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    Description"Most people think of love as a feeling," says David Richo, "but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present." In this book, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships--one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, "How to Be an Adult in Relationships " explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life: 1. " Attention" to the present moment; observing, listening, and noticing all the feelings at play in our relationships. 2. " Acceptance" of ourselves and others just as we are. 3. " Appreciation" of all our gifts, our limits, our longings, and our poignant human predicament. 4. " Affection" shown through holding and touching in respectful ways. 5. " Allowing" life and love to be just as they are, with all their ecstasy and ache, without trying to take control. When deeply understood and applied, these five simple concepts--what Richo calls the five A's--form the basis of mature love. They help us to move away from judgment, fear, and blame to a position of openness, compassion, and realism about life and relationships. By giving and receiving these five A's, relationships become deeper and more meaningful, and they become a ground for personal transformation.


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    Title
    How to be an Adult in Relationships
    Subtitle
    The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Richo
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781570628122
    ISBN 10: 1570628122
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    DC21: 158.2
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.1
    BIC subject category V2: VFV
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JHBK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
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    BIC E4L: FAM
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T General Subject: 670
    DC22: 158.2
    Ingram Subject Code: LO
    Libri: I-LO
    Ingram Theme: RELI/BUDDHI
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24830
    BISAC V2.8: REL007000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: PSY017000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SEL031000, FAM029000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: BF575.L8 R53 2002
    Thema V1.0: VFV, JHBK
    Edition
    1
    Publisher
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Imprint name
    Shambhala Publications Inc
    Publication date
    05 July 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Boston
    Author Information
    David Richo, PhD, is a psychotherapist, teacher, writer, and workshop leader whose work emphasizes the benefits of mindfulness and loving-kindness in personal growth and emotional well-being. He is the author of numerous books, including "How to Be an Adult in Relationships" and "The Five Things We Cannot Change." He lives in Santa Barbara and San Francisco, California.
    Review quote
    "Well-constructed and thought-provoking."--"Spirituality & Health" "An inspiring and highly practical guide to effective relationships."--Kathlyn Hendricks, coauthor of "Conscious Loving "and "The Conscious Heart "