I thought I had this marriage thing down. We’ve been married 32 years, after all, and known each other for 15 more. And then I read Love Me True, and learned that I still have a lot to learn. Love Me True, by Jason Whiting, PhD, is a short book packed full of great advice for strengthening relationships. While it’s primarily focused on marriage and family, learning and applying the principles taught in this book can strengthen all your relationships.
Love Me True Summary
How can love, which is so beautiful and fun, cause such emotional ups and downs? Dr. Jason B. Whiting, a licensed marriage and family therapist, shares stories and research about relationships to show that deception is at the root of most couple problems. Learn to overcome deception and strengthen the trust and connection you’ve been longing for in your relationship.
Love Me True Review
Love Me True is a practical handbook for strengthening relationships through honesty. In addition to the liberal use of storytelling examples that teach the principles, each chapter concludes with a bulleted list of its main points and a list of discussion questions, making it easy to use as a teaching tool, whether in your own relationships or to be used in a class or group setting.
Once I discovered these lists, I found it helpful to read them before I read each chapter, instead of at the conclusion. This helped me to more quickly understand the concepts presented in each chapter. Some of the topics covered by Dr. Whiting in the first two sections which teach us about the different ways we deceive ourselves and our partners are Dishonesty & Deception, Anger & Safety, Denial & Responsibility, and Emotion & Acceptance. The final section of the book addresses making authentic connections in everything from friendships to passion.
Whether you’re an individual or a couple looking to strengthen an already good relationship or hoping to save one that seems to be faltering, or whether you’re a counselor who works to help people strengthen relationships, Love Me True is an excellent resource for reviewing and improving our own behavior and starting and conducting honest conversations with those we care about.