“What Makes Love Last?: How to build trust and avoid betrayal” By John Gottman, Ph.D. and Nan SilverTrust Metric “1. I feel protected by my partner.”“2. My partner is faithful to me.”“3. My partner is there for me financially.”“4. Sometimes I feel uneasy around my partner.”“5. I don’t think my partner has intimate relationships with […]
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“Mars and Venus On a Date: A guide for Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship” By John Gray, PhD “It is not enough to merely be authentic in sharing yourself; to succeed in dating you need to consider how you will be interpreted as well.” “Learning from mistakes […]
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“Emotional Blackmail: When the People in Your Life Use Fear, Obligation, and Guilt to Manipulate You” By Susan Forward, Ph.D. with Donna Frazier “Emotional blackmail is a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us threaten, either directly or indirectly, to punish us if we don’t do what they want.” “If you don’t […]
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“Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Live” by John Gottman, PhD, Julie Schwartz Gottman, PhD Couples with happy marriages: “Either verbally or nonverbally, the couple expresses positive affect (warmth, humor, affection); they emphasize the good times; they compliment their partner.” “The couple emphasizes their ability to communicate well with each other and their […]
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“Coping With Your Difficult Older Parent: A Guide for Stressed-Out Children” By Grace LeBow & Barbara Kane with Irwin Lebow “They used the word ‘difficult,’ not so much because of the physical burden of caring for parents in a state of decline, but because of the emotional drain of trying to help parents who were […]
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“Who’s Got Your Back: The breakthrough program to build deep, trusting relationships that create success–and wont’ let you fail” By Keith Ferrazzi “Exceptional achievement in work and life is a peer-to-peer collaborative process.” “On one level, I had lost touch with a sense of my strengths and weakness. When that happens, we lose the power […]
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“How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton M. Christensen The book club at work are reading this book. So, I figured that I should give it a read as well. Given that the author is a Harvard Business School professor, the writing certainly reminded me of cases I read in business school. Although the […]
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