For God’s Sake! Try Staying in a Relationship? is a simple, straightforward book about relationships from college days to work life and choices of partnership in various kinds of bonds. It focuses on how tradition and the current trends in society influence relationships, and on what affects couples. Is it their individual families, in laws, finance, differences of personality or just the adversities of life?
With several years of counselling experience behind them, the authors share their insights in this book. Before entering any type of relationship, individuals need to look at the final step of confirming their commitment not just based on love but also relating to their needs as a person. The authors have included case studies that explore the different situations that come between couples and which can be handled with some understanding and communication. They have also brought out the learnings of the 4 Cs by Betty Lou Bettner and Amy Lew — connect, capable, count, courage — to recover relationships. The subjects of intimacy, divorce, and the stages of marriage over the life span are also addressed for today’s couples. The creative illustrations correlate with the content to enable readers to gain better insights into the subject. This book provides fresh perspectives on new age marriage and relationships and how couples can work towards a more lasting foundation.
“In the era of disconnectedness and despair, this book about relationships, romances, getting ready for and forming marital partnerships is a gem on itself – with all the practical and time-tested dos and don’ts. What is more, it is a ray of hope, breathing and bringing optimism to all of us. Its core concern with healthy relationships, its practical and yet culturally sensitive approach to marriages, and its focus on human values, all make this book a must read.”
~ Marina Bluvshtein, PhD
Licensed Psychologist; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Director of the Center for Adlerian Practice and Scholarship, Adler University, Chicago
President of the International Association of Individual Psychology (IAIP)