Loving Courageously: First Me, Then You, Now Us (Unabridged)
Loving Courageously illuminates the deficits in our learning about the most difficult things we have to do in life: love and take the best possible care of ourselves; have healthy relationships with others, including good boundaries and effective communication; use these and other skills in romantic partnerships in which we practice collaborative problem solving; and raise emotionally healthy and functional children. That is an overall outline of much of what the book covers. We are never taught these vitally important things and must make ourselves up as we go. Believing that loving requires courage, Barbara Gold has written a book drawing on over 35 years of psychotherapy practice to help listeners discover what is needed to develop a self to love and take good care of as they rewrite the script they’ve learned and developed. They will learn about healthy relationships, including boundaries, effective communication, and collaborative problem solving, and gain a better understanding of gender differences and creating and maintaining emotional and sexual intimacy in a committed partnership. Those who have or plan to have children will discover how to be good enough parents. Her book offers new ways of feeling, thinking, and being that will enhance both happiness and life quality.