Tell Me the Truth About Love: 13 Tales from the Therapist's Couch (Hardback)
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Tell Me the Truth About Love: 13 Tales from the Therapist's Couch (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 19/05/2022
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Drawing from decades’ worth of experience in providing couples therapy, the former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council delivers a captivating and endlessly helpful volume focusing on romantic relationships and how to navigate them.

Drawing on over 30 years of therapeutic encounters with people facing hurdles in their love lives, former Chair of the British Psychoanalytic Council Susanna Abse takes us deep inside one of the most fascinating realms there is: other people's relationships.

Candid and captivating, each chapter is inspired by a classic, timeless story. Parents blow their straw house down; Rapunzel yearns for companionship but remains trapped in her castle. Couples strive to navigate the fall from Eden, the bitter taste of the poison apple and strangers in their beds.

From dealing with infidelity to navigating our changing role within a single relationship over the course of a lifetime, Tell Me the Truth About Love sheds vivid light on the human heart, and its struggle to both embrace life's greatest gift and protect itself from pain. Inside, you will find solace, wisdom and unparalleled insight into how, and why, we love.

Publisher: Ebury Publishing
ISBN: 9781529107333
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 224 x 143 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A must-read for everyone wanting to understand more about what makes us fall in - and out - of love' - Philippa Perry

'A charming, useful, kind book about the pains and hopes of relationship' - Alain de Botton

'Powerful, masterful, insightful. With every turn of the page I learnt more about people and their relationships and, ultimately, about myself' - Annalisa Barbieri

'Tell Me the Truth about Love is a compelling and thoughtful book which anyone who is interested in the dynamics of romantic relationships should read. Abse is a psychoanalyst so her approach is reflexive, and the complex learnings that couples make during therapy with her seem to unfold in real time. This is not a book about quick fixes. It is a book that demonstrates that no couple is able to meet each other's desires completely, but the relationship exists in the trying' - Suzi Godson

'The inner lives of couples fascinate us. We wonder what goes when we sense trouble and heartache. Susanna Abse shows how therapists turn hurts, and misunderstandings into longed for deeper connections' - Susie Orbach *

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“Some interesting stories but not as compelling as some I've read”

Susanna Abse is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 30 years experience. These are stories about people she has counselled over the years. They are not actually "true" but are stories that are... More

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