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Reviews of Love, Sex and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship:

Skeptical

I have to say, whenever I see a book with a title like this, or one that promises something like love, happiness and passion I am massively skeptical.

However, so far this book has more than lived up to my expectations and has removed any trace of skepticism.

To illustrate my point, I decided to implement just ONE of the strategies the author shares regarding proper communication and listening (especially in the heat of an angry moment) and it worked. Almost instantly. Instead of a fight being caused and dragging out, it snuffed the situation and opened the doors to a practical conversation that solved the issue.

Highly recommended.

Chichi Madrid

 

Wow, there’s an amazing amount of great stuff in here

Our reviewers loved this book! It’s got a wealth of useful information, some great quotations (we especially like Jay Leno’s), and very insightful quizzes that point out a lot of things you might not be aware of. Neil Rosenthal’s book draws from (and expands upon) a conglomeration of great self-help and relationship advice from the likes of Byron Katie, Bonnie Gabriel, and Ron Potter-Efron. From the advice in all the letters and case studies contained in this work, it is clear he is an experienced expert in the field.

Neil offers clear, sensible advice on an astounding array of topics. Whether you’re newlyweds or a veteran couple; whether you’re dating, living together, or struggling or separated; for couples who are deeply in love and for couples who have drifted apart; for couples seeking to add greater levels of connection, romance, respect, and yes – better sex – to their relationship, Neil Rosenthal’s book will not disappoint.

If you’re looking to deepen your relationship, work out your hot-button issues, find ways to romance your partner, or be more open to love and closeness, you will find a lot in Love, Sex, and Staying Warm!

Iron Ring Publishing

 

Everything you need

OK, so since I’m a guy, let’s assume that I need help with relationships 🙂

This is a very impressive book that is well-written and easy to read and absorb. I was surprised at the sheer scope of topics covered in all the book’s case studies and letters. Neil Rosenthal is obviously a smart, capable, and experienced counselor.

Whether you’re seeking help evaluating yourself or your relationship, you’ll get good advice and insights for developing closeness, dealing with crises, building (and maintaining) trust, listening and sharing, and just about anything else you may need. I’ll look forward to reading more from this author!

Dan DeFigio

 

Simply the Best!

Neil’s expertise not only speaks toward my own interests in learning about my relationship, but my fiancé also read this cover to cover and loved it. It’s incredibly relatable and highly recommended for anyone who has been in love, is currently in love or wants to find love.

Jessica Cie

 

Exactly what I needed

This book was pretty much exactly what I needed. Without sounding like I’m bragging, I’m always great at the BEGINNING of relationships but as time progresses my excitement and passion tends to wane a little. It’s natural, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay.

Reading this book gave me some real clarity on mistakes I’ve been making, where I’ve been going wrong and more importantly… how to improve upon it. Looking forward to taking the strategies laid out in this book and implementing into my current relationship. I think it will help.

Daniel Lee

 

A licensed marriage and family therapist offers his advice on improving intimate relationships.

In his debut book, Rosenthal draws on his experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist and a relationship-advice columnist for the Denver Post. As a nationally recognized expert on intimacy, he provides valuable insights about finding harmony, contentment and passion. He addresses dozens of topics, including how to romance a woman, handle criticism and discover one’s own hidden issues. Other subjects include how to let down one’s guard, communicate when one is angry or hurt, and keep things together during a crisis. He also looks at how to add spark to one’s sex life, even addressing the fine art of erotic talk. Each chapter ends with quotations and quips about relationships, adding sage advice and a lighthearted feel. The author’s selection of quotes reveals the wisdom he’s accumulated over 25 years, such as this example, credited to the late Canadian novelist Robertson Davies: “As a general thing, people marry most happily with their own kind. The trouble lies in the fact that people usually marry at an age when they do not really know what their own kind is.” Rosenthal also quotes from comedian Bob Hope (“People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy”), helpfully reminding couples that they should also keep their senses of humor. There are quizzes to help readers determine whether they are empathetic, good listeners, walled-off, controlling or possibly sabotaging their relationships. There’s also a concluding “Notes” section, with citations of other publications, indexed by chapter and topic. Overall, the guide is informative and entertaining, and the writing, devoid of jargon. Unlike other books in this genre, there’s no attempt here to fit men and women into predetermined categories—just down-to-earth advice. Like a sort of car manual for couples, this is a useful book to consult before (or after) the “check engine” light flickers on a relationship’s dashboard.

A wise, witty and helpful guide for couples wishing to improve and enliven their romantic connections.

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