Love Life

Janet Reibstein

The culmination of many years’ work by renowned psychologist and psychotherapist Dr Janet Reibstein, HAPPY EVER AFTER is the book on which a major new 5-part Channel Four TV series is based.

So, what is the key to a successful relationship? Money and/or an untroubled life? No, says Reibstein, although you do have to start with love. However, flying in the face of current post-Freudian thought and its emphasis on individual freedom, she says that if love is not to turn sour you need to build on it with: protection, focus, gratitude, balance and pleasure.

Working these concepts through with numerous couples from wildly differing backgrounds, and backing her theories with solid scientific research, Reibstein shows how a ‘downward spiral’ can be turned into an ‘upward spiral’ and how you too can build a strong and lasting relationship.

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