Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment
(from Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment by Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks)
This book was recommended to me so I purchased it second hand and started reading it. I soon realised this is not a book you just read, it is a book that provides you with daily homework. There are two parts to the book: the first part describes co-depency and explains how to turn a relationship into co-commitment where both people are committed to their development rather than hindering it. It is interesting how the Hendricks explain how they themselves went through this process and how long it took them so we are under no illusion that this is a quick fix. I can identify with so many of the case studies, it is one of the books that has made more sense to me for a long time.
The second part is a compilation of exercises to do alone or with your partner. They are very well explained and laid out and there is a running order that is logical. I have started on the exercise list for single people and have been working on it every evening. I have seld recorded some meditations so I do not have to be reading the book when I am supposed to be feeling feelings in my body. The Hendricks invites us to go back to our body and feel the whole range of our feelings rather than running away and then find solutions by calming down and meditating rather than reacting to things in a rush. A very worthwhile book to read and an extremely good guide for self-development if you choose to do the homework. The more you put in it the more you get out.