Rewriting the Rules: An Anti Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships

Rewriting the Rules: An Anti Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships, 2nd Edition

  • Book Author: Meg-John Barker
  • Categories: Love, Sex, Relationships, Monogamy, Non-monogamy
  • Book Publisher: Routledge
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • ISBN: 9781138043596

Editors Description

We live in a time of uncertainty about relationships. We search for The One but find ourselves staying single because nobody measures up. We long for a happily-ever-after but break-up after break-up leave us bruised and confused.

Rewriting the Rules: An Anti Self-Help Guide to Love, Sex and Relationships is a friendly guide through the complicated – and often contradictory – advice that’s given about sex and gender, monogamy and conflict, break-up and commitment. It asks questions about the rules of love, such as which to choose from all the rules on offer? Do we stick to the old rules we learnt growing up, or do we try something new and risk being out on our own? And what about the times when the rules we love by seem to make things worse, rather than better?

This new edition, updated throughout, considers how the rules are being ‘rewritten’ in various ways – for example in monogamish and polyamorous relationships, different ways of understanding sex and gender, and new ideas for managing commitment and break-up where economics, communities, or child-care make complete separation impossible. This book considers how the rules are being ‘rewritten’ in various ways, giving you the power to find an approach that best fits your situation.

Our Rating

A well-written, fantastically illustrated, friendly and engaging book that offers practical as well as emotional support with regards relationships. Many of us struggle to understand and really enjoy our relationships and this book offers much insight and wisdom as to how we can all feel better about ourselves and all those that we care about. Read it, act on it and see all of your relationships, and your life, transformed.


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