Newly Released Title: 'Searching For You' Helps You to Explore Your Relationships -- and Find Yourself

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Have you ever wondered what makes a relationship tick? Have you ever wondered why you find yourself drawn to a particular person or personality type? Or, perhaps, the reverse -- why some people just leave you cold?

Maybe it's as simple as human nature. Maybe opposites really do attract. Maybe it's something else entirely. One simple truth, though, is that relationships are inevitably made; they are not born. They are developed over time, some for the better, some for the worse. Relationships can be intimate, loving, supportive and healthy -- or they can morph into the toxic, the distant and destructive.

Suzanne Welstead is a relationships expert. She is a marriage and family therapist, who currently operates a private practice in southern Ontario, while also serving as therapist/counsellor at the University of Guelph. She is also a recognized clinical member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and holds bachelor's and masters degrees in psychology and theology.

Welstead is also an author, having used her life's work as the springboard to her just-published first book, entitled Searching For You: Ideas About Healthy Relationships. In Seaching For You, Welstead raises the issues that are most meaningful in adult relationships. She discusses faith and trust, responsibility and commitment, and how vital those elements are in the building of solid, secure relationships. Without trust, without commitment, Welstead says, there can be no true love, there can be no real shared intimacy -- and there can be no genuine friendship.

Welstead writes in a clear, direct, straight-ahead style -- and that is just one of the many strengths in Searching For You. The author demonstrates her respect for her readers by presenting her views in a conversational style, as though she is talking "with" her readers, not "at" them. This informal, personalized one-on-one approach elevates Searching For You from the mass of self-exploration books currently on the market.

The book is an easy, casual read, but that makes it no less authoritative and no less welcome. In fact, the opposite might be argued, that Welstead's creation of such an "accessible" publication about relationships broadens both the book's appeal and its potential audience. Searching For You is a delightful read, a book to curl up with on a do-nothing Sunday afternoon, with glass of wine in hand and a roaring fireplace to warm the soul.

The fortunate readers of Searching For You may just find themselves in the search.

Searching For You: Ideas About Healthy Relationships
by Suzanne M. Welstead, M.T.S.
ISBN: 9780981177106
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