Synopses & Reviews
Based on their 14 years together as relationship trainers working with over 100,000 singles and couples, Judith Sherven and James Sniechowski have developed a truly new and original way to approach relationships. Be Loved for Who You Really Are
describes how differences between partners can be a source of understanding and intimacy, enhancing rather than destroying a relationship. Readers learn to recognize the process of understanding differences, and what is necessary to keep lovemaking and romance alive for a lifetime.
Be Loved for Who You Really Are outlines a natural and predictable path that love requires, called the arc of love. Within this arc are four inevitable passages that enable the reader to better understand the challenges and pitfalls they will encounter, and to not confuse conflicts and tough times with disaster or failure.
The idea of a "passage" is used because as love evolves between two people it requires that they face into and grow through a number of challenges. Those challenges are necessary for them to mature in the wisdom of their love and intimacy and in the day-to-day relationship they are co-creating.
The four passages are:
*A Glimpse of What Is Possible, the wonderful time of falling in love when you actually see the per-fection of your partner.
*The Clash of Differences, when your love is tested through the inevitable conflicts that emerge from your differences.
*The Magic of Differences, when those very same differences allow you to be respected and loved for the person you truly are.
*And The Grace of Deep Intimacy, when the passionate wonder of the beginning is now yours, through and through, and your love touches everyone you encounter.
Unlike most relationship books, which are written primarily for women, Be Loved for Who You Really Are speaks to women and men equally. Judith & Jim underscore the fact that men are just as hungry for this kind of life-changing information.
Throughout Be Loved for Who You Really Are, Judith and Jim provide inspiring examples that show how love lives between people, and that differences can actually be the key to the deepest connection being together has to offer.
"This is a wonderful book for keeping love alive. Judith and Jim share their own journey of love as they help you understand yours. Their explanations and advice are on a higher level, that everyone, even those already in a successful relationship can greatly benefit from."
--Susan Jeffers, Ph.D., bestselling author of Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Opening Our Hearts to Men
Based on their sixteen years together as relationship trainers working with over 100,000 singles and couples, Judith Sherven and James Sniechowski have developed a truly new and original way to approach relationships. Be Loved for Who You Really Are
describes the four passages of love and shows how differences between partners can be a rich source of deep intimacy, enhancing instead of destroying a relationship. Readers learn to recognize, understand, and value differences as the secret to keeping love, passion, and real romance alive for a lifetime.
Judith and Jim provide many inspiring examples that show how real love lives between two people, and how differences are at the heart of the deepest connection being together has to offer.
About the Author
In addition to their psychological expertise, husband and wife, Judith Sherven, Ph.D.
and James Sniechowski, Ph.D.
have been guest-experts on over 700 television and radio shows, including Oprah, The OReilly Factor, Canada AM, The View,
and 48 Hours
. They enjoy their own successful marriage of fifteen years and reside in upstate New York.