Leaning Into Love
The Secrets to Finding and Keeping Intimacy | 10th Anniversary Edition
Leaning Into Love (formerly published as It Doesn’t Have To Be So Hard) will change the way you see yourself, and how you think about long-term love. Finding and keeping intimacy is a massive challenge. But it’s not impossible, once you know the secrets. We can’t get enough of doomed lovers torn apart by betrayal, taboo and violence - as long as they stay on the screen or the page. In our own beds we want the happy ending.
But all around us, divorce statistics rocket as the hopes of lonely singles plummet. In an age of financial and political uncertainty, love is the only thing left to believe in. So why do we give up on it so easily?
Through interlocking stories that are moving, funny and all too familiar, Joanne Fedler and Graeme Friedman combine their years of personal and professional experience to tackle the toughest of questions around intimacy, such as:
- How does romance sour into incompatibility?
- Are men really frightened by intimacy?
- Why don’t women understand that sex is intimacy?
- Is staying in an unhappy relationship better than being alone?
- How do we keep passion and intimacy alive with the same person over time?
Leaning Into Love will change the way you see yourself, and how you think about long-term love. Finding and keeping intimacy is a massive challenge.
But it’s not impossible, once you know the secrets.
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Leaning Into Love
Worldwide | Joanne Fedler Media, 2022 (print Edition & e-book)
It Doesn't Have to Be So Hard
Australia | Random House Australia, 2012 (print edition & e-book)
South Africa | Jacana Media, 2012
Germany | Droemer-Knaur, 2016 (e-book), 2017 (print edition)
"You will feel good when you reach the last page, as if your humanity has, in some intricate and heart-warming way, been affirmed."
Sunday Times Books
"Wonderful and poignant. The authors have introduced some incredibly addictive characters to explore the issues—I loved these people, I loved reading about their lives, understanding their relationships and seeing how they interacted with each other. I loved the buoyancy of their exchanges and the way that they managed to negotiate each other in such a sensitive fashion."
Reviews from a Serial Reader
"An immensely helpful offering… While the majority of the sage advice is delivered in the context of fictional couples, the broad principles of emotional attachment are easily transferable to any deep personal relationship—even the most secure will benefit from reading this offering."
"Insightful and sharp-witted, Leaning Into Love will change the way you see yourself and how you view long term love and intimacy. Full of humorous anecdotes and stories, this book is a candid and forthright work that will challenge many of your preconceived views on intimacy."