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5 Steps to Living Happily Even After
by Katherine Woodward Thomas
We’ve all had the experience of finding a clandestine book. When a book jumps off the shelf, literally, into your hands, or calls to you from a distance like the fog horn of change. I’d say Conscious Uncoupling changed me, but the truth is I changed me and this book was the kind teacher that waited in the sidelines to catch me if I fell. In its pages, author Katherine Woodward Thomas speaks from experience, and the experience of hundreds of clients who came to her seeking professional help during the most difficult times of their life. Through all the different ways relationships end, she speaks from a place of personal vulnerability and wise understanding while accompanying us on our own personal journey back to the heart of ourselves, walking with us step-by-step into a new day of self-discovery.
This is the hardest book I’ve ever read. Difficulty is a relative term, because I cannot compare this book with any other. I’ve tried to read Wuthering Heights many times, and have accepted that I just can’t do it and don’t want to. On the other hand, I’ve forced my way through Practical Research Methods for Librarians and Information Professionals because, let’s face it, I had to. Conscious Uncoupling was a different task, one I set for myself and simultaneously a life boat I desperately needed in the darkest winter days of this past year. I can usually devour a good book in a long weekend, yet this three-hundred-page sacred journey took me six months of intense, purposeful personal exploration to finish.
For anyone who’s been hurt in love, hurt someone, lost the meaning of love, or is simply ready to begin again; this book is your personal Everest. Are you ready to take the first step? I promise the view from the summit is well worth it.