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Daring to Love

Daring to Love
Move Beyond Fear of Intimacy, Embrace Vulnerability, and Create Lasting Connection

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ISBN: 9781684030736
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About the Book

When it comes to finding love, are you standing in your own way? Daring to Love will help you identify the internal barriers that cause you to sabotage your love life, open yourself up to vulnerability, and build the intimate, lasting relationship you truly desire.

After a breakup, most of us spend a lot of time thinking long and hard about what the other person did to cause it, rather than reflecting on ourselves. It seems self-evident that we want our romantic relationships to work, and that love and long-term commitment are our ultimate goals. But what if our desire for love is actually not as straightforward as our emotions make us believe? What if, instead of pursuing love, we are unconsciously pushing it away?

In Daring to Love, Tamsen and Robert W. Firestone offer techniques based in Robert Firestone’s groundbreaking voice therapy—the process of giving spoken word to unhealthy patterns—to help you understand how you are getting in your own way on the quest for true love. Love, the Firestones argue, makes us vulnerable and triggers old defenses we formed in childhood, causing us to sabotage our relationships in myriad subtle—and not-so-subtle—ways. Using the voice therapy strategies in this book, you will be able to identify your own defensive patterns and uncover the destructive messages your critical inner voice is telling you about yourself, your partners, and your relationships.

If you’re struggling to cultivate lasting relationships, this book can help you embark on your next romantic journey with more openness and self-knowledge.

Authors

Tamsen Firestone is founder and editor-in-chief of www.psychalive.org, an online mental health resource visited by millions of people each year. She has also been principal editor for many of the books written... Read more

Books by Tamsen Firestone

Robert W. Firestone, PhD, is a psychologist and author whose best-known books—The Fantasy Bond, Voice Therapy, Combating Destructive Thought Processes, and Compassionate Child-Rearing—outline a comprehensive theory on neurosis and human development... Read more

Books by Robert W. Firestone

Leslie S. Greenberg, PhD, is distinguished research professor emeritus of psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Books by Leslie S. Greenberg

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