192: The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss BOOK REVIEW

When it comes to relationships, everybody bring a lot of baggage. This is simply the truth. No body, no matter how wonderful their parents or their childhood, brings their past ideas and experiences to the table, and so every relationship is going to be very different. This means that a lot of the traditional “truths” about relationships may not be as hard and fast as we think that they are.

Today’s episode is a book review of “The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships” by Neil Strauss, which is an exploration of relationships, what makes some work and some fail, and what we can learn from that about how to live our lives.

So whether you’re in a relationship or not, you will want to take notes on this one. Relationships are one of the trickiest things to try to figure out in this life, and this episode is going to help you to navigate the tricky waters of being in a relationship. Enjoy!

Key Takeaways:

  • Every society tells a different story about relationships, and what is right and wrong in relationships
  • Everybody brings baggage and past influences to a relationship. No one comes to any relationship with a past that will affect the relationship
  • Intimacy problems often come from a lack of self-love
  • When a love avoidant and a love addict are in a relationship, a destructive pattern grows out of it

Resources

“The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships” by Neil Strauss