Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy


By (author) David Richo

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  • Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 20mm | 259g
  • Publication date: 5 August 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 1590309243
  • ISBN 13: 9781590309247
  • Edition: 1
  • Sales rank: 66,990

Product description

Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it's fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust--both in ourselves and in our partner. "Daring to Trust" offers key insights and practical exercises for exploring and addressing our trust issues in relationships. Topics include: - How we learn early in life to trust others (or not to trust them) - Why we fear trusting - Developing greater trust in ourselves as the basis for trusting others - How to know if someone is trustworthy - NaIve trust vs. healthy, adult trust - What to do when trust is broken Ultimately, Richo explains, we must develop trust in four directions: toward ourselves, toward others, toward life as it is, and toward a higher power or spiritual path. These four types of trust are not only the basis of healthy relationships, they are also the foundation of emotional well-being and freedom from fear.

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Author information

David Richo, PhD, is a therapist and author who leads popular workshops on personal and spiritual growth. He is known for drawing on Buddhist thought, poetry, and Jungian perspectives in his work. He is the author of "How to Be an Adult in Relationships" and "The Five Things We Cannot Change." He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.

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"Combining profound insights and practical techniques, this important new book walks us step-by-step through our trust issues and, in so doing, opens the gate held shut by our deepest fears so that we can finally, fearlessly, love and be loved."--Susan Piver, author of "The Wisdom of a Broken Heart" "Beautifully wise, straightforward, and helpful."--Jack Kornfield, author of "The Wise Heart"