The Practice of Love: Break Old Patterns, Rebuild Trust, and Create a Connection That Lasts

Rowman & Littlefield. Feb. 2022. 272p. ISBN 9781538139363. $34. SELF-HELP
Torrent, a licensed marriage and family therapist, brings together a number of case studies and reflections for helping couples understand the wounds that brought them together and how they play out in their relationship. He offers a dissection of roles inherent within every relationship—wounded child, defender, inner critic—and offers suggestions for understanding and responding to each need. Torrent provides exercises to help readers identify their “parts,” put together a narrative of themselves, and let go of what isn’t relevant.
VERDICT In this optional purchase, the author implements a mélange of different techniques and practices without a consistent theme.
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