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  • When Things Fall Apart

  • Heart Advice for Difficult Times
  • Written by: Pema Chödrön
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 46

Pema Chödrön's perennially best-selling classic on overcoming life's difficulties cuts to the heart of spirituality and personal growth, and makes for a perfect addition to one's spiritual library. Drawing from traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers life-changing tools for transforming suffering and negative patterns into habitual ease and boundless joy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exactly the book I needed

  • By M on 2018-04-30

Good read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-05

I’m a black and white kind of person, so when a book is filled with spirituality, I often drift off. This book, however, had a great blend of spirituality and facts that can be directly translated into actionable steps. It helped me to step out of the black and white so I could see things through others’ eyes.

  • The State of Affairs

  • Rethinking Infidelity
  • Written by: Esther Perel
  • Narrated by: Esther Perel
  • Length: 11 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 94

An affair: It can rob a couple of their relationship, their happiness, their very identity. And yet this extremely common human experience is so poorly understood. Adultery has existed since marriage was invented, and so, too, the prohibition against it - in fact it has a tenacity that marriage can only envy. Iconic couples' therapist and best-selling author of Mating in Captivity Esther Perel returns with a groundbreaking and provocative look at infidelity, arguing for a more nuanced and less judgmental conversation about our transgressions.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Romantic’s View

  • By Amazon Customer on 2018-04-18

Lots of stories. Somewhat helpful.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-05-13

There were lots of stories in this book. I suppose I would have got more out of it if I didn’t go in with the assumption that this would tell me how strengthen my relationship and reduce the risk of cheating or being cheated on. I did get some guidance out of the stories. This isn’t a self-help book but rather “learn by example”.
I would recommend it nevertheless.