This group is open to anyone from any background who is interested in growth and development in personal relationships. Many of the principles discussed in the books are applicable generally. Some books focus on general skill development, while others focus on specific types of relationships. One of the challenges of the readings is to apply their ideas to situations outside of the relationships or spiritual traditions discussed by the authors, for example, to parenting when the topic is dating or to non-heteronormative relationships when the topic is marriage.
This group meets at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Dallas 4015 Normandy Ave. in Highland Park at 6:30 p.m. bimonthly on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday. This ensures that readers can work around their schedules. Most people will be able to meet on a Tuesday OR a Thursday, though everyone is welcome to both. Books will be repeated later. If offered on a Tuesday first, it will be offered on Thursday later to accommodate all readers. The group facilitator is Professor Emeritus with a 3-decade long history of teaching Rhetoric and Communication.
This is not a therapy group. Therefore, meeting discussion will remain objective. We deal with the contents of books by discussing thoughts, hypotheticals, and imaginary characters. Personal stories are prohibited in the meeting. If you are dealing with a painful relationship issue, please see a licensed therapist.
If you have not been "officially" accepted into the group, please alert the facilitator and plan to attend regardless. Meetup has changed their pricing structure to only allow 50 members. We do have a wait list. As soon as people who are clearly not participating are removed from the regular list, you can be admitted as a regular member. In the meantime, please feel free to participate anyway.
THURSDAY 8th - How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving (David Richo)
TUESDAY 27th - The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts (Gary Chapman)
THURSDAY 12th - Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work--Anywhere!: Including the "12-Day Communication Challenge!" (Bento C. Leal III)
TUESDAY 24th - The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships (John Gottman, John Mordechai Gottman)
THURSDAY 10th - Deeper Dating: How to Drop the Games of Seduction and Discover the Power of Intimacy (Ken Shambhala)
TUESDAY 22nd - Love, Sex and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship (Neil Rosenthal)
THURSDAY 14th - Radical Acceptance: The Secret to Happy, Lasting Love (Andrea Miller)
TUESDAY 26th - Keep Your Love On: Connection, Communication, And Boundaries (Danny Silk)
THURSDAY 12th - I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships (Michael S. Sorensen)
TUESDAY 24th - Single, Dating, Engaged, Married: Navigating Life and Love in the Modern Age (Ben Stuart)
THURSDAY 9th - When Sorry Isn't Enough: Making Things Right with Those You Love (Gary Chapman)
TUESDAY 28th - When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships (David Richo)
THURSDAY 13th - The Mastery of Love (Don Miguel Ruiz)
TUESDAY 25th - Insecure in Love: How Anxious Attachment Can Make You Feel Jealous, Needy, and Worried and What You Can Do About It. (Leslie Becker-Phelps)
THURSDAY 11th - How Can I Get Through to You? Closing the Intimacy Gap Between Men and Women (Terrence Real)
TUESDAY 23rd - The Path to Love: Renewing the Power of Spirit in Your Life (Deepak Chopra)
THURSDAY 8th - Communication Miracles for Couples: Easy and Effective Ways to Create More Love and Less Conflict (Jonathan Robinson)
TUESDAY 27th - Four Ways to Click: Rewire Your Brain for Stronger, More Rewarding Relationships (Amy Banks)