Why do some relationships give us great joy and others become toxic? What role do we play in our relationships? Are our relationship skills weakening in the age of social media? From the moment we are born we rely on others for our survival. But as we get older, we can sometimes find relationships upsetting and frustrating. In this insightful, warmly written book, psychotherapist and Psychologies agony aunt Lucy Beresford cuts to the chase of how to have harmonious, fulfilling relationships. Whether it's with our partner, our kids, our boss or our mother-in-law, or perhaps most importantly ourselves, all our relationships require - at some stage in our lives - a little bit of tender loving care. A helpful toolkit in dealing with everyday dilemmas, Happy Relationships at Home, Work & Play will boost your confidence, encourage insight and empower you to be the best you can be in all your relationships. "Brilliant...Lucy Beresford offers easy-to-understand advice on how we can all improve and enjoy better relationships, whether with friends, family, work colleagues or our partners."
Jo Hemmings, celebrity and behavioural psychologist, Psychologist on ITV's Daybreak and Sex Therapist on ITV's This Morning. "THE handbook for the 21st Century mortal. Eminently readable...it is a book that will end up on everybody's shelf." Jeni Barnett, TV & Radio Presenter. "Lucy Beresford understands the complexities of human relationships better than anyone and explains how to fix them with clarity, wisdom and warmth." Clare Longrigg, Editor, Psychologies. "As an agony aunt I receive many letters from readers who want support in their various relationships; I now know which book they should read!" Susan Quilliam, agony aunt, relationship coach and co-author of The Joy of Sex.
Lucy Beresford is a novelist, psychotherapist and broadcaster. She works at The Priory Hospital, Roehampton, and in private practice. She is also the Agony Aunt for Psychologies and appears regularly on national and international television and radio, talking about mental health and well-being. Her first novel, Something I'm Not (Duckworth) looks at change and reinvention and her short story "A Tender Meditation" has just been published by Untitled Books. She is working on her second novel, set in a psychiatric clinic in India.
Introduction Chapter 1: Ourselves Chapter 2: Parents Chapter 3: Close Friends Chapter 4: Significant Others Chapter 5: Siblings Chapter 6: In-laws Chapter 7: Children Chapter 8: Work-ships Chapter 9: Social Media