A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage: Gay Edition

Author: Sharon Gilchrest O'Neil

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1604336226

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 4296

A pointed and straightforward guide that offers an inviting and simple, yet sensible, approach for embracing marriage, and provides the essentials of a long-lasting relationship. A long and happy committed relationship can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences in life—but it doesn’t always come easily. Couples can become bored, tired, frustrated, or led astray from one another. Marriage and family therapist Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill has developed a guide of inspiring and simple, yet effective suggestions, to help couples grow together and stay connected through the inevitable storms they must weather. This is a perfect gift for a wedding or commitment ceremony.
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A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage

The Essentials for Long-Lasting Togetherness

Author: Sharon Gilchrest O'Neill

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 9781604330915

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 61

View: 8385

While there are many self-help books addressing marriage issues, none is as pointed and straightforward as O'Neill's A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage. Like her highly acclaimed short book, Sheltering Thoughts: About Loss and Grief, this book will speak to its readers through its directness and simplicity. It challenges readers to understand and live by the tenets of a committed relationship. In the spirit of the bestselling book, A Short Guide To A Happy Life by Anna Quindlen, author Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill offers readers the same inviting and simple but sensible approach for embracing marriage, and provides the essentials of a long lasting relationship.
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Liebe ist die beste Therapie

Author: John Jay Osborn

Publisher: Diogenes Verlag AG

ISBN: 3257609221

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4288

Alles spielt sich in einem Raum mit vier Stühlen ab. Auf denen sitzen: eine Frau und ein Mann Mitte 30 sowie eine Paartherapeutin mit unorthodoxen Methoden. Der vierte Stuhl bleibt leer, er steht für die Ehe, die die beiden aufgebaut haben. Und von der die Therapeutin zu Anfang sagt, die Chance, sie zu retten, sei höchstens 1:1000.
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Die 7 Geheimnisse der glücklichen Ehe

Author: John M Gottman

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843708223

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 1041

'Kann man voraussagen, wie lange eine Partnerschaft hält? Ja, meint John M. Gottman, und tritt dafür sogar den wissenschaftlichen Beweis an. Mit Hilfe seines 'Ehelabors' erforscht er seit Jahrzehnten die Geheimnisse glücklicher Ehen. Er hat dabei sieben Prinzipien herausgearbeitet, die erfolgreiche Paare auf ihrem Weg zu einer harmonischen und langlebigen Beziehung anwenden. Mit vielen praktischen Ratschlägen und griffigen Fallbeispielen.'
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Peace with Your Partner

A Practical Guide to Happy Marriage

Author: Erik Blumenthal

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781851681365

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 127

View: 5841

A simple and effective guide to strengthening and enriching your marriage.
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Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake

A Memoir of a Woman's Life

Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679604006

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2232

INCLUDING AN EXCLUSIVE CONVERSATION BETWEEN MERYL STREEP AND ANNA QUINDLEN “[Quindlen] serves up generous portions of her wise, commonsensical, irresistibly quotable take on life. . . . What Nora Ephron does for body image and Anne Lamott for spiritual neuroses, Quindlen achieves on the home front.”—NPR In this irresistible memoir, Anna Quindlen writes about a woman’s life, from childhood memories to manic motherhood to middle age, using the events of her life to illuminate ours. Considering—and celebrating—everything from marriage, girlfriends, our mothers, parenting, faith, loss, to all the stuff in our closets, and more, Quindlen says for us here what we may wish we could have said ourselves. As she did in her beloved New York Times columns, and in A Short Guide to a Happy Life, Quindlen uses her past, present, and future to explore what matters most to women at different ages. Quindlen talks about Marriage: “A safety net of small white lies can be the bedrock of a successful marriage. You wouldn’t believe how cheaply I can do a kitchen renovation.” Girlfriends: “Ask any woman how she makes it through the day, and she may mention her calendar, her to-do lists, her babysitter. But if you push her on how she really makes it through her day, she will mention her girlfriends. ” Our bodies: “I’ve finally recognized my body for what it is: a personality-delivery system, designed expressly to carry my character from place to place, now and in the years to come.” Parenting: “Being a parent is not transactional. We do not get what we give. It is the ultimate pay-it-forward endeavor: We are good parents not so they will be loving enough to stay with us but so they will be strong enough to leave us.” Candid, funny, and moving, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is filled with the sharp insights and revealing observations that have long confirmed Quindlen’s status as America’s laureate of real life. “Classic Quindlen, at times witty, at times wise, and always of her time.”—The Miami Herald “[A] pithy, get-real memoir.”—Booklist Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more.
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Love 101

A Short Guide to a Long Relationship

Author: Wanda Joy Sylvia

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1481778404

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 108

View: 736

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up. - J.M. Power Whether you are about to embark on your first relationship or have had one too many but are brave enough to try it again, please take a deep breath before you rip your heart out and hand it over to the next person. What if the next person is your perfect partner? What if this is the love of your lifetime? Armed with this book, you can make better decisions and lay the foundation to turn a good relationship into an absolutely great one. There is nothing simple about love, but Love 101 contains simple rules, guidelines, and exercises designed to improve the odds that your next relationship will be the long one youve been dreaming of. All you have to do is wake up and read it. If it works for you, please pinch yourself and pass it on!
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Die Geschichte der Liebe

Author: Nicole Krauss

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644015317

Category: Fiction

Page: 544

View: 5516

Die vierzehnjährige Alma wurde nach der Hauptfigur eines Romans benannt. Leo Gursky hatte den Text als junger Mann in Polen geschrieben, für seine große Liebe Alma. Nun lebt er als einsamer alter Mann in New York. Er weiß nicht, dass das Buch den Holocaust überstanden hat. Bis die junge Alma sich auf die Suche nach ihm macht. «Bezaubernd, zärtlich und sehr originell.» (J. M. Coetzee) «Ein großartiger Roman.» (Spiegel) «Dies ist ein gewaltiges Buch, das unser müdes Herz erfrischt. Nicole Krauss sei gepriesen dafür.» (Colum McCann) «Einfach anfangen zu lesen. Es ist wunderbar.» (Stern) «Ein außergewöhnlicher Roman, lebensprall, klug und poetisch, von eigenwilligem Charme, staunenswerter Anschaulichkeit und gesegnet mit einem zärtlichen Humor.» (FAZ)
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Mozart's Marriage of Figaro

A Short Guide to a Great Opera

Author: Michael Steen

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848314590

Category: Music

Page: 30

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Although the story of Figaro’s success in preventing the Count of Almaviva’s seduction of his fiancée Susanna was politically explosive, it was tolerated in the court of the relatively enlightened Habsburg Emperor Joseph II. Mozart’s opera, Le Nozze di Figaro, uses a libretto by Lorenzo da Ponte, and was premièred in Vienna in 1786. It was based on a famous play by the Frenchman Beaumarchais, a sequel to The Barber of Seville. Characters including Figaro, the Countess, Cherubino the page, Doctor Bartolo and Barberina the gardener’s daughter sing a succession of famous arias – such as Se vuol ballare, Non più andrai, Dove sono, Porgi amor and Voi, che sapete, to mention but a few – in which Mozart’s musical characterisation is legendary. Written by Michael Steen, author of the acclaimed The Lives and Times of the Great Composers, ‘Short Guides to Great Operas’ are concise, entertaining and easy to read books about opera. Each is an opera guide packed with useful information and informed opinion, helping to make you a truly knowledgeable opera-goer, and so maximising your enjoyment of a great musical experience. Other ‘Short Guides to Great Operas’ that you may enjoy include Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni and The Barber of Seville.
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The Wisdom of the Shire

A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life

Author: Noble Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250026415

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 7817

In The Wisdom of the Shire, Noble Smith sheds a light on the life-changing ideas tucked away inside the classic works of J. R. R. Tolkien and his most beloved creation—the stouthearted Hobbits. How can simple pleasures such as gardening, taking long walks, and eating delicious meals with friends make you significantly happier? Why is the act of giving presents on your birthday instead of getting them such a revolutionary idea? What should you do when dealing with the Gollum in your life? And how can we carry the burden of our own "magic ring of power" without becoming devoured by it? The Wisdom of the Shire holds the answers to these and more of life's essential questions.
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Cesar Millan's Short Guide to a Happy Dog

98 Essential Tips and Techniques

Author: Cesar Millan

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426211910

Category: Pets

Page: 208

View: 5797

After more than 9 seasons as TV’s Dog Whisperer, Cesar Millan has a new mission: to use his unique insights about dog psychology to create stronger, happier relationships between humans and their canine companions. Now in paperback, this inspirational and practical guide draws on thousands of training encounters around the world to present 98 essential lessons. Taken together, they will help dog owners create the most fulfilling life possible with their dogs. In these pages, Cesar delves into crucial themes that go beyond obedience-school basics to reveal the hearts and minds of our beloved pets. In short, practical takes, he explores: • The basics of dog psychology • Instinctual behaviors • Creating balance and boundaries • Managing common misbehaviors • Choosing the right dog for your family • Helping your dog adjust to life transitions Throughout the book, inspiring stories from Cesar’s case files -- and from his TV show, Leader of the Pack – provide moving real-world applications and surprising life lessons. Smart, easy to use, and packed with Cesar's remarkable insights into human and canine behavior, A Short Guide to A Happy Dog is an inspiring tool for anyone looking to live a better life with a beloved member of the family.
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Puccini’s Madama Butterfly

A Short Guide to a Great Opera

Author: Michael Steen

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848314760

Category: Music

Page: 30

View: 1385

Butterfly is a delicate and impressionable geisha who thinks she has married Pinkerton, a US naval officer briefly stationed in Japan. Naive and loving as she is, she does not realise that for him the marriage is a sham, an extended 'date'. It’s not long before he goes away, leaving her pregnant. Still, she trusts that he will return one fine day (Un bel dì). He does, but it is not the homecoming of which Madame Butterfly dreamed: she is devastated to discover that the callous Pinkerton is now married to an American girl. Heartbroken and despairing, Butterfly commits suicide in one of the most tragic and moving climaxes in opera. In this operatic masterpiece, Puccini depicts the clash of two cultures, weaving ‘The Star-spangled Banner’ throughout his music. The Humming Chorus, Ah! Dolce notte! (‘Oh, night of rapture’), and the Flower Song join Un bel dì in any list of favourite tunes.Written by Michael Steen, author of the acclaimed The Lives and Times of the Great Composers, ‘Short Guides to Great Operas’ are concise, entertaining and easy to read books about opera. Each is an opera guide packed with useful information and informed opinion, helping to make you a truly knowledgeable opera-goer, and so maximising your enjoyment of a great musical experience.Other ‘Short Guides to Great Operas’ that you may enjoy include those on Tosca, La Bohème and Lucia di Lammermoor.
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A Christian Woman's Guide to Great Sex in Marriage

Author: Rhonda Stoppe

Publisher: eBooks2go, Inc.

ISBN: 1618131915

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6574

Imagine if you had your own PERSONAL MENTOR to help you learn to enjoy sex in your marriage bed…Rhonda Stoppe is that mentor! With her honest, fun-loving manner, and from a biblical perspective in this short–to the point–book, you will feel as though Rhonda is sitting across from you over a cup of coffee to help you learn the secret to becoming the lover you had hoped you would be on the day you said "I do". Learning to enjoy sex with your man from the PRACTICAL insights in this book can help you: - Discover ways to delight in sex in your marriage bed - Find victory over whatever holds you back from enjoying sex with your husband - Transform the intimacy you experience in your marriage relationship - Build a NO REGRETS MARRIAGE that others will want to emulate
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Rossini's The Barber of Seville

A Short Guide to a Great Opera

Author: Michael Steen

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848316046

Category: Music

Page: 32

View: 1808

The première in 1816 in Rome of Gioachino Rossini’s famous opera was a fiasco comparable to those of Wagner’s Tannhäuser and Bizet’s Carmen. But Il barbiere di Siviglia was soon recognised as being among the greatest of comic operas, comparable to those of Mozart. Even Beethoven was enthusiastic. Figaro, Seville’s barber, is confident of a good pay-off for facilitating the elopement of Rosina with the Count of Almaviva. Her guardian also has designs on her and her fortune. Who will get there first? The story is based on a comedy by the French playwright Beaumarchais, whose The Marriage of Figaro was used by Mozart. The Barber is packed with famous tunes, displaying Rossini’s glittering coloratura, trademark crescendos and patter: Figaro’s famous Largo al factotum and Zitti, zitti, piano, piano; the Count’s serenade with guitar, Ecco ridente; Rosina’s Singing Lesson and Una voce poco fa; Doctor Bartolo’s patter song A un dottor; Don Basilio’s La calunnia. These are just some of the ingredients of this feast of humour and good tunes. Written by Michael Steen, author of the acclaimed The Lives and Times of the Great Composers, ‘Short Guides to Great Operas’ are concise, entertaining and easy to read. They are packed with useful information and informed opinion, helping to make you a truly knowledgeable opera-goer, and so maximising your enjoyment of a great musical experience. Other ‘Short Guides to Great Operas’ that you may enjoy include The Marriage of Figaro, Così fan tutte and Lucia di Lammermoor.
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Naked Relationships

Sharing Your Authentic Self to Find the Partner of Your Dreams

Author: Jan Denise

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 9781612832241

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

View: 1636

Stop the cycle of bad breakups by getting naked! For many of us, the fabled search for true love never seems to find a happy ending. We bounce from relationship to relationship, whether married or single, blaming the other person when things go sour, though never truly knowing what went wrong, never certain if it will work out next time. Naked Relationships is a smart, fun, and practical guide to building healthy, lasting relationships. Jan Denise, whose newspaper column offers weekly advice on the finer points of love and life, shows you how to take nakedness to a whole new level, physically, mentally, and spiritually. You'll begin to understand relationships in a way you never did before. And you'll come to know that there really is a recipe for perfect love. Best of all, you'll acquire tools to perfect the most important relationship of all--your unconditional love of self--so that the real you emerges, beautifully naked, ready for an honest relationship with a partner.
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Was man von einigen Leuten nicht behaupten kann

Author: Lorrie Moore

Publisher: eBook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827078377

Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 9321

Eine zweitrangige Schauspielerin verlässt Hollywood, um in ihrer Heimatstadt Chicago zur Ruhe zu kommen. Inmitten von Alkoholexzessen und kulinarischen Orgien beginnt sie ein neues Leben. Eine Tochter nimmt ihre Mutter auf eine verstörende Reise nach Irland mit. Eine Familie erlebt beim weihnachtlichen Scharadespiel folgenreiche Spannungen. Mit kalkuliertem Understatement erzählt Lorrie Moore Katastrophen ganz alltäglicher Art: Ihr lakonischer Stil, ihr schwarzer Humor und ihre treffenden Bilder vermitteln dem Leser jede feinste Bewegung im Seelenleben ihrer Heldinnen.
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The Relate Guide to Finding Love

Author: Barbara Bloomfield,Relate

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407029630

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 192

View: 6438

Why are you looking for love right now? What kind of relationship do you want? How will you know if you find 'The One'? The Relate Guide to Finding Love will answer all these questions, and more. From the UK's leading relationship counsellor, The Relate Guide to Finding Love offers common sense help and advice on all aspects of dating and relationships. Short, snappy chapters, each containing a thought-provoking exercise, plus personal case histories, combine to make this a fun and interesting read to help you to: - Discover your needs and what you expect from a relationship - Get yourself into the right frame of mind to meet someone new - Make the most of online dating and singles events - Identify whether your new love is really the one for you Whether you are looking for a long-term relationship or just a quick fling, this practical, accessible guide is perfect for you.
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Das Wesen der Dinge und der Liebe


Author: Elizabeth Gilbert

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827076544

Category: Fiction

Page: 704

View: 5942

Am Ende ihres Lebens wird Alma auf ein großes Jahrhundert zurückblicken. Sie wird in die Aufbruchsphase Amerikas geboren, die Welt wird erforscht und erobert, Altes durch Neues abgelöst. Ihr umtriebiger Vater ist mit Pflanzenhandel reich geworden und der jungen Alma wird es an nichts fehlen, auch nicht an Bildung. Und so wächst sie zwischen den Pflanzen der prächtigen Gewächshäuser heran. Ihre ganze Leidenschaft gilt der Natur, und während ihrer Studien, die sie ihr ganzes Leben begleiten, gelingen ihr ähnlich revolutionäre Einsichten, wie sie dann Charles Darwin der Welt vorführen wird. Doch Alma selbst zweifelt an ihren Erkenntnissen. Gibt es eine wissenschaftliche Erklärung, warum sich der Mensch nach Liebe sehnt? Was ist Liebe überhaupt? Warum sind wir selbstlos und uneigennützig, wie ihre Adoptivschwester Prudence, die schon früh sich für die Befreiung der Sklaven einsetzt? Alma wird Antworten finden, ebenso wie die Liebe.
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Unsere Jahre in Miller's Valley


Author: Anna Quindlen

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641211581

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 2483

Warum man manchmal den Ort, den man liebt, verlassen muss, um sich selbst zu finden Seit Generationen leben die Millers in Miller's Valley. Doch jetzt soll der Fluss, an dem das Örtchen liegt, zu einem Wasserreservoir gestaut, das ganze Tal geflutet werden. Während der Tag näher kommt, an dem ihre Heimat für immer verschwinden wird, erinnert Mimi sich an ihre Kindheit und Jugend in Miller's Valley und wie sie den Mut fand, ihren eigenen Weg zu gehen. Eine kraftvolle, emotionale Geschichte über eine Familie und eine Dorfgemeinschaft, die sich unabwendbaren Veränderungen stellen muss; über sonnendurchflutete Kindheitstage, Wachstumsschmerzen und die Kunst, sich selbst und eine neue Heimat zu finden. Unsere Jahre in Miller's Valley erinnert uns daran, dass der Ort, an dem wir aufgewachsen sind, und die Menschen darin zwar verschwinden mögen, aber in unserem Herzen auf immer weiterleben.
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Starting Your Marriage Right

What You Need to Know in the Early Years to Make It Last a Lifetime

Author: Dennis Rainey,Barbara Rainey

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418513903

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

View: 9098

The Raineys offer an upbeat and practical manual for marriage to guide couples through the challenges they face as they start their lives together.
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