I’m super excited to be reading from my new book Make Love Better: How to Own Your Story, Connect with Your Partner and Deepen Your Relationship Practice, at the Process Work Institute at 7pm on Thursday September 19th. I’ll share about my writing journey, talk about some of the key concepts, and read excerpts from the book.
To give you a sense of what’s really important to me, here’s a short excerpt from the end of the Introduction.
… Further, I want to drive a point home: When it comes to relationship (and most things), I do not have a normal to promote. In fact, I’m against the idea of normality, especially in the realm of love. If your relationship lives outside the margins of mainstream forms; if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, queer, or transgender; if you don’t identify with the gender binary or with any categorization at all; if you are polyamorous or consensually nonmonogamous; if you partner with someone substantially older or younger, or someone from a different ethnic, religious, or racial group; if you or your partner(s) are disabled or neurodiverse or experience extreme states of consciousness; or if one or both of you struggles with drug addiction, sex addiction, chronic illness, poverty, or homelessness, the challenges brought on by the world are likely to be severe. Society does not condone diverse models of relationship and family life. Society will pressure you to give up on your dream or quit trying when the going gets tough. And then, mainstream society will blame you and look down on you for being single. Society will always find something to judge.
I hope this book offers some freedom from that judgment.
Please bring your friends, share with your networks and come help me celebrate!
With much love and gratitude for the learning together.
Jan Dworkin, PhD. Coach, Therapist, Author, Educator, Awareness Cultivator, Art Dabbler. If you like my blog, please share or subscribe here.