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In Love Cycles, veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll presents a groundbreaking model of the five natural stages of romantic relationships the Merge, Doubt and Denial, Disillusionment, Decision, and Wholehearted Love and a guide for navigating through them toward lasting love. Love Cycles helps readers understand where they are in the cycle of their relationship and provides a clear strategy for how to stay happy and committed, even in difficult times.
Couples therapist Linda Carroll is certified in Transpersonal Psychology and Imago Therapy, and is a master teacher in Pairs Therapy. She teaches workshops at Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico), and throughout the west, and lives in Oregon. Sam Keen, the author of Fire in the Belly, lives in northern California.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sam Keen Introduction
Chapter 1. The Merge Chapter 2. Doubt and Denial Chapter 3. Six Essential Skills Chapter 4. Disillusionment Chapter 5. Seven Normal Troubles Chapter 6. Decision Chapter 7. Couple on the Edge Chapter 8. Our Sexual Cycles Chapter 9. The Fine Art of Differentiation Chapter 10. Wholehearted Loving: The Barriers Chapter 11. Wholehearted Loving: The Bridges Chapter 12. Love Is an Inside Job
What Love Stage Are You In?: A Quick Quiz by Pepper Schwartz and Linda Carroll Acknowledgments Endnotes Index About the Author