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Human beings are social beings, which means we cannot live in isolation. Our lives are connected. The solution to one person's problem is with another; our lives are interwoven.
Ask Koren by Koren A. Norton is a compilation of letters from different people and races asking questions about marriage, relationships, parenting, work, and life in general. Koren did justice to the questions by providing answers to the worries. Most questions addressed are relatable and could be an answer to your situation. So pick up a copy of Ask Koren and her insight into those issues that are bothering you.
The simplicity of the choice of words is what I admire a lot; this made it possible to read the book and understand it without any trouble. The author also addresses the questions from every angle that is connected and helps each client see what needs to be done without imposing solutions on them. This shows that the author is a master of the counselling field.
Life is about relationships, whether at home, with partners, with friends, at work, between parents and children, or with neighbors. Tolerating others should be something we all strive to attain because if we don't forgive as we should, we will keep hurting.
Families and relationships are faced with obstacles and problems that may result from issues not attended to at the appropriate time or from issues created out of overburdened hearts, thought patterns, and assumptions.
Assumption has spoiled many relationships and families. I think the best thing to do when we notice hitches is to call the attention of the other person or party to them.
Respect is one of the great points I picked up from this book; this value should be upheld by both partners, friends, or anyone in a relationship. Making another feel less important is a big obstacle that will not affect their relationships alone but everyone connected to them, and even their children when it comes to marriage. The way the marriage partners treat each other sends signals to the children because they influence how the children build their lives and their understanding.
The author didn't hesitate to share some important information on how to overcome some challenges in life. These include: having the right kind of attitude towards everything and everyone; having a spiritual connection, which means life cannot be lived without the creator; having a good support system; making positive choices, which can only be intentional and consistent decisions; and knowing when to walk away from any form of situation that seems unproductive after several attempts to fix things. As much as we are relational beings, we should learn to say no in toxic situations.
There is no negative aspect to this book; I enjoyed every bit of it. The editor of the book did excellent work in editing this book. The book was exceptionally edited. So I rate it 5 out of 5.
I recommend this book to adults, youths, couples, counselors, marriage counselors, and everyone who wishes to attain a level of happiness in their relationships.
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