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Nowadays, there’s no shortage out there of books on topics like “relationships”, “marriage”, ”parenting”, “effective communication”, etc, which are all central to How to Build Relationships That Stick. So what makes my book different?
After all, I don’t claim to be disclosing any “secrets”, “tricks”, “never-before-revealed techniques”, “strategies that will blow your mind away” or anything else of the sort. Despite what others may tell you to the contrary, I don’t believe that there are such things when it comes to learning how to get on better with people or how to achieve satisfying relationships.
In point of fact – I cannot claim that there is anything new in the centuries-old, tried and tested principles presented in this little book – except for my personal style, which I’m told is readable, engaging and entertaining. But this is the rub: rules and principles that have withstood the test of time have been forgotten in the chaotic and confusing times we are living in. The consequences are usually not happy ones.
People are entering into all kinds of relationships quite unprepared. Lacking any kind of guidelines, they don’t know what to expect. To make matters worse, they often don’t even know that they don’t know. When, ultimately, they land on the rocks, they should not be surprised. Yet, they are surprised.
There’s no denying it: a major key to happiness is the quality of our relationships with those who are near and dear to us, and with all those around us. Conversely, of all the forms of human misery, probably the most widespread is discord in the home, or even out of it.
Now, obviously, human relationships are multi-layered and any given interpersonal interaction is influenced by a variety of factors. I cannot claim that a small book more than scratches the surface.
Yet, one has to make a start, and this is a very mportant start. More than anything else, it will be beginning that will influence the final outcome. And not a few people have told me that this little volume has changed their entire perspective on their relationship with spouses, family members, friends and fellow workers.
It is time to set out on the path to self-fulfillment. And there is no greater feeling of fulfillment than the knowledge that when one is improving onself, one is at the same time improving the lives of people that matter to them.
Azriel Winnett is the author of the highly acclaimed, eye-opening book How to Build Relationships That Stick. An enhanced edition is now available as a paperback.