The Best Kept Secret

The Best Kept Secret : How Love Can Last for Ever

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Statistics showing rising divorce rates and broken relationships abound, but they conceal another story - relationships that are happy and enduring. Janet Reibstein, psychologist and relationship expert, has talked in depth to 200 couples who have stayed happy together. Here she pulls back the curtains to reveal their best-kept secrets. Whether married or unmarried, gay or straight, they talk candidly and profoundly about their lives: what worked, what didn't, how they survived strife and overcame it, the importance or not of commitment, monogamy, sex, romance, autonomy and independence, and of children (their own and from previous relationships), friends, relatives, ex-partners and in-laws. Lifelong love need not be elusive - this inspiring book convinces us that it is real and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 222.26g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0747586047
  • 9780747586043
  • 998,160

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'A fittingly optimistic look at committed relationships that work despite the odds ... there are delightful nuggets to reward readers' Publishers Weekly 'Refreshing in its candour. It clearly shows the warts of each relationship and the compromises couples make to stay together ... first-person tales from a number of couples comprise the bulk of the book and make fascinating reading' Chicago Tribune 'This book will unearth many surprises. By telling secrets, large and small, it convinces that lifelong love is a real, achievable possibility' Bazaarshow more

About Janet Reibstein

Janet Reibstein is a university lecturer, clinician, writer and broadcaster on the psychology of relationships. She has written three previous books about relationships, marriages and family. An American, she lives in the UK with her husband and two sons, and currently teaches at the University of Exeter. Her last book, Staying Alive: A Family Memoir, was published by Bloomsbury in more

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