Statistics showing rising divorce rates and broken relationships abound, but they conceal another story - relationships that are happy and enduring. Janet Reibstein, psychologist and relationship expert, has talked in depth to 200 couples who have stayed happy together. Here she pulls back the curtains to reveal their best-kept secrets.
Whether married or unmarried, gay or straight, they talk candidly and profoundly about their lives: what worked, what didn't, how they survived strife and overcame it, the importance or not of commitment, monogamy, sex, romance, autonomy and independence, and of children (their own and from previous relationships), friends, relatives, ex-partners and in-laws. Lifelong love need not be elusive - this inspiring book convinces us that it is real and attainable.