All You Need To Create Profoundly Satisfying, Fully Authentic, Fiercely Committed Love
More marriages end in divorce than survive. Couples therapy is skyrocketing. If you want to make sure your
relationship can stand the test of time, you need a better approach to love. Here it is:
There is nothing better than falling in love.
The rush of romance. The feeling that you finally met your perfect match, and now that you’ve found
“IT,” your work is done.
But fast forward a couple of years and suddenly all those little habits you once were able to overlook have gotten
And all the concerns you thought were going to “change” or “get better” … well, they
haven’t improved at all.
He hasn’t gotten more ambitious like he promised. She hasn’t wanted to have sex as often as she did before.
You aren’t biting your tongue like you did in the beginning.
Her shopping habit isn’t cute anymore. His constant sporting event Sundays are really boring. You aren’t laughing
together like you used to.
Things have gotten harder. Annoying. Trying. NOT fun and easy. Boring, even.
What happened to that feeling? Why did it change?
Is it you? Is it them? Is love just impossible?
Is love only good in the beginning, and then just held together through obligation or convenience… or fear
50% Of Marriages End In Divorce. Why Is It So Hard To Stay In Love?
For 40 years, thousands of heartbroken singles and struggling couples have sat in my office, all asking me the same
“Why do my relationships keep failing? Is it really possible to have lasting love? What am I doing
Year after year, decade after decade, society changes, but love problems stay the same:
Lust fades. Love gets more difficult. People don’t know what to do, and give up.
Intimate partners who were once madly in love descend into a boring, uninspiring union. People cheat. Someone
leaves. The fire once lit by passion now burns with anger and hurt.
Problems like these have produced a divorce rate that fluctuates between forty and fifty percent in the US,
depending on the statistic sampled. The couples who make it to thirty-five years drop to
one in five, and by fifty years only one in twenty.
And those statistics don't measure the satisfaction of those couples that do stay together.
Most people try long-term coupling again, and those numbers appear even more discouraging. Second and third marriages
succeed even less often, with some reports as high as seventy-percent failures.
Why is this happening? And, more importantly, how can we change it?
“Meant To Be” Is A Very Dangerous Phrase
The early rush of love is the sweetest of experiences. When we find it, the joy we feel convinces us that we will be
happy forever. We can’t possibly imagine that our “soul mate” will ever disappoint us, and we do
whatever it takes to preserve those glorious, excited feelings.
But in our effort to “make all the good feelings last,” we end up taking the very
actions that guarantee love will end:
- We try to be the “facebook” version of ourselves all the time, so the person will
fall madly in love with us
- We hide our deepest secrets so we won’t scare the other person away
- We aren’t upfront about what we need or require from our partners, so we don’t appear
high maintenance or unattractive
- We bite our tongues and don’t speak up when something upsets us
Because the person we are dating is so wonderful, the discovery so exciting, and the joy of feeling known and knowing so
powerful, we ignore all the potential problems instead of dealing with them.
We are confident that these problems are no big deal. After all, our love is “meant to be,” and the person
we are with is so amazing that we don’t want to “rock the boat” in any way.
But all these little “white lies” or “bit tongues” or “small problems” will eventually
become bigger and more hurtful when you are no longer in la-la-lust land.
And all the truths you didn’t tell will hurt a lot more later.
All the habits you thought you could deal with when you had stars in your eyes will become virtually unbearable.
And you won’t be able to be the “facebook you” any longer. It’s too exhausting.
All the things you didn’t bring up before will have become the norm, so you’ll feel like it’s too
late to say anything now. Or you’ll just explode from pent up frustration.
In other words:
You Didn’t Do All The Things You Needed To At The Beginning To Create A Good Foundation, So Your Relationship
Will Crumble Like A House Of Cards
I know that sounds dire. But after 40 years and 100,000 hours counseling heartbroken individuals and couples, it would
feel dire to you too.
I’m not here to tell you what you want to hear, or what would make you feel better in the moment.
I’m here to tell you what you NEED to hear. To help you change. To help you take action and learn a new, better way
to approach love.
Romantic comedies, happily ever afters, “meant to bes,” “soul mate” - none of this prepares us for
real, lasting love.
They just set us up for disappointment, condition us to create bad habits in the critical first years, and prevent us from
learning the skills that not only make love last, but allow us to transform into the best people we can be.
To Create Love That Endures, We Need to Be Heroic
It’s understandable that we want to believe in the romantic comedy version of love. It’s what we know, and
it’s euphoric for as long as it lasts.
But here’s the good news: heroic love is better.
Heroic love lasts. It’s built on a sturdy foundation and only gets stronger as the relationship continues.
It doesn’t ask you to be fake. In fact, it demands the opposite.
It’s never boring. You experience the exciting joy of constant discovery and transformation, all in the presence of
your most beloved.
You get to be who you are, share your truth, and live to your fullest potential.
It’s the sweetest romance there is.
That’s because nothing we take for granted can be treasured.
Nothing that keeps us stagnant can ignite our imaginations.
When we approach our relationship like heroes, we dare to be authentic. We commit fiercely to our relationship and our
transformation. We create a love that is more profound, more soul-satisfying, than we ever imagined.
What 100,000 Hours Providing Therapy Revealed About Lasting Love
When people come to see me, filled with despair and yearning for something better, I teach them how to create heroic love:
from what it takes to create a foundation that’s built to last, to how to repair a
relationship that’s already crumbling.
Person after person, couple after couple - all ages, all genders, all types - have made massive breakthroughs before my
eyes. To say that this job has given my life meaning is an understatement.
As I grew older, it became increasingly important to me to write a book that could help a much larger audience. That’s
why I created Heroic Love: to help couples and singles get the benefits of being in therapy with me,
for a fraction of the cost and time.
Heroic Love is my life’s work. It’s the culmination of 4
degrees, thousands of patients, two counseling licenses, and over 40 years working with men and women who want something
more from their love lives.
It is a new path to love, one that exposes you to the distorted lens most of us have been looking through, and shows you
the truth about what it takes to make a relationship work.
All of the barriers to true and lasting love can be conquered. But very few heroes complete their quest
without a good map, preparation and supplies.
That’s where this book comes in: to give you the foundation and skills you need to create a deeply-fulfilling
relationship while achieving your highest potential as an individual and a team.
To do this, you need to know how to transform areas of conflict to opportunities for intimacy… how to truthfully
present who you are to your partner, and explore your relationship like an uncharted kingdom.
You need to know how to create the right foundation for lasting love, and take advantage of the critical early years to
build tools for regeneration, continued inspiration, and authentic connection.
And you need to understand how to the be the kind of partner that no man or woman could dream of leaving.
(This is one of the most crucial things I want to teach you - and one of the biggest causes for conflict and
heartbreak that I encounter).
This book will teach you all the skills you need to find the right person, build a quality relationship, stay aware of
warning signs of deterioration, fight to keep it alive, and triumph over statistics that predict doom, including:
- The 4 major potential relationship pitfalls and how to avoid them (they don’t include
cheating or lying - rather slow-building but toxic contamination)
- The key to successful relationship communication - you’ll understand your partner
(and be understood) like never before
- My 6-step plan for resolving relationship problems - and how to prevent arguments from
escalating out of control
- The 3 words you never want to say in an argument (they cause scars and erode the love you
- How to zero in on the right partner for you so you maximize your chances for lasting love -
including the 5 important questions you should ask a new partner to help you gauge whether he is emotionally ready
for a relationship
- How to build the right relationship foundation from the start, so that you both keep your
relationship alive with discovery and passion
- The common mistakes couples make that cause them to feel boredom and dissatisfaction in their
- Discovering and using your “Sweet Spots” - my recipe for relationship regeneration
that taps into the core of what makes your relationship unique
- Sample dialogues and powerful exercises so you can see what other couples have done and practice
the techniques in your own relationship
- How to heal from a relationship breakdown and work together to make your bond stronger
- The common ways couples unintentionally sabotage intimacy and connection - and how to manage your
issues before they get out of control
- How to make sure you’re being truly authentic about your needs, your wants, and your history
- even when it feels scary
- When to approach your partner with a difficult topic (timing really is everything) and how to talk
to your partner so he won’t get defensive
- 7 important questions you can ask yourself the next time you have a delicate matter to bring up
with your partner
- The 3 questions that determine how committed you and your partner are to your relationship
- Why breaking up could be the biggest mistake you make - you could be throwing away a relationship
that has the power to bring you to your deepest levels of growth
Try my book risk-free for 7 days and:
- Finally feel loved, treasured, and understood for all that you are
- Move past the pain of betrayal and establish unbreakable trust
- End the frustration of dating and fall in love for life
- Feel completely and utterly secure in your relationship
Plus – you can choose the format that’s just right for your lifestyle:
- The eBook version – 200+ pages packed with advice, easy to read and compatible with all your devices (computer, tablet
- OR… choose the eBook PLUS Audio Book Bundle – by far the best value. With the audio version,
you can listen “out loud” while driving, walking, anytime, anywhere! You’ll be
able to download the audio book right onto your favorite mobile device and take it anywhere you want.
I believe in the core of my being that nothing is better or more rewarding than love. Yet again and again I see promising couples
who once loved each other throw it away at the earliest sign of struggle.
Heroes don’t run for cover when things get tough. They square their shoulders, grab their swords, and ferociously fight for
the things they love.
The things in our lives that we have really wanted, worked hard for, and finally attained are the most precious.
This book is what you need to get the sweetest of rewards: love that constantly blooms, connection that continually surprises,
and a partner fighting all of life’s demons at your side.