Intimacy & Solitude
Publisher:Random House Australia
The widely-loved international bestseller that offers a rare chance to understand and balance the two great emotional concerns of the 90s: intimacy and independence. We all want to give and receive love. We all want to enjoy our own company as much as we do other people's. Yet sometimes things go mysteriously wrong. In this wise, inclusive and healing book, now updated and expanded, we learn that at the heart of many of our most painful problems is a need to balance time alone with time for others, and a need to understand and free ourselves from anxiety in order to enjoy a lasting appreciation of our relationships. Through her empowering, deeply personal writing, Stephanie Dowrick brings us to a true understanding of the issues that matter most - and allows each one of us to make postivie, lasting change. 'Intelligent, eloquent and wise' METRO 'Offers penetrating insights into some of the most basic paradoxes of human relationships' THE GUARDIAN 'a book of tremendous depth and power' MAXINE McKEW 'She leads the reader from restriction to freedom through self-reliance' THE AUSTRALIAN 'Like the great sages, Dowrick is aware that...true wisdom comes from experiencing all that life can bring, and reflecting deeply upon it' ANNE FRENCH, THE LISTENER
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