If your relationship were a garden, what shape would the flowers be in?
Pat Love and Sunny Shulkin shed some sunshine on the question as they take a humorous look at the things we all do that whittle away at perfectly good relationships.
How To Ruin a Perfectly Good Relationship is an eye-opening guide to the multitude of ways so many of us whittle, whether it’s taking our partner for granted, treating him or her like a stranger, making mountains out of mole hills, or engaging in any number of other nasty habits. Problem is that relationships really are like gardens–they need to be tended, cared for, nurtured, for if they are not, they die.
Tiny in stature but big in vision, this book is a playful exploration that will have you giggling as you count how many times you or your partner appear in its pages. But Pat and Sunny have serious business in mind: they point out that research shows that the behaviors described, no matter how insignificant they seem, over time erode the love between two people. And since the majority of couples indicate that “growing apart” is the reason for the dissolution of their relationship, this isn’t really a laughing matter.
ISBN: 978-1-891944-88-8 • 2003 • 72 Pages • Softcover • $8.95