Secrets of Happy Couples: Loving Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Life
by Kim Olver
In this book, Kim Olver surveyed 100 couples who have been together at least 10 years and are both happy and satisfied with their relationship.
Secrets of Happy Couples
Love: Empowered by Choice
What's in between is determined by the ability of each individual to bring your fullest self to love while embracing the same gift from your partner.Making that happen is at the heart of Secrets of Happy Couples.Whether you're in love and want to make it better, or are alone and want to get it right next time, relationship expert Kim Olver reveals the hidden truths behind happiness and satisfaction.
• Exclusive insights and suggestions gained by surveying happy couples
• Practical advice from a range of experts synthesized into learnable lessons
• Tips for identifying problems and what to do about them
• A 3-step process you've never heard before for surviving affairs
• The power of moving beyond "tolerating" differences to truly appreciating them
• How to meet your partner's needs and your own at the same time
Most couples get along when times are good. But when times are
rough they fight with each other, ignore each other, or leave the relationship.
Most people believe that seeking help with their relationship is
an admission that they are flawed in some major way. They either view
obtaining help as a defeat or they feel that their relationship is private
and outside people shouldn’t be brought into it, even to help. Still other
people believe relationship counselors don’t know any more than they
do. After all, what’s to know about keeping a relationship together?
The truth is that there is a whole lot to learn about having good relationships. Unfortunately, the only relationship training most of us
ever receive is passive learning through the media or through modeling
adults who live in our house when we are children. My models were my
parents who received their informal training from my grandparents. My
grandparents, in turn, learned all they knew from my great grandparents
and so on back through the generations. This hardly qualifies as relationship
Gary Chapman, Ph.D. author of The Five Love languages and Love As a Way of Life
If you wonder what it takes to be happy as a couple, this book is for you. Kim uses real life stories, survey data, and practical skills; all of which point to success. Olver is breaking exciting new ground.
Gina Mollicone-Long, International Best-Selling Author of Think or Sink
"Secrets of Happy Couples provides a complete guide to relationships, starting before you are in one, taking you through the getting together, compatibility and maintenance stages while ending with how to manage the grief of a relationship ending, whether it be through death, divorce or a personal decision to separate. It's brilliant. Olver provides a road map for success at any stage.”
Dr. Karen Kan - Author of Creating Your Fairytale Love Life: Harness the Law of Attraction to Manifest Your Dream Partner
“If there ever was such a thing as a ‘relationship training manual’, this is it. This book is a “must-read” for all single and coupled men and women everywhere who desire a deeply connected and joyous loving relationship. Not only does Olver present real research on what actually works in relationships from the 100 happy couples she surveyed, but she writes in a compassionate, clear and engaging style. Once you start reading this book, you won’t want to put it down!”
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