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Stay or Go: Dr. Ruth's Rules for Real Relationships
by , Pierre A. Lehu

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English

Pages

144

Publication Date

January 09, 2018

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<p>Committing to a long-term relationship is a big deal—especially if you have doubts. With a focus on common sense over emotion, world-renowned sex and relationship therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer offers straight-up advice on whether you should stick it out or cut your losses and move on.</p><p>In <i>Stay or Go</i>, Dr. Ruth divides troubled couplings into three “flavors”: Dark Toxic (run!), Rocky Road (rough patch ahead), and Merely Troubled (it’s worth the effort). She knows relationships are rarely black and white—there’s always the bad with the good—so here she helps you determine where the scales in your relationship are tipping.</p><p>Delving into everything from communicating to financial stresses, parenting pressures to long-distance relationships, she helps you to understand your romantic expectations—reasonable and unreasonable—what you can do to save a relationship, and how and when you should say goodbye. And it all comes with the wit and wisdom that has made Dr. Ruth the one to turn to for putting your life together once and for all.</p>
Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life
by , Barbara Pierce Bush

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout
by Rick Rigsby

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English

Pages

162

Publication Date

August 06, 2006

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<p><strong>* USA Today and Wall Street Journal best seller*</strong></p><p><strong>Be inspired by the book behind the graduation speech by Dr. Rick Rigsby’s– now with 100+ million views on Facebook and YouTube. </strong></p><p>After his wife died, Rick Rigsby was ready to give up. The bare minimum was good enough. Rigsby was content to go through the motions, living out his life as a shell of himself. But then he remembered the lessons his father taught him years before - something insanely simple, yet incredibly profound.</p><p>These lessons weren’t in advanced mathematics or the secrets of the stock market. They were quite straightforward, in fact, for Rigsby’s father never made it through third grade. But if this uneducated man’s instructions were powerful enough to produce a Ph.D. and a judge – imagine what they can do for you.</p><p>Join Rigsby as he dusts off time-tested beliefs and finds brilliantly simple answers to modern society’s questions. In a magnificent testament to the “Greatest Generation” which gave so much and asked so little in return, <em>Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout</em> will challenge you while reigniting your passion to lead a truly fulfilling life.</p><p>After all, it’s never too late to learn a little bit more about life – just ask the third-grade dropout.</p>
Not My Father's Son: A Memoir
by Alan Cumming

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

October 07, 2014

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<p><strong>“Equal parts memoir, whodunit, and manual for living . . . a beautifully written, honest look at the forces of blood and bone that make us who we are, and how we make ourselves.”  --Neil Gaiman</strong><u9:p></u9:p></p><p>In his unique and engaging voice, the acclaimed actor of stage and screen shares the emotional story of his complicated relationship with his father and the deeply buried family secrets that shaped his life and career.</p><p>A beloved star of stage, television, and film—“one of the most fun people in show business” (<em>Time</em> magazine)—Alan Cumming is a successful artist whose diversity and fearlessness is unparalleled. His success masks a painful childhood growing up under the heavy rule of an emotionally and physically abusive father—a relationship that tormented him long into adulthood.</p><p>When television producers in the UK approached him to appear on a popular celebrity genealogy show in 2010, Alan enthusiastically agreed. He hoped the show would solve a family mystery involving his maternal grandfather, a celebrated WWII hero who disappeared in the Far East. But as the truth of his family ancestors revealed itself, Alan learned far more than he bargained for about himself, his past, and his own father.</p><p>With ribald humor, wit, and incredible insight, Alan seamlessly moves back and forth in time, integrating stories from his childhood in Scotland and his experiences today as a film, television, and theater star. At times suspenseful, deeply moving, and wickedly funny, <em>Not My Father’s Son</em> will make readers laugh even as it breaks their hearts.</p>
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
by Roxane Gay

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 13, 2017

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<p>From the <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author of <em>Bad Feminist</em>: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.</p><p><em>“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”</em></p><p>In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In <em>Hunger,</em> she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.</p><p>With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.</p>
Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus: Practical Guide for Impr...
by John Gray

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

October 13, 2009

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The most well-know, long-lived, and tried-and-tested relationships guide ever, the phenomenal #1 <em>New York Times </em>bestseller <em>Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus </em>is now available for the first time ever as an ebook. In this classic guide to understanding the opposite sex, Dr. John Gray provides a practical and proven way for men and women to improve their communication by acknowledging the differences between their needs, desires, and behaviors. No other relationship guide on the market will give you the same level of evidence-based insight sure to help you strengthen and nurture your relationships for years to come.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide ...
by , Nan Silver

Language

English

Pages

321

Publication Date

May 05, 2015

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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages.<br />        <br />This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved.<br />        <br />Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, <b>The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work</b> is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.<br /><br />The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage.<br />Maintain a love map. <br />Foster fondness and admiration. <br />Turn toward instead of away. <br />Accept influence. <br />Solve solvable conflicts. <br />Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. <br />Create shared meaning.<br /><br />Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.
The Sober Diaries: How one woman stopped drinking and started liv...
by Clare Pooley

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

December 28, 2017

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<p>Like many women, Clare Pooley found the juggle of a stressful career and family life a struggle so she left her successful role as a Managing Partner in one of the world's biggest advertising agencies to look after her family. She knew the change wouldn't be easy but she never expected to find herself an overweight, depressed, middle-aged mother of three who was drinking more than a bottle of wine a day, and spending her evenings Googling 'Am I an alcoholic?'</p><p> This book is the bravely honest story of a year in Clare's life. A year that started with her quitting booze and then being given the devastating diagnosis of breast cancer. By the end of the year she is booze-free and cancer-free, she no longer has a wine belly, is two stone lighter and with a life that is so much richer, healthier and more rewarding than ever before. She has a happier family and a more positive outlook. <i>Sober Diaries </i>is an upbeat, funny and positive look at how to live life to the full. </p><p> Interwoven within Clare's own very personal and brilliantly comic story is research and advice as she discovers the answers to questions like: <i>How do I know if I'm drinking too much? How will I cope at parties? What do I say to friends and family? How do I cope with cravings? If I stop drinking will I lose weight? What if my partner still drinks? </i>And many more.</p>
1-2-3 Magic: 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Par...
by Thomas Phelan

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

February 02, 2016

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<p><strong>The simplest, most effective parenting program for raising happy, well-behaved children</strong></p><p><strong>• 2016 Mom's Choice Award Winner<br /> • 2016 National Parenting Product Award Winner<br /> • 2016 Family Choice Award Winner</strong></p><p>"<em>1-2-3 Magic</em> <strong>made parenting fun again.</strong>"</p><p>"My three-year-old has become a different little girl, <strong>and she is so much happier now.</strong>"</p><p>"<strong>All I have to say is that the ideas in this book really WORK!</strong> It really is like magic!"</p><p>"Our home has become <strong>a much more positive place.</strong>"</p><p>The sixth edition of the 1.8 million-copy bestseller <em>1-2-3 Magic</em> by internationally acclaimed parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. compiles two decades of research and experience into an easy-to-use program designed for parents striving to connect more deeply with their children and help them develop into healthy, capable teenagers and adults. Dr. Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps:</p><p>1. Helping your children learn how to control their emotions and refrain from negative behavior, including tantrums, whining, and sibling rivalry<br /> 2. Encouraging good behavior in your children and providing positive feedback <br /> 3. Strengthening your relationships with your children to reinforce the natural parent-child bond</p><p>You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, as well as real-life stories from parents who have successfully navigated common parenting challenges such as reluctance to do chores, talking back, and refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night. For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help their children develop emotional intelligence, raise healthier, happier families, and put the fun back into parenting.</p><p>Along with other highly-respected parenting classics such as <em>How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk</em>, <em>Parenting with Love and Logic</em>, <em>The 5 Love Languages of Children</em>, <em>No Drama Discipline</em>, and <em>The Whole Brain Child</em>, <em>1-2-3 Magic</em> is an essential tool for parents hoping to connect more deeply with their children.</p>
A Child Called It: One Child's Courage to Survive
by Dave Pelzer

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English

Pages

206

Publication Date

January 01, 2010

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<P>This book chronicles the unforgettable account of one of the most severe child abuse cases in California history. It is the story of Dave Pelzer, who was brutally beaten and starved by his emotionally unstable, alcoholic mother: a mother who played tortuous, unpredictable games--games that left him nearly dead. He had to learn how to play his mother's games in order to survive because she no longer considered him a son, but a slave; and no longer a boy, but an "it."</P><P>Dave's bed was an old army cot in the basement, and his clothes were torn and raunchy. When his mother allowed him the luxury of food, it was nothing more than spoiled scraps that even the dogs refused to eat. The outside world knew nothing of his living nightmare. He had nothing or no one to turn to, but his dreams kept him alive--dreams of someone taking care of him, loving him and calling him their son. </P>

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