Currently, the divorce rate is approximately 50%, and marriages continue to decline. Varying degrees of anxiety, depression, and lack of physical intimacy cause breakdowns. Why you may ask? Dr. Erin Leonard answers this intriguing question in this relationship book. Loving Well explores the concept of emotional closeness between the connections of two people.
Without full emotional development, relationships will be unable to sustain emotional closeness. Dr. Erin Leonard believes that this connection is key in alleviating anxiety and depression. Emotional closeness involves thoughts and feelings between two people. Deep connections lead to couples who have more intimacy, joy, trust, and satisfaction. Not only does their relationship thrive, but they’re also satisfied in their lives. Dr. Erin Leonard explains the concept of emotional closeness and how to get it back in Loving Well.
This relationship book offers tools to get closer if you lack this vital element in your current connections. Not just for couples, this book can help anyone who is dating. You’ll get tips that help you ensure you don’t commit to someone emotionally unavailable. This book is also useful for parents seeking to repair relationships with estranged children. Loving Well can help anyone regain connections to loved ones.
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Tags: Anxiety,Award Winner,Couples,Depression,Emotions,Family,Intimacy,Love,Marriage,Parenting
Barbara Davis-Thompson, LCSW –
The book is a valuable roadmap to healthy relating Erin Leonard’s book Loving Well:
The Key to Satisfying and Joyful Relationships is a profound read. Her writing has clarity, succinctness, and wisdom. I can’t tell you how much I learned from reading this slim book brimming with explanations and answers about the perils of love when attached to a person who can’t really attach!
Traca Beck –
Fantastic book that really opened my eyes
Fantastic book that really opened my eyes, brought about clear thinking and understanding. This book took my relationships from okay to great! Highly recommend!
Abigail Kesling –
Amazing book. Very well written. Gives some great perspectives that can be used!
Bob Cyrs –
Thought-proving and insightful
Dr. Leonard is spot on. Finally, an understandable discovery of the human condition. Loving Well is the perfect guide for our everyday relationships with family friends and co-workers.”
Greg Kunze –
I gained a much better understanding of my past relationships (marriage, family, and friends). I now realize the importance of emotionally evolving, what that really looks like when it happens, and when it doesn’t!
The awareness of empathic involvement as opposed sympathetic responses has been vital for me as I’ve been growing my important relationships. Two of my favorite excerpts from the book relate to empathy.
• Empathy should always preempt advice, problem solving, and recommendations.
• Empathy is the key to trust, respect, and closeness in every relationship.
Dr. Leonard uses numerous examples to bring a non-theoretical reality to the concepts she describes. They are real, honest, and sometimes painful situations that I was able to relate to my life. Loving Well has provided tremendous insight into what I need to own and what I need to let go of with respect to the failings, and successes, of my relationships.
I am thankful that Dr. Leonard wrote Loving Well and that I took the opportunity to read it!