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And Then They Lived Happily…
We enter our romantic relationships with great love, hope, and excitement--we've found the 'one', so we plan and forge our futures together. But sometimes, for many different reasons, relationships come undone; they don't work out. Commonly, we view this as a personal failure, rather than an opportunity. And instead of honoring what we once meant to each other, we hoard bitterness and anger, stewing in shame and resentment. Sometimes even lashing out in destructive and hurtful ways, despite the fact that we're good people at heart. That's natural: we're almost biologically primed to respond this way.
Yet there is another path to the end of a relationship--one filled with mutual respect, kindness, and deep caring. Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of Calling in "The One" and creator of the groundbreaking method, Conscious Uncoupling, provides the valuable skills and tools for you to travel this challenging terrain with these five thoughtful and thought-provoking steps:
Step 1: Find Emotional Freedom
Step 2: Reclaim Your Power and Your Life
Step 3: Break the Pattern, Heal Your Heart
Step 4: Become a Love Alchemist
Step 5: Create Your Happy Even After Life
This paradigm-shifting guide will steer you away from a bitter end and toward a new life that's empowered and flourishing.
"Katherine Woodward Thomas brings a gentle but fiercly powerful approach to what can otherwise be such a painful experience. Through Conscious Uncoupling, we can transform the deepest disappointment into a sacred journey from sorrow to peace.
--Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love
"During a breakup--a time that normally brings out the worst in us--Katherine Woodward Thomas takes us by the hand and helps us live in ways that are aligned with the highest and the best we have within us. With amazing clarity and depth, she'll take the splinter out of your soul and support you to end your relationship in a way that leaves you, and those you care about, whole and complete rather than broken and damaged. I absolutely love this book!"
--Marci Shimoff, New York Times Bestselling author of Happy for No Reason
"Conscious Uncoupling is a kind and compassionate guide on how to overcome breakup grief and use it to transform and enrich your entire life. The process Katherine Woodward Thomas provides will not only help make your heart whole again, but will also ensure a positive, hopeful future for all involved. A paradigm-shifting book that promises to uplevel how we collectively do breakups moving forward."
-- John Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
"There is so much wisdom, heart, and humor in this book you'll want to sleep with it under your pillow. Katherine communicates the real deal- you'll see it immediately and breathe deeply for having such a friend on the path. Full of head, heart, body, and relational wisdom gathered from years of deep exploration, Conscious Uncoupling is the book that you've been looking for to guide you to true freedom. I loved it!"
--Kathlyn Hendricks, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling coauthor of Conscious Loving and Conscious Loving Ever After
"Before Conscious Uncoupling we didn't have a roadmap for how to turn the pain of a breakup into a genuine opportunity to recreate our life for the better. Now, thanks to Katherine Woodward Thomas' brilliant and beautifully written manifesto, anyone going through the ending of a relationship has an opportunity to not only heal from heartache but to evolve human relationships, and thus humanity, to a new level. With her trademark wisdom and deep kindness, Katherine shares her well-tested 5-step process that will guide you through the storm to a brighter future than you ever imagined possible."
-- Claire Zammit, Founder, FemininePower.com
"Katherine Woodward Thomas is my relationship guru. Her wisdom and guidance helped me clear all blocks to romantic freedom. Conscious Uncoupling will help you embrace the true meaning of forgiveness and restore your faith in love."
-- Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author of Miracles Now
"Conscious Uncoupling is a powerful and groundbreaking process that provides a proven path to healing and wholeness from the devastation of heartbreak. From her decades of experience as a therapist and her personal story of divorce, Katherine Woodward Thomas reveals the transformative steps back to a life of love, freedom, and happiness."
-- Arielle Ford, bestselling author of The Soulmate Secret
"In Conscious Uncoupling, Katherine Woodward Thomas has created the definitive blueprint for how to complete a relationship in a way that leaves everyone honored and empowered. If you're considering uncoupling, I suggest you run- not walk- to the nearest bookstore and start reading it today. You'll discover that a graceful parting of the ways is doable even under the most extreme of circumstances. I find Katherine to be always on the leading edge of thought- and we are once again the beneficiaries of her brilliance."
-- Debra Poneman, bestselling author and founder/CEO of Yes to Success, Inc.
"The book CONSCIOUS UNCOUPLING presents a sensible and very helpful five-step approach toward turning the tragedy of a breakup into a new healthy beginning instead of a wound that keeps festering."
--John Gottman, author of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
"It's a must read for the modern breakup."
"Thomas proves herself compassionate and emotionally in-tune with the pain of love lost, and her guidance will likely usher many of those afflicted to a brighter, or at least less bitter, future."
"Katherine Woodward Thomas is as wise and intelligent as she is empathic and brave. Her knowledgeable, visionary and clear teachings have consistently represented empowerment and healing to so many, myself included. Her seer-like insight and her gentle yet unwaveringly leading-edge and applicable guidance holds our hands as we traverse the often debilitating territory of breakups and endings. I am so happy Katherine is on this planet."
From the Hardcover edition.