Book Reading, Signing
Introduction by Carolyn Godschild Miller, Phd.
Choosing a book on relationship is like trying to pick
just one piece of chocolate from a tempting assortment. What you hope for
is the literary equivalent of a delectable cherry, nut, or caramel. What
you get is often a big disappointment. Creative Intimacy, however, is one
guide to love youll devour with gusto! Its a thoroughly delicious read,
and it packs the kind of intellectual and emotional nutrition a growing
Dr. Laurie Moore serves up an ingenious model for healing relationships by
identifying what it is that we, and our romantic partners, truly need and
want from each other. She describes 12 distinct Creative Personality
Types, each of which relates to the world in a different way, and helps us
identify our personal creative style, and that of our partner. She then
shows how thorny interpersonal conflicts can often be quickly resolved
when lovers call upon little-used aspects of their personalities to better
meet each others needs and expectations.
I especially like the way Creative Intimacy keeps the focus on
self-knowledge, rather than self-improvement. Recognizing that if we knew
better, we would do better, Moore provides a wealth of exercises designed
to help us identify our true feelings and desires, and bring creative
solutions into sharp focus. The process is brought to life by the
intriguing stories of couples and individuals who tried her unique
approach to conflict resolution and found that it worked!
Dr. Laurie Moore makes a very compelling case for the idea that
self-awareness, gratitude, and mutual understanding, can often resurrect
the joyful intimacy in relationships that seemed destined for the scrap
heap. If you are tired of simply giving up whenever a promising love
affair bogs down in apparently irreconcilable differences, this book is
for you. If you are willing to examine your own contribution to a painful
romantic stalemate, but don't know how, this book is for you. If you
deeply believe that love is meant to be easy, spontaneous, and fun but
have never experienced it that way this book is definitely for you.
Carolyn Godschild Miller, Ph.D., author of Soulmates: Following
Inner Guidance to the Relationship of Your Dreams, and Creating
Miracles: Understanding the Experience of Divine Intervention.