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Book Review – Power Snuggles: Your Path to Vibrant and Lasting Love

Whether your romantic relationship leaves lots to be desired or could simply use a tune up, you’ll learn therapeutic wisdom and practical strategies for getting the love you want in Power Snuggles: Your Path to Vibrant and Lasting Love by Jon and
Beverly Meyerson. Although they’re friends of mine, I’d write the same stellar review of this guide to lasting love if I’d never met them.

The goal of Power Snuggles is to turn universal power struggles into growth and healing opportunities. Of course, one of you can’t simply read this book and fix the relationship single-handedly. Two will need to tango for your relationship to maximize its potential. But don’t underestimate how one person making small changes can have a huge effect on a partner’s actions and reactions. You can learn a lot from Power Snuggles. After nearly 30 years of marriage and being a therapist, I did!

The book is chunked down into 10 sections and includes over 80 brief examples of how we can either struggle or snuggle over an issue. Some of my favorite topics include The Blame Game, Who Should Control the Purse Strings, How Arguments Evolve and How to Avoid Them, It’s Not Really about Socks on the Floor, Don’t Change Who I Am, When Being Right Is Wrong, If You Win You Both Lose, What Makes a Happy Marriage, and a Three-Minute Relationship Change.

Much of the book focuses on actively listening to your partner and sharing feelings in a way that makes it easier for him or her to really hear you. Most “snuggles” (which are less than two pages) start out with a brief dialogue between a hypothetical couple to illustrate a point, then go on to show what direction a struggle or a snuggle would take. The book also liberally uses scientific research to back up its advice and suggestions, but in a light way so as not to bog down your reading momentum.

Power Snuggles starts off by describing the start of an hyptothetical relationship and ends with journal entries by these partners which show their innermost thoughts followed by an analysis of what the authors think is really going on and what the couples’ musings might portend for the marriage. This book is easy to read. You can put it down after reading an example or two or read entire sections at a time on What is Love All About, Is My Partner Crazy, and How Do We Avoid Conflicts? Learn more at
Power Snuggles (Amazon) or http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/power-snuggles-jon-meyerson/1120138434?ean=9781455620449. The authors’ website is http://powersnuggles.com/.

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