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Official Review: At the very Heart and Soul

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "At the very Heart and Soul" by Timothy Neff Gocke.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Relationships are complicated and delicate things. At some point in life, most of us spend huge amounts of time and effort trying to find a good partner; once we do, we cherish them and try to display our best selves... at least for a while. Fast-forwarding a few years, we find ourselves becoming either indifferent or hostile to the one we're supposed to love. Is this an inevitable fate for couples past the infatuation phase? Must love always fade? According to Timothy Neff Gocke, no, but while the necessary steps to prevent this are conceptually simple, they require plenty of conscious effort. In At the Very Heart and Soul, Mr. Gocke lays out a guide to help couples achieve and maintain a fulfilling relationship by emphasizing what he considers the most important aspects: appreciation and gratitude.

Having completed a Master of Science Degree in Labor Relations and taught as a professor, the author came to understand the effects of appreciation in the work environment. Combining this knowledge with his experiences and the experiences of others, he compiled a collection of insights that form the basis of this book.

Besides appreciation and gratitude, a recurring idea in the book is the importance of small, everyday things. Indeed, the reader won't find any exotic, groundbreaking advice; the real challenge is keeping it up. Negative habits, routines, and thought patterns have a way of blinding us from the obvious and getting us used to misery. Even the way couples deal with mundane chores can slowly but surely cause resentment to pile up. These tiny things add over time, eroding even the most solid relationships.

It takes consistently practicing good habits to replace vicious cycles. That's why there are exercises at the end of each chapter, prompting couples to reflect on potential problems in the relationship and how to solve them, as well as think back on why they chose each other as partners and what they appreciate about one another. The author also encourages the reader to start journaling, leaving some pages on the book for this purpose.

Though the book focuses on married couples, readers at any stage of a relationship, including those seeking one, can find valuable advice in At the Very Heart and Soul. Insightful yet down to earth, the chapters offer clear explanations with examples and dashes of humor. There are many grammatical and typographical errors, as well as awkward sentences in general, so the editing is lacking. For this reason, I rate the book 3 out of 4 stars. There are no profanities or sexual content, making it suitable for most audiences.

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This book sounds good for me. The idea of having gratitude and appreciate even the smallest acts is really something helpful when keeping a relationship. Too bad there are so many errors. I'd like to read this book after it passed through another round of editing. Thanks for the review!

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I think this book supports the view that, small things make a big difference. Even if they don't seem like much at the beginning, they become really important as the the relationship goes on. Awesome Review!

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I would def love to read this book, as relationships are a very important part of life. Thanks for the insightful review. Good job!
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I completely agree with what this book has to offer to the readers. Thanks for the wonderful review.

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Sounds like a very helpful book, might like to read it someday. :)
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Lisbeth Neverland wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 06:54
I think this book supports the view that, small things make a big difference. Even if they don't seem like much at the beginning, they become really important as the the relationship goes on. Awesome Review!
Elvis Best wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 07:12
I would def love to read this book, as relationships are a very important part of life. Thanks for the insightful review. Good job!
Priyanka2304 wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 09:02
I completely agree with what this book has to offer to the readers. Thanks for the wonderful review.
riyosha wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 11:44
Sounds like a very helpful book, might like to read it someday. :)
gabrielletiemi wrote:
27 Jul 2020, 05:17
This book sounds good for me. The idea of having gratitude and appreciate even the smallest acts is really something helpful when keeping a relationship. Too bad there are so many errors. I'd like to read this book after it passed through another round of editing. Thanks for the review!
Thanks for the comments!

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This sounds a good book. I believe about doing something in a consistent matter until it'll be a habit. Nice review.
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Appreciation and gratitude, small every day habits that immensely contribute to healthy family relationships.Interesting angle there

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The plot sounds good. I’ll consider reading it someday. Thanks for your wonderful review.

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Great review! I appreciate authors who research topics like these and deliver well on them.
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Sounds like a great self-help book for couples, but really sorry about all the errors. Thank you for a great review! :)

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Patrick Maina1 wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 07:32
Appreciation and gratitude, small every day habits that immensely contribute to healthy family relationships.Interesting angle there
Honest-reviewer wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 07:36
The plot sounds good. I’ll consider reading it someday. Thanks for your wonderful review.
FABIAN_BATS wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 10:53
Great review! I appreciate authors who research topics like these and deliver well on them.
Ellylion wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 12:29
Sounds like a great self-help book for couples, but really sorry about all the errors. Thank you for a great review! :)
Miks_solon wrote:
28 Jul 2020, 06:49
This sounds a good book. I believe about doing something in a consistent matter until it'll be a habit. Nice review.
Thanks for the comments!

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Seems like a nice book for keeps. Thank you very much for your detailed review and recommendation. Good job!

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Even the way couples deal with mundane chores can slowly but surely cause resentment to pile up.
This is a fundamental truth. Great review.

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