And Then They Lived Happily…
We enter our romantic relationships with great love, hope, and excitement--we've found the 'one', so we plan and forge our futures together. But sometimes, for many different reasons, relationships come undone; they don't work out. Commonly, we view this as a personal failure, rather than an opportunity. And instead of honoring what we once meant to each other, we hoard bitterness and anger, stewing in shame and resentment. Sometimes even lashing out in destructive and hurtful ways, despite the fact that we’re good people at heart. That's natural: we're almost biologically primed to respond this way.
Yet there is another path to the end of a relationship--one filled with mutual respect, kindness, and deep caring. Katherine Woodward Thomas's groundbreaking method, Conscious Uncoupling, provides the valuable skills and tools for you to travel this challenging terrain with these five thoughtful and thought-provoking steps:
Step 1: Find Emotional Freedom
Step 2: Reclaim Your Power and Your Life
Step 3: Break the Pattern, Heal Your Heart
Step 4: Become a Love Alchemist
Step 5: Create Your Happy Even After Life
This paradigm-shifting guide will steer you away from a bitter end and toward a new life that’s empowered and flourishing.
Marriage and family therapist Thomas (Calling in "The One") sets out to empower recently separated couples with a program designed to bring "dignity, goodness, and honor" to the end of a relationship. After making suggestions for salvaging the relationship via counseling and communication, Thomas outlines the five steps of conscious uncoupling, which include "find emotional freedom," "reclaim your power and your life," "break the pattern," "becom a love alchemist," and "creat your happily-even-after-life." Thomas uses her own experiences as points of instruction, sharing her inability to let go of an old flame and the struggles she's faced in her own divorce. She also provides validating scholarship, citing studies that show the brain reacts to bad breakups in the same way as to the death of loved ones. The practical challenges of a relationship's end are outlined, including harmonious co-parenting and equitable financial divisions. Thomas proves herself compassionate and emotionally in-tune with the pain of love lost, and her guidance will likely usher many of those afflicted to a brighter, or at least less bitter, future.