Coming Together is a definitive, no apologies roadmap for a successful intimate relationship. Learn to create a deeply satisfying bond that lasts long after the honeymoon spark. This book normalises any struggles you might be going through without blame and offers solid and lasting tools to take you into increasing clarity and sustainable love.
With relationship dissatisfaction and break down at an all-time high, if you buy only one book on relationships this year, make it this one.
Annette Baulch & Graeme Sudholz have been relationship counsellors, sex therapists and retreat facilitators with a tantric flavour since 2006. Their inclusive approach is known for changing lives through changing relationships, as couples learn to open their hearts and come home to love.
In a clear and simple way, Annette and Graeme lay out the ground rules for engaging deeply in relationships.
Having built a foundation of intimate, loving connection, Annette and Graeme focus on celebrating loving relationships through our sexuality. They guide us with gentleness, humour and sensitivity through what has been for many a painful landmine of shame and broken dreams. They articulate the differences that men and women experience in their approaches to and experiences of sexuality. This helps us to deepen our understanding of ourselves, and have greater patience and tolerance to support and nurture our partners. They give clear and simple instructions on exercises for sexual healing.
This book is a guide for us to return our sexuality to its natural innocence, beauty and proper expression of love in intimacy. Many of the potholes on the path to spiritual lovemaking are identified, and solutions are presented in ways that are gentle, non-shaming and encouraging.
Unlike many books on Love and Sexuality, Coming Together shares, in detail, Annette and Graeme's own struggles and triumphs. This helps us to feel more OK about our own personal challenges in our relationships.
The wisdom shared here comes from Annette and Graeme's own personal experiences of sexual union in a committed relationship. Committed relationships offer us the container to go to depth, because they provide the safety to take the risk of showing up in honesty, passion and vulnerability. They enable us to work through difficult, awkward and even hurtful
feelings until a place of harmony and reconnection is established.
I honour their desire to make the world a more open-hearted and loving place. This book will help you to open your heart and live your life fully. Enjoy.
Nicholas De Castella, Director, Institute of Heart Intelligence
Annette and Graeme's dedication is clearly shown throughout this carefully thought out and well-crafted book. They have no hesitation in sharing their own remarkable journeys of personal, sexual and spiritual growth. I recommend this book to those who have the courage and willingness to embrace their own journey of awakening.
Oceana, Original Co-Founder of Oztantra
You have done a fabulous job with this. You write beautifully, and it took all my strength not to get lost in the writing and forget to edit.
Alex Fullerton, Editor
This is a book for those who want success in their relationships. Having known Annette and Graeme over the long journey of self-discovery which has culminated in this roadmap, I'm in awe at the clarity, tenderness, inspiration and hope contained in here.
Dr Andrew Horwood, Melbourne, VIC