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What is the meantime? According to author and inspirational speaker Iyanla Vanzant, being in the "meantime" means being in a state of limbo. "When you are not happy where you are and you are not quite sure if you want to leave or how to leave, you are in the meantime," she explains. Rather than wallow in confusion, Vanzant encourages you to use the meantime as an opportunity to prepare yourself for true love. The first order of business is to clean house, starting with the basement, the place in the psyche where you store your most destructive thoughts. Room by room, Vanzant takes you through a metaphorical cleaning of the soul. This way, when your meantime days are over and love finally comes knocking on the front door, you'll have a clean house to welcome love into.
©1998 Iyanla Vanzant (P)1998 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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excellent!

loved it immensely! I listened to this for 3 weeks until I felt like it was sinking in. Don't rush your healing!

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I am enlightened

The narrator was great, and so was the writer.... it spoke to my mind body, and soul

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house cleaning like never before!

Great read. I loved the house metaphor of the parts of a house being parts of our lives. Easily applicable and easy to understand.

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Another blueprint the an amazing life

Such an easy listen and engaging topic, will recommend to everyone I know who struggles or has struggled in relationships but truly wants to reach their highest potential.

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A whole new understanding of relationships

If you could sum up In The Meantime in three words, what would they be?

Crucial relationship knowledge.

Which character – as performed by the narrator – was your favorite?

I love Iyanla and I loved hearing her narrate her own book. She makes you feel like she's your best friend sitting beside you, holding your hand and loving you through your "stuff".

What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

That relationships need to be recognized for what they are and that there is nothing wrong with a "meantime" relationship.

Any additional comments?

This woman speaks directly to my heart and I am always enlightened and profoundly changed by her work.

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Life changing!!!

This book has been like my relationship Bible. Putting the principles into practice has transformed my life. Iyanla's honesty about her own meantime experiences helped remove my judgment of my own. I can truly say that I now come from a place of love. Thank you Iyanla!!!

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Can't get enough...

This is one of Iyanla's that I can read over and over again...one of her best!!!

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Short and Sweet

I finished this in one evening and one morning of listening. I love Iyanla's show, and the way she gets through to people. She does a fantastic read, but I then again I think I could listen to her read a phonebook and still enjoy it! There are some good bits in here, but it is less direct and more metaphorical. If you are looking for a distinct "how-to" type book, I wouldn't say this is it. She stresses the importance of acting out of love over fear, realizing that some things are "just for now" and that's ok, and that loving yourself is most essential of all, but she doesn't necessarily walk you through how to get there.

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Very helpful

Vanzant was amazing as always. she is so real and full of truth and compassion.

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AWESOME BOOK!!!

This book is AWESOME. Thanks for the steps of life and love with great understanding. This is a must read book!!!!

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  • 01-29-18

fabulous

loved the audio..so many different issues to think about. it gave me so many ways ti view how i have relationshipa and how to set boundries from the begining. thank you Iylana.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-17

A must have book for life's test in relationships

This book puts your spiritual life in to prospective, as well as bringing you to the reality of relationship in a comprehending natural way. it opens up the need for self evaluation, and centers that unstable side of you that sometimes thinks " is it me thats- the problem ".

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  • C A Bryan
  • 07-24-17

Really enjoyed listening to this book

loved every single moment and felt inspired. In the meantime highly recommended. blessing to the Author Lyanla Vanzant

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  • Azarie
  • 08-20-16

Great book for self Esteem and analysis

great book for self esteem and self analysis. Read it years ago and still just as powerful today.

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  • 05-02-16

great book

Very insightful. Tells stories that anyone can relate to and gives plenty of questions the hungry reader can work on to improve their love life.

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  • Jenny
  • 10-04-15

Just what I need

It's like listening to timely advice and encouragement from my Grandma. Just what I need.