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To apply a Buddhist viewpoint to relationships is eye-opening. It points to a radically different worldview, one that runs counter to the spirit of much of the conventional advice we receive.

Broken hearts, resentment, affairs, divorce. Why is it so hard to make relationships work? New York Times best-selling author and mindfulness expert Susan Piver applies classic Buddhist wisdom to modern romance, including her own long-term relationship, to show ancient philosophies have timeless - and unexpected - wisdom on how to love.

The Four Noble Truths of Love will challenge the expectations you have about dating, sex, and romance, liberating you from the habits, traumas, and expectations that have been holding back your relationships. This mindful approach toward love will help you open your heart fearlessly, deepen communications with your partner, increase your compassion and resilience, and lead you toward a path of true happiness. 

You have nothing to lose and everything to gain: expansive, real love for yourself and others.

“One of the most exquisitely wise - and comforting - relationship books I've ever read. The Four Noble Truths of Love is a lighthouse for the beautiful, murky mess of intimacy; one of those keepers that you wear out and gift to every friend and say, ‘This will help.’ This book has permanent residency on my bedside table so I can keep coming back for Susan’s compassionate reminders: that we are inherently good and our capacity to love is indestructible.” (Danielle LaPorte, author of The Desire Map and White Hot Truth)

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

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Great story, glitchy version

I love Susan Piver's books, and this one is no exception. My only complaint was how glitchy and poorly edited this audio version is. There were a few lines that were repeated (not caught during editing, I assume?) and a cough towards the beginning. After writing this, it sounds sort of silly (and perhaps it is!) but it took me out of the moment. It's still great to listen to, though, recommended for all.

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The ONLY relationship book you will ever need

It’s ok if you aren’t Buddhist. The teachings here are relevant no matter what spiritual path you are on. The premise is that all relationships experience instability. The reality is that they are unstable, unpredictable and ever-changing because they are *alive*. The good news is Susan Piver teaches you how to work with the instability so that hearts and minds remain open, and over time actually grow in love.

Susan Piver’s performance in reading her own work was completely appropriate. Her voice spoke in a genuine, authentic manner, of course because they are her words! Perfect!

The narrative of her own challenges, struggles, triumphs, sadness, pain and joy are what gives the book meaning and a real sense of relevancy, truth and accessibility to the listener.

There is depth in her practices if one does them with consistency and sincere intention. I’ve listened to her audio book several times and have now purchased her book so I can really let what she is saying take root and stay steady in my daily life.

Susan Piver’s wish for this book to make a difference in people’s lives has come true in mine. Thank you, Susan!

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life changing

I loved this book, so much. As soon as it ended, I started it over. There are so many books out there on how to get or keep love- Susan's take is fresh (to me), realistic, and empowering. At first I was concerned that her narration would be too slow and dry for my short attention span, but she's so genuine, and obviously passionate about the content, that before I knew it, I found her delightful, forward, and thoughtful in her delivery of information. These are practices that I know I can adopt, study, and incorporate into my life. I have renewed hope and eagerness. Now to begin. Thank you Susan Piver!

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Such a Loving Guide to All Relationships!

Enlightening, raw, human, honest. You'll come back to this book on a regular basis for a nudge back to loving Self and Others. Pertinent even, or especially, after 34 years of marriage!

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