Thursday, June 2, 2016

Book Review: How two: Have a Successful Relationship By Phil and Maude Mayes

How two: Have a Successful Relationship
By Phil and Maude Mayes
Genre: non-fiction, self-help, relationships - adult romance
Publisher: Olive Branch communications, Inc.

In “How Two: Have a Successful Relationship” Phil and Maude describe a simple step by step understanding that is easily accessible to everyone. They share their personal experience of how it's possible to have a loving passionate relationship without conflict and alienating arguments, one based on shared core values and a complete acceptance of each other's individuality. They have outlined an effective process for creating mutual solutions and a method of practice that they hope will help spread peace in the world, one relationship at a time. Their strong desire to make their direct experience available to all couples shines through their writing and will renew your faith in what is possible and attainable.

In this book you will learn:

* How to find mutual solutions to decision making and problem solving
* How to remain an individual within the relationship
* How to break the vicious cycle of anger and recrimination
* How to avoid the pitfalls that create separation and estrangement
* How to keep that original loving connection to your partner

This book is a gem. It's short, it's practical, it's based on real life experience. If you want to improve your relationship, this is the book for you.

My Review

I am grateful that I had an opportunity to read How two: Have a Successful Relationship. Some empowerment books can tend to read like an academic textbook which makes them hard to be relatable. That was not this case with Maude and Phil's book. 

I liked how they organized their material which included interviews with themselves, other couples, and then a breakdown of their relationship material. What struck me most about this book was their advice to be comfortable with yourself. This is momentous in having a fruitful and peaceful bond with your partner.

I found this book to be chock full of good, solid advice. It's a quick read and worth checking out!

Author Bios

Maude and Phil Mayes live in Santa Barbara, California, having started in New York City and London, England respectively. They have been writing and speaking about spreading peace one relationship at a time for many years. They wrote the book Secrets of a Successful Relationship Revealed, and write a weekly relationship newsletter, as well as a weekly blog available on their website Phil and Maude are the producers of a number of relationship videos, as well as the series Kit and Kat Relationship Experts, all of which are to be found on their YouTube channel The Couples Project. They have been featured in a number of live interviews and write articles, both online and in print.


TheCouplesProject said...

Thanks Sage! Glad you liked the book, and we're looking forward to the rest of the blog tour.

TheCouplesProject said...

We are so excited to be sharing "How Two: Have a Successful Relationship" on your blog. Thank you for the review. We hope that by sharing our experience and our process we can support others in spreading peace one relationship at a time. Maude