follow in order to get back with your ex.
If you are prepared, start learning and planning!
Today's women are complex, strong and independent. They juggle careers, family, and a personal life of their own. So, how do you play Casanova to the modern day woman? The fact that she attempts to be every woman is exactly why you need to make her feel like one. I don’t care if she is the best friend, who loves ESPN, and goes beer for beer with you on game night. She doesn’t need an explanation of romance. Females are born with a gene that allows them to just “know.” Romance is what every woman wants out of a relationship, and most feel they don’t get enough of it. But, romance is a tricky thing many men know nothing about. And she won’t tell you either, because she expects you to just “know.” After reading this guide, you will not only know – you will have all the tools needed to make her toes curl…
Once you have the everyday intimacies down, it is time to step up your game. The next step is pulling off a well-thought out romantic date. A date does not have to be an expensive affair. The most important ingredients of romance are your time. Giving your time is what planning a date is all about. The best romantic date has an element of the unexpected. A special date is not necessarily outside the house. If the two of you are homebodies whisk her out for a night on the town. However, if you are always out partying with friends flip the script. Plan a quiet night for the two of you. The most important part of the date is PLANNING the entire night yourself.
Since 1992, Dr. Gary Chapman's best-selling book The 5Love Languages has helped millions of couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others' love language. Each child, too, expresses and receives love through one of five different communication styles. And your love language may be totally different from that of your child. While you are doing all you can to show your child love, he may be hearing it as something completely opposite. Discover your child's primary language and learn what you can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment that will resonate in your child's emotions and behavior.
REVISED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD
ARE YOU GETTING THE LOVE YOU WANT?
Originally published in 1988, Getting the Love You Want has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this groundbreaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a foreword detailing Dr. Hendrix's updated philosophy for eliminating all negativity from couples' daily interactions, allowing readers of the 2008 edition to benefit from his ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work.
Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., in partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD., originated Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents. Together they have more than thirty years' experience as educators and therapists and their work has been translated into more than 50 languages, with Imago practiced by two thousand therapists worldwide. Harville and Helen have six children and live in New York and New Mexico.
In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now.
Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes.
In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways:
*ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back.
*AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness.
*SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving.
Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.
Some things about babies, happily, will never change. They still arrive warm, cuddly, soft, and smelling impossibly sweet. But how moms and dads care for their brand-new bundles of baby joy has changed and now, so has the new-baby bible. Announcing the completely revised third edition of "What to Expect the First Year." With over 10.5 million copies in print, "First Year" is the world s best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don t come with, but should. And now, it s better than ever. Every parent s must-have/go-to is completely updated. Keeping the trademark month-by-month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, "First Year" is easier-to-read, faster-to-flip-through, and new-family-friendlier than ever packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot-button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non-toxic furniture). An all-new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today s dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and For Parents boxes that focus on mom s and dad s needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible."
You became a parent of a healthy, beautiful baby? Congratulations!!! Being a parent is a blessing, and babies are the most beautiful gift from God. But, taking care of a baby can be hard, especially if you are a parent for the first time.
At the beginning, after being born, babies don’t know anything and it is up to you to teach your little angel on some basic habits, such as eating and sleeping. Also, you need to create a good environment in your home and learn how to deal with health problems that your baby might suffer from.
But, don’t worry, this book contains all the information that you need to know when it comes to taking care of your baby. In it you will read about:
• Baby sleep habits
• Baby names
• Baby games
• Infections, influenza, cold and other health problems
• Solid food feeding
• Nursery setup
• Sleeping tips
In perhaps the most important parenting book of the decade, Dr. Harvey Karp reveals an extraordinary treasure sought by parents for centuries --an automatic “off-switch” for their baby’s crying.
No wonder pediatricians across the country are praising him and thousands of Los Angeles parents, from working moms to superstars like Madonna and Pierce Brosnan, have turned to him to learn the secrets for making babies happy.
Never again will parents have to stand by helpless and frazzled while their poor baby cries and cries. Dr. Karp has found there IS a remedy for colic. “I share with parents techniques known only to the most gifted baby soothers throughout history …and I explain exactly how they work.”
In a innovative and thought-provoking reevaluation of early infancy, Dr. Karp blends modern science and ancient wisdom to prove that newborns are not fully ready for the world when they are born. Through his research and experience, he has developed four basic principles that are crucial for understanding babies as well as improving their sleep and soothing their senses:
·The Missing Fourth Trimester: as odd as it may sound, one of the main reasons babies cry is because they are born three months too soon.
·The Calming Reflex: the automatic reset switch to stop crying of any baby in the first few months of life.
·The 5 “S’s”: the simple steps (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking) that trigger the calming reflex. For centuries, parents have tried these methods only to fail because, as with a knee reflex, the calming reflex only works when it is triggered in precisely the right way. Unlike other books that merely list these techniques Dr. Karp teaches parents exactly how to do them, to guide cranky infants to calm and easy babies to serenity in minutes…and help them sleep longer too.
·The Cuddle Cure: the perfect mix the 5 “S’s” that can soothe even the most colicky of infants.
In the book, Dr. Karp also explains:
What is colic?
Why do most babies get much more upset in the evening?
How can a parent calm a baby--in mere minutes?
Can babies be spoiled?
When should a parent of a crying baby call the doctor?
How can a parent get their baby to sleep a few hours longer?
Even the most loving moms and dads sometimes feel pushed to the breaking point by their infant’s persistent cries. Coming to the rescue, however, Dr. Karp places in the hands of parents, grandparents, and all childcare givers the tools they need to be able to calm their babies almost as easily as…turning off a light.
From the Hardcover edition.
Straight from Your Gay Best Friend: The Straight-up Truth about Relationships, Work, and Having a Fabulous Life
Straight, From Your Gay Best Friend gives women direct, and poignant, though often tongue in cheek, advice from Terrance Dean, their new gay best friend, on some of life’s most challenging issues--family, friends, career, love, sex, and intimate relationships with men. Dean offers direct and to-the-point insights, mixed with a little sass, wit, humor, forwardness, and spirituality, as only a gay man can do. He speaks candidly to women on healing their souls of past hurts in order to tap into their fabulousness.
Also included are meaningful and powerful inspirational stories from women who were seeking to live fabulous and fierce lives filled with abundant love and joy, as well as have intimate relationships with men. These women learned to reclaim, rediscover, and heal themselves.
Dean also dedicates a chapter to the most controversial topic in the black community--down low gay men. I am often asked by women, “How can I tell if my man is on the down low?” Or, “What are some signs I need to look out for so I do not end up in a relationship with a down low man?” This chapter will help women identify if the man they are in a relationship with or considering dating may be on the down low.
Dean gives gives straight answers on when to leave a relationship, how to make it last, how to open up, how to get into the dating game, when to stop being a doormat, and how often times the woman may just not be into the man. When many women experience a tumultuous break-up or suffer through a challenging relationship, they turn to their gay best friends. Sure, they seek advice from their girlfriends, but it’s always the gay best friend who's unique perspective helps them through the rough spots, encouraging her, inspiring her, and giving her the straight truth about relationships, and herself.
His book will help women discover the power they need for a life of abundant success, prosperity, and happiness with loving relationships. It dispense practical advice and tips on creating healthy and loving relationships with themselves and any man they desire. And, it’s all done from a place of love, from their gay best friend.
Cry Silent Tears: The heartbreaking survival story of a small mute boy who overcame unbearable suffering and found his voice again
Joe knew his mother was cruel and violent, but he trusted his beloved father to protect him from her. When a freak accident saw his father burn to death in front of him, Joe was left at the mercy of his mother. Without the love of his friend and brother, he wouldn't have survived. With them, he went on to spend his life fighting child abuse.
Joe was just five years old and the horrific scene literally struck him dumb. He didn't speak for four and a half years, which meant he was unable to ask anyone for help as his life turned into a living hell.
His schizophrenic mother and two of his older brothers spent the following years beating him, raping him and locking him in the cellar at the family home. Fed on scraps that he was forced to lick from the floor, he was sometimes left naked in the dark for three days without human contact.
Unable to read or write, all Joe could do to communicate his suffering was draw pictures.
The violence and sexual abuse grew in severity as more people, including his stepfather, were invited to use him in any way they chose.
The only thing that saved Joe was the kindness of his elder brother and his only school friend, both of whom showed him that love was possible even in the darkest of situations.
At fourteen he finally found the courage to run away, hiding in a hut by a railway line, fed on scraps by some local children who found him.
Joe's is the ultimate insider's story, casting light into the darkest of hidden worlds, and a truly inspirational account of how one small boy found the strength to overcome almost impossible odds and become a remarkable man. Now that he has found his voice again, Joe speaks out against child abuse and helps support and protect other children whose lives have been blighted by it.
Richard and Rosie started trying to conceive after five years of being together but, two and a half years and countless prenatal vitamins and ovulation kits later, there hadn't been even a phantom pregnancy. So began their adventure into IVF, via blood tests, sperm tests, injections and probes, becoming involuntary experts on embryology through failure, despiar, persistence and success.
After 4 years, 3 different clinics, 2 positive pregnancy tests and 1 miscarriage, they finally had a successful pregnancy.
GET A LIFE is the perfect down-to-earth guide for anyone thinking of embarking on fertility treatment. It's two books in one, a book of advice for women and a survival guide for men, each chapter mirrored but with very different experience and advice. IVF is terrifying, awful and extraordinary in equal measures for both partners.
GET A LIFE shares Richard and Rosie's ride on the fertility rollercoaster, bringing you the funny, emotional, and physical sides of IVF. It is an invaluable guide from both perspectives on how to get through the process in one piece.
In this concise, easy-to-read book, Sheyne outlines the skills you and your baby need for good sleep. These include: teaching your baby how to cope with being put in their cot awake; guiding your baby using confident, respectful and clear communication; and showing your baby they can cope with you leaving the room before sleep through activities that help them become comfortable and relaxed in their own space.
Your child's sleep will be transformed by Sheyne's tried and tested strategies including showing how to identify your child's individual sleep needs - which might be low, average or high; and communicating respectfully and gently with your baby so you can ask them to go to sleep without tears and tantrums.
This book will equip you with all the skills you need to get your baby to sleep confidently and independently, without the old fashioned one-size-fits-all routine and control-crying method.
After years of working closely with thousands of families, Sheyne's first book, Dream Baby Guide, was absolutely comprehensive. This new condensed version will be a sanity saver for exhausted, time-poor parents desperate to show their baby how to sleep - and have some blissful slumber themselves.
After working in hospitals, clinics, and hospice for more than twenty years, Jeanne Van Bronkhorst has seen firsthand the value of asking about dreams at the end of life. This book explores the important role that dreams can play for those who are in an end-of-life process, those providing support, and loved ones whose lives are touched by the transition.
William E. French’s innovative study of courtship practice and family formation examines love letters of everyday folk within the framework of literacy studies and explores how love letters functioned culturally and legally. French begins by situating love letters in the context of the legal system, which protected the moral order of families and communities and also perpetuated the gender order—the foundation of power structures in Mexican society. He then examines reading and writing practices in the communities that the letters came from: mining camps, villages, small towns, and the “passionate public sphere” that served as the wider social context for the love letters and crimes of passion. Finally, French considers “sentimental anatomy,” the eyes, hearts, souls, and wills of novios (men and women in courting relationships), that the letters gave voice to and helped bring into being.
In the tradition of Carlo Ginzburg’s The Cheese and the Worms and Natalie Zemon Davis’s The Return of Martin Guerre, French connects intimate lives to the broader cultural moment, providing a rich and complex cultural history from the intersection of love and law.
Von Decarlo and Patrice O’Neal, a comedian well known for his brutal
honesty, shared a long-lasting ten-year relationship before his passing in 2011. She credits him for teaching her how to become a better woman, mother, wife, friend, performer, and business person. By abstaining from marginalizing and rejecting his man truth, Von Decarlo became fluent in “speaking man,” thereby gaining the empathy and knowledge of the male species.
A book for both men and women, Von Decarlo shares the philosophies taught to her by Patrice O’Neal that enabled her to speak fluent man and have such a unique, successful relationship with him for a decade.
From O’Neal, Von lived and learned the true give-and-take of a successful relationship; they were partners in every sense of the word, fully supporting one another’s dreams and endeavors. Having lived every woman’s dream of a dynamic relationship, today Von Decarlo, also known as “Coach Von”, observes and guides women (and men) regarding their relationship foibles and quandaries, from her perspective.
This level of her “coaching” is from her personal experience. And lest that title, Speak Fluent Man: The Top Things Women Should Consider Before Blaming The Man, sound anti-woman, Von Decarlo asserts that ladies should be mindful that equality and accountability goes both ways. There is the woman’s side, the man’s side and hopefully, there is their side, when they come together/work together and agree to build a mutually beneficial union between them.
Speak Fluent Man is a great read for men as well, considering that although they already speak their own language, men sometimes do not know how to translate and teach it to their significant others as Patrice did so successfully. Patrice’s ability to teach Von how to think above her emotions as a woman into a logical place, is the foundation of what she says enabled her to understand and accept “man truth”, and thus realizing the secrets to a successful relationship.
Whether you are male, female, heterosexual, bisexual, transsexual, or transgender, Speak Fluent Man can help you to realize the full potential in any type of relationship, by helping you to understand how to have the courage to live in your own truth, and accept the truth of others unconditionally.
Presented in prose both simple and true, A Short Walk Home shows us how to find peace and acceptance—at a time when we need it most. Drawn from the author’s personal experience, as well as years of working with individuals and families suffering from ALD, Cry's story is at once both very personal, and very accessible—a story of appreciating what you have, making the most of the time you have left, and finding solace in the face of grief.
Contrasting sadness with hope, vulnerability with strength, and frustration with acceptance, A Short Walk Home demonstrates that grief, no matter how great, can give way to a greater understanding.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
This is the instruction manual that Mother Nature forgot to include with the new arrival--a hands-on guide to coping with the joys and challenges of caring for your new baby, featuring a non-bossy, fresh and fun approach. The Mother of All Baby Books includes a directory of Canadian organizations for new parents and a list of Internet resources of interest to Canadian parents, as well as immunization schedules, baby growth charts and more. Based on the best advice from over 150 Canadian parents and a panel of experts, The Mother of All Baby Books 3rd Edition is the ultimate guide to bringing up Baby in the Great White North.
Future-Proofing Your Child: Help your children grow into sensible, safe, happy, resilient, self-motivated teens and beyond
Your marriage may have ended, but your fatherhood has not. How can you stay an involved, caring dad in the aftermath of divorce when all kinds of obstacles appear, making you insecure and uncertain of your parenting skills? With advice and insight from psychologist and family therapist Kenneth N. Condrell, and from some of the ever-growing number of other divorced dads, this practical, insightful handbook will help you:
-avoid the ten most common divorced dad pitfalls
-adjust to family life after the custody agreement
-handle school, homework, and extracurricular activities
-strategize celebrations and holidays
-deal with a child who rejects you
-move on to dating and other relationships
Let divorce be an opportunity for tremendous growth-and great parenting.
Babies learn about their world by playing. And with The Baby Owner’s Games and Activities Book, you’ll discover 75 exciting ways to enrich their minds, strengthen their bodies, and spark their imaginations. No expensive toys or battery-operated gizmos are required—just common household materials and a little creativity. From cooking and making crafts to dancing, playing music, and imitating favorite zoo animals, these activities all feature numerous developmental benefits. Compatible with all models ages 0–36 months, The Baby Owner’s Games and Activities Book will result in hours of enjoyment.
Reset Your Child's Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time
When it comes to love, you get what you give. Love yourself first before you can expect others to love you back. Admittedly, your insecurities get in the way at times. You hone in on all your weaknesses instead of taking pride of your strengths. You need to celebrate each day of your life, even if some of the times things get difficult. Life can be trying, but everyone has his or her own burden to carry. More importantly, know that you're worth so much more. Take pride in who you are and what you have because you've worked hard to achieve so many things in life. You may not succeed in every endeavor, but this doesn't mean that all hope is lost.
It's time to take back what's yours and to look forward to what you can make of your future. You have so much potential in you. As long as you have the strength to get out of bed each day, you can create a future of your dreams. It's okay to feel depressed every now and then. Yes, you need to sulk some of the times. Cry for all your failures but refuse to let your emotions rule you. Just know that if you had everything handed to you on a silver platter, you'll never get to really appreciate your blessings.
Are you a baby boomer? If you were born in the years between 1946 and 1964 then technically you are considered a baby boomer. But, even if you fall out of this range, this e-book is a tool that you must take into consideration today. Those that are approaching late middle age and into their golden years need to begin thinking about their futures. While it would be wonderful to be able to just stop the clock, that’s not possible. What is possible is finding the things that can help you to improve your well being, your health and ultimately to lead you to a long, healthy and prosperous life.
If you haven’t given any thought to your future, now is the time to do so. There are countless things that need to be thought about, but, we’ve brought it all in here, ready to give you the tools you need to really make a difference. Read this e-book. Take the time to make these changes in your life today. And, set a course for a long life that is full of the riches that the world can offer to you. Best of all, look forward to many years of bliss.
Baby Rita is very upset when she wakes up one morning and her parents are gone while the paternal grandparents are there to babysit, whom she rarely sees. Her Nana and Papa are faced with the task of making the baby happy and securing her trust. Based on true story.
When a loved one rips your heart from your chest, and you are left with a broken heart and a shattered relationship, how do you respond? Do you walk away and write them off, or do you do everything you can to restore the relationship that once existed? When God created us, He created us for relationships—first toward Himself then to each other. Any broken relationship is not in God’s plan for us, especially a relationship with a child. A shattered relationship with a child can be restored, and a broken heart can be mended. This is a true story covering every step walked on the road to victory and tells of:
• turning hate and anger into unconditional love;
• finding and giving true and lasting forgiveness;
• searching for the real reason for the shattered relationship;
• inspection, retrospection, and introspection;
• repairing the damage;
• putting it all behind you;
• moving on as if the relationship was never shattered; and
• God reclaiming His glory.
Employing equal measures of wit and wisdom, Emmy Awar d-winning composer/writer/producer (The Young and the Restless, The Nanny, Half & Half) David M. Matthews leads you on an amusing yet highly informative journey through the seamy underbelly of the male mind. Shameless in its honesty and lacking any pretext of political correctness, Every Man Sees You Naked explodes the myths about men and answers the questions you've been dying to ask but didn't quite know how.
Among other things, this book will reveal:
· The disconcerting truth about why guys ask you out
· The surprising things men like and what they really hate
· What men truly look for in a woman
· What guys secretly want in bed
· How to understand what a man is actually saying
· What motivates guys to behave in the odd way they do
· The 'dirty little secrets' the men in your life are keeping
· Who 'man's best friend' really is (and no, it's not you, the dog, or the TV remote)
· Why almost everything you believe to be true about men isn't
Finally the truth is just a few page turns away. So, why are you still wasting time reading this description?
I hope by the time you finish this book you will realize just how powerful this information is. This is not some rehashed dating manual which spews out bad information that will HURT your chances of dating successfully. This book isn't written by a prolific writer whose job it is to churn out books by the dozen which he has no expertise on; it's written by a guy who struggled for years to realize exactly what it is that turns women on and off.
This book is for all the guys out there who are sick of being told "I just want to be friends" or "you're a really nice guy but it’s just not the right time in my life for a relationship" and about one hundred other excuses I've heard over and over again. This book doesn't just cover Internet dating; it covers all the aspects of what make men successful with women. Internet dating has made meeting beautiful women so much easier, hence why I've been using it for the last 2 years with great success. In some ways dating is a numbers game, but most men have TERRIBLE odds when it comes to dating. My job in this book is to lower the odds for you and make you more successful with the type of women you want to date.....and I know you're busy, that's why Internet dating is great. Put up a profile, tweak it a bit until it sounds good and away you go. It's your own automated dating machine that’s up 24/7 attracting women around the clock.
More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar. Why? Leading experts believe it's because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged.
Creating a marriage contract is probably the last thing on your mind. However, by working with your spouse-to-be to design your particular marriage contract, you control the relationship and direct your future.
People often enter marriage with only a vague understanding of their partner's financial status. Even if you decide against a prenuptial agreement, after reading this book, you will realize how important it is to go into a marriage with your eyes wide open.
This practical little book, packed with wisdom and tips that will help many develop the loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage men and women long for.
This is not a book simply to be read. It is a book to be experienced. The material lends itself to heart-felt discussions by dating or engaged couples. To jump-start the exchanges, each short chapter includes insightful “Talking it Over” questions and suggestions. And, the book includes information books that will enhance the couples experience.
Are you tired of being in a relationship where sex no longer exists? Are you tired of resentful, passive-aggressive behavior, sexual rejection, and circular arguments? Do you want to repair your relationship and resurrect your dead bedroom?
Whether the sex in your relationship has merely declined or has stopped completely, Dead Bedroom Resurrection is the ultimate guide to fix the problem whether you are a man or a woman.
In this book you will learn:
- How to turn your sexless marriage/relationship around and create a more fulfilling physical and emotional connection with your partner.
- Tips to reignite and rekindle sexual desire.
- How to effectively deal with passive aggressive behavior, resentment, and toxic emotions.
- Communication strategies to improve those difficult, heart wrenching conversations that seem to go nowhere fast.
- All that and so much more!
At its heart this is a book about relationships; their maturation, their evolution, their dysfunction, and curing what ails them. Anyone whose been in, or is currently in a relationship will benefit from this book.
A dead bedroom will only get worse as time goes on which is why you must take action.
Time is of the essence. Take control, download "Dead Bedroom Resurrection" now!
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