Good Choice Reading and Once Upon a Twilight wanted to celebrate Valentineâ€™s Day with a giveaway blog hop with the theme Books with Love.Â There are over 70 blogs in the hop, all giving away a book or book related item with a Valentineâ€™s theme.Â I have the perfect book for this theme, Sealing the Deal: The Love Mentorâ€™s Guide to Lasting Love, by Diana Kirschner.
This book is just being released today, on Valentineâ€™s Day.Â Dr. Diana Kirschner is a nationally known therapist who worked for over 25 years in couple, individual and family therapy.Â In this book she gives advice to help deepen any love relationship, and to move from casual to committed.
Now Iâ€™ve been happily married for 21 years, so I wasnâ€™t sure how pertinent Iâ€™d find the advice in the book.Â But I thought it had lots of helpful ideas.Â Some of the advice would be especially useful for my teenage daughters who are just starting out in relationships, if only I can figure out a way to get them to listen to it!
I especially enjoyed the chapter on â€œKiller Beliefs: How Hidden Thoughts about Love Sabotage your Relationshipâ€.Â Too many women let love slip away because they expect unrealistic fairy tales.Â I also like the fact that Kirschner emphasizes that you have to believe in and accept yourself first to find lasting love.Â She calls this finding your â€œDiamond Selfâ€ and talks quite a bit about obstacles that can prevent this kind of confidence.Â Some of the other things she covers in the book are resolving conflict, what to do if your partner isnâ€™t ready for commitment and ways to make love last.
You can learn more about the book and connect with Dianna Kirschner using any of these social media:
@DrDiana on Twitter
Thanks to Hachette books I have two copies of this book to giveaway as part of this Valentineâ€™s Blog Hop.
Mandatory entry: Check out Dr. Dianaâ€™s website and tell me something you have learned.
If youâ€™d like more entries you can do any of the following optional entries. Leave a separate comment for each entry. The giveaway hop ends 2/16 at midnight EST. Open to US and Canada, no PO boxes.Â The winner will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title.
Optional entries: Only 2 optional entries to keep it short so you can check out the other blogs in the Blog Hop.
- â€œLikeâ€ my blog on Facebook and tell me your Facebook name
- Tweet about the giveaway (can do up to 1x daily) and leave the link to your tweet in the comment. Make sure you link back to this page in the tweet.Â You can use this button to tweet or write your own Tweet
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review, all opinions are my own.