In this book, Sue Plumtree, author, life coach and story teller, reveals the 7 secrets that will enable you to build a strong and loving relationship.
Amongst other things, you will discover how to:
- get to like, respect and trust yourself,
- identify your deepest needs and wants, and how to have them met,
- find the right partner and build a committed relationship,
- develop a relationship that lasts,
- communicate so you and your partner become emotionally close.
The most important point she makes is that, first and foremost, you need to open your heart to yourself.
In this book, Sue invites you to learn the insights, knowledge and skills that will enable you to transform yourself first. Only then will you be able to build a relationship that is strong, loving and fulfilling.
As backdrop to each one of her 7 secrets, Sue uses her own 37 year unhappy marriage which she left aged 60 to highlight how she contributed to the death of her relationship.
This insight, painful though it was, enabled her to stop blaming her ex-husband for her unhappiness and to start taking responsibility for her role in the failure.
In the years since she left and grew increasingly happy and fulfilled, Sue began to explore the process that enabled her to build the foundation of a life filled with meaning and loving friendships - insights which she shares in this book.
Then, in December 2015 aged 70, she met Paul, the man who became her friend, her lover, soulmate and partner.
In the time they’ve been together, Sue has discovered exactly what it takes to build a strong, loving and emotionally intimate relationship which she also shares with you.
Sue does not rely only on her own experience but has thoroughly researched her recommendations which are supported by fellow relationship specialists and a range of sociological and psychological studies.