Next to the death of a loved one, the ending of a relationship is the most painful experience most people will ever go through. Coming Apart is a first-aid kit for getting through the ending. It is a tool that will enable you to live through the end of your relationship with your self esteem intact.
Daphne Rose Kingma, the undisputed expert on matters of the heart, explores the critical facets of relationship breakdowns:Love myths: why we are really in relationshipsThe life span of loveThe emotional and unconscious processes of partingHow to get through the endingHow to create a personal workbook for finding resolution
Originally published in 1987 and continuously in print since then, with more than half a million copies sold, Coming Apart has been an important resource for hundreds of thousands of readers experiencing the pain and stress of a break-up. For anyone going through the ending of a relationship Kingma is a caring, sensitive guide.
This re-packaged edition includes a new introduction by the author.
At a time when over half of all marriages are ending in divorce, Daphne Rose Kingma, a well-known therapist and relationship expert, has recognized that our familiar ways of thinking about relationships are no longer working. "I have written this book because it is clear that many of our previous assumptions about relationships need to be dismantled," writes Kingma. "As we go through this process, we will discover a number of new ideas: that our relationships can have different forms than we ever imagined; that they will serve different purposes; that they will require different offerings from us. They will also bring us new gifts."
We are in the midst of a sea change, in which not only are many traditional relationships failing, but unexpected new arrangements are beginning to appear; gay marriages are surfacing, step-families abound, and many people are consciously choosing to live alone. As Kingma explains, these transformations should not be feared; instead, they represent a real opportunity. In the past, conventional relationships were often destroyed by an overemphasis on the nuts and bolts of psychology, on working to achieve the unattainable "perfect relationship" while ignoring our most vital selves--our souls. The glorious message of The Future of Love is that the disturbing changes we are all experiencing are actually part of the soul's plan, as it breaks down outdated conventions to bring us a new, fuller understanding of love.
From the Hardcover edition.
Bestselling "Love Doctor" Daphne Rose Kingma emphasizes the importance of spiritual and emotional preparation for love which, if undertaken, will result in discovering the love of your life. She describes the four qualities necessary for love: faith, trust, intention, and surrender. She divides the discussion into four parts, each devoted to one of the qualities and exploring its part in attaining the emotional and spiritual attitudes required for finding the love of one’s life. Through sensible steps and advice, she challenges readers to uncover and discover the reasons they have not found a fulfilling relationship — and to set it right.
In When You Think You’re Not Enough, bestselling author and psychotherapist Daphne Rose Kingma helps readers root out the behaviors and beliefs that have prevented them from loving themselves. She offers a four-step plan for reclaiming yourself: speaking out your heart’s desire, acting out to meet your heart’s desire, clearing out old patterns, and setting out on a new path.
Through stories and examples, Kigma offers a profound yet simple process for practicing how to feel good enough, smart enough, and deserving of happiness. When You Think You’re Not Enough is a positive guide to a fuller, happier life; one filled with compassion for yourself and others.
Published in 2004 as Loving Yourself, the author has updated the text and written a new introduction for this edition.
Kingma’s book The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart, published by New World Library, is the Winner of the 2010 Books for A Better Life Award, Best Spiritual Book.
Designed to be read daily to inspire, affirm, remind, encourage, support, and comfort, this little book is the perfect companion for lovers of all ages.
"Read it, one day at a time, to yourself or with someone you love, contemplate what it says, try to do what it asks of you, and your capacity to love (and be loved) will grow." -Daphne Rose Kingma