Happy Couples

You don’t have to settle for mediocre in your relationship, you can achieve marvelous!

What Makes Happy Couples Happy?

Whether you’re in love and want to make it better, or are alone and want to get it right next time, relationship expert Kim Olver reveals the hidden truths behind happiness and satisfaction. Secrets of Happy Couples is different from other books of the same subject because it is based on one basic truth—that all great relationships begin and end with yourself. Any relationship is the sum of its parts: individuals. This book explores how you, as an individual, can make the difference and create a happy and fulfilling relationship with your partner. No other book has surveyed couples. Olver also interviewed prominent relationship experts and included their ideas in the book. She discusses the Relationship Cycle, beginning in the Alone Stage, moving to the Getting Together Stage, on to the Compatibility Stage, to the Maintenance Stage, and then back to the Alone Stage. At least 50% of us will find ourselves alone again due to death, divorce or personal decision. Kim doesn’t shy away from that fact; instead she provides tips and strategies to successfully navigate the grief of a lost relationship.

You’ll Discover

The Secret to a Happy and Satisfying Relationship

Hi, I’m Kim Olver author of Secrets of Happy Couples: Loving Yourself, Your Partner and, Your Life. I have always wanted to write a relationship book but I didn’t just want to write about my ideas. I wanted to talk to couples who were really happy and satisfied in their relationship with each other. So I decided to recruit those couples who had been together at least ten years where both individuals indicated separately that they were happy and satisfied in their relationship. I set my goal at 100 couples and went about talking and interviewing couples. I expected to complete my research in about 6 months. I really knew this book had to be written when it took over two years of concentrated effort before I could even find 100 happy couples.
The divorce rate in this country is a little over 50% with many who stay together doing so out of a sense of obligation, guilt or an assessment that there is more to lose in leaving. There are not enough people that are happy and satisfied in their relationships with their significant others. There are too many people out there living with relationships that are less than satisfying.
It took me two years to confirm what I have always believed to be true in relationships:

All Great Relationships Begin and End with Yourself.

This book can help everyone improve their relationships because it focuses on what YOU can do as an individual to improve yourself, your love life and sex life. This books contains seven (7) different exercises and quizzes including a Need Compatibility quiz, Rules of Engagement exercise, Steps for Recovery exercise and many more.
Believe it or not YOU can make the difference all by yourself. This book is about change and acceptance, not changing your partner but changing your behaviors to make your relationship happier and more satisfying. So if you are the one unhappy with aspects of your relationship, don’t wait. Start today. You hold the key to a happy and healthy relationship.
I like to use a modification to the serentity prayer, told to me by my friend, Ellen Gélinas

God grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, Courage to change the one I can and the Wisdom to know that person is me.

One of the main reasons why so many people are unhappy in their relationship is that they look to their partner to make them happy. In order to be truly happy we have to realize that happiness comes from within. We have to take control of those situations that frustrate us by either changing the situation or changing our response to it. We must stop blaming our partners for our unhappiness and stop looking to them for the solutions to our problems.

Here is a sample of what you can achieve in your relationship when you start practicing the principles of Secrets of Happy Couples:

Happiness and satisfaction in all your relationships…including the one with yourself
I believe that if everyone followed the principles of Secrets of Happy Couples we would all live happier and healthier lives. We would stop spending the majority of our time and energy trying to change the important people in our lives and accepting them. This book will give you the tools you need to start improving those important relationships in your life and accept them instead.

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