Finding the love of your life and holding onto that relationship is more difficult than ever. The problem hasn’t gone unnoticed. From relationship therapists to speed-dating, self-help books to online matchmaking, an entire industry has developed to help us navigate the bumpy road of relationships. Yet in spite of the availability of all these resources, many of us still struggle to discover and keep the love of our lives. That is, until now.
This groundbreaking book from the frontiers of psychology offers startling new research about the one missing factor that is vital to relationships – forgiveness. A national best-selling author and leading expert on forgiveness, Dr. Fred Luskin shows that no matter how much two people may love each other, their relationship will not succeed unless they practice forgiveness – an approach that most relationship experts continue to ignore.
Why is forgiveness an essential tool for relationships? Studies reveal that 70 percent for what we argue about at the beginning of our relationships will never be fully resolved. In other words, our basic needs and behaviors don’t change over time. The issues are endless: the socks that always end up on the floor, how often to have sex, and, of course, friends and family. Without forgiveness, these issues too easily turn into relationship-eroding grudges.