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Purpose of Love, The

A guidebook for defining and cultivating your most significant relationship

by Dorothy Ratusny

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happiness, emotions, interpersonal relations
list price: $21.95
category: Self-help
published: 2007
publisher: Insomniac Press

Blame it on Cinderella: We get married because we want to believe that true love and lasting happiness are possible, but all too often, our choice of a mate is based on flawed assumptions and unrealistic expectations. We have an idealistic view of how our love relationship should be, but we ignore the work it takes to create and sustain that healthy lasting love. We expect a loving relationship to make us happy, without knowing what happiness means for us. The Purpose of Love is for anyone currently in a love relationship or in search of one. It is a guidebook to help you figure out what you need to be happy -- first with yourself and then as part of a loving couple. This book will help you identify what you want in a life partner and heal old wounds from the past. It is only when we realize that we alone are responsible for our own happiness that are we free to be in a relationship without needing the other person to "make us happy."

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About the Author

Dorothy Ratusny

Dorothy Ratusny is a certified psychotherapist who specializes in cognitive therapy. In addition to her private practice working with teens, adults, and couples, she acts as a consultant for corporations and professional groups offering workshops on enhanced communication and personal development. She was featured on the Life Network's series Love Is Not Enough and contributes to the Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, and FAZE Magazine. Dorothy practices in Toronto and Thornhill, Ontario. Visit www.dorothyratusny.com.
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