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How to Be An Adult in Relationships

The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
Richo, David (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
How to Be An Adult in Relationships
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Author Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships--one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, he explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life, helping us to move away from judgment, fear, and blame to a position of openness, compassion, and realism about life and relationships.--From publisher description.
Authors: Richo, David, 1940-
Title: How to be an adult in relationships
the five keys to mindful loving
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xiv, 265 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Richo
Contents: Pt. 1: The home we leave. How it all began ; Love and less
Pt. 2: Struggles along the way. Choosing a partner ; Romance : the first phase of relationship ; Conflicts ; Fears rush in
and dangers, too ; Letting go of ego ; When relationships end
Pt. 3: Returning the blessing. Our commitment and how it deepens
Summary: Author Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships--one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, he explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life, helping us to move away from judgment, fear, and blame to a position of openness, compassion, and realism about life and relationships.--From publisher description.
ISBN: 1570628122
Branch Call Number: 158.2 R533h 2002
Subject Headings: Interpersonal relations Religious aspects Buddhism Love Religious aspects Buddhism Interpersonal relations Love
Topical Term: Interpersonal relations
Love
Interpersonal relations
Love
LCCN: 2001055015
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This is the book you will wish you had read BEFORE the end of things, and really if we're being honest, BEFORE the start of anything else.


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Apr 02, 2011
  • AnneDromeda rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

<p>I picked up <i>How to be an Adult in Relationships</i> for a book club that runs at the yoga studio I attend, and also because (as my yoga teacher put it) I was wondering, you know, how one goes about being an adult in relationships...?</p>

<p>David Richo certainly has a unique writing style, and almost as certainly an undergrad degree in literature (see his many Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson quotes), but he has a lot of wisdom to impart. The book's central organizing theme is that we will be better partners when we learn to be more loving people to the world, not just those in our families. Richo gives many practical exercises for single and committed people to help develop skills in mindfulness and a general loving outlook.</p>

<p>I'd highly recommend this book to anyone wanting advice on how to be a more loving, patient person, and especially to those who keep an ongoing yoga practice. It draws from non-denominational spiritual and psychological traditions roughly equally. There is a slight emphasis on Buddhist principles, but they present themselves mostly in sections dealing directly with mindfulness and one certainly needn't be Buddhist to benefit.</p>

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