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How to Be an Adult in Relationships : The Five Keys to Mindful Loving :  The Five Keys to Mindful Loving - David Richo

How to Be an Adult in Relationships : The Five Keys to Mindful Loving

The Five Keys to Mindful Loving

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Published: June 2002
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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, he explores five hallmarks of mindful loving and how they play a key role in relationships throughout life.

"Well-constructed and thought-provoking."--"Spirituality & Health""An inspiring and highly practical guide to effective relationships."--Kathlyn Hendricks, coauthor of "Conscious Loving "and "The Conscious Heart "

Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Home We Leavep. 7
How It All Beganp. 9
The Power of Mindfulnessp. 13
A Positive Spin on How It Was and Isp. 18
The Five A's: The Keys that Open Usp. 26
Unconditional Presence versus the Five Mindsets of Egop. 40
Practices: Our Skillful Meansp. 42
Love and Lessp. 52
Mirroring Lovep. 52
When We Deny We Were Deprivedp. 56
What Hurts Us Comforts Usp. 58
How Good for Me Was My Family?p. 61
Light on the Hurtp. 64
A Heroic Journeyp. 69
Practicesp. 70
Struggles Along the Wayp. 79
Choosing a Partnerp. 81
Am I Cut Out for Relationship?p. 82
Qualified Candidatesp. 85
What Are We Up To?p. 86
Full Disclosurep. 89
Sexualizing Our Needsp. 93
Such Longingsp. 97
Destiny Plays a Partp. 99
Practicesp. 101
Romance: The First Phase of Relationshipp. 106
Rising in Lovep. 108
When Romance Is Addictivep. 112
What Love Feels Likep. 116
Practicesp. 118
Conflictsp. 126
Working Things Outp. 128
The Past in the Presentp. 133
Men and Womenp. 136
Introvert or Extrovert?p. 138
Practicesp. 141
Fears Rush In--and Dangers, Toop. 153
Engulfment and Abandonmentp. 153
Learning from Our Fearsp. 155
Jealousyp. 156
Infidelityp. 158
Dealing with Disappointmentp. 161
Practicesp. 165
Letting Go of Egop. 174
Anatomy of the Arrogant Egop. 177
Anatomy of the Impoverished Egop. 181
The Riches of Ego and How to Find Themp. 183
A Yes to the Things We Cannot Changep. 184
Practicesp. 187
When Relationships Endp. 199
Ending with Grace and Moving Onp. 201
When Somebody Leaves Youp. 208
Returning the Blessingp. 215
Our Commitment and How It Deepensp. 217
The Virtues of Intimate Lovep. 220
Commitmentp. 226
Soul Matesp. 228
Practicesp. 231
Epiloguep. 243
The Steps and Shifts of Mindful Griefp. 246
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ISBN: 9781570628122
ISBN-10: 1570628122
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: June 2002
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Dimensions (cm): 22.5 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.4