• How to Be an Adult in Relationships

  • By: David Richo
  • Narrated by: David Richo
  • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-06-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (16 ratings)

Regular price: $28.00

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Publisher's Summary

"Most people think of love as a feeling," says David Richo, "but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present." In this audiobook, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships - one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person. Drawing on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, How to Be an Adult in Relationships explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in our relationships throughout life:

    Attention to the present moment; observing, listening, and noticing all the feelings at play in our relationships
    Acceptance of ourselves and others just as we are
    Appreciation of all our gifts, our limits, our longings, and our poignant human predicament
    Affection shown through holding and touching in respectful ways
    Allowing life and love to be just as they are, with all their ecstasy and ache, without trying to take control
When deeply understood and applied, these five simple concepts - what Richo calls the five A's - form the basis of mature love. They help us to move away from judgment, fear, and blame to a position of openness, compassion, and realism about life and relationships. By giving and receiving these five A's, relationships become deeper and more meaningful, and they become a ground for personal transformation.
©2018 David Richo (P)2018 Random House Audio
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4 out of 5 stars
By Justine Laliberte on 05-09-18

very insightful and eye opening

I'll someone who was raised by to narcissist and really had no grass one would a healthy adult relationship is, this book was very insightful and I opening. I will definitely referred to this book again and make notes and let everything really sink in for me.

The only thing I can say bad about this book was at the narrator sometimes was hard to listen to, his tone is alright but it just seems very monotone and sometimes I would fall asleep

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5 out of 5 stars
By Carolyn Gibson on 06-11-18

A very well written book packed with good information.

I found this book of great value, very well written full of good information and useful exercises. Although the narration was a little monotone with out too much expression which is rare when narrated by the author.
Overall a great book well worth a listen.

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