No Perfect Love: Shattering the Illusion of Flawless Relationships

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Tree of Life Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.47 inches | 0.68 pounds

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About the Author
Dr. Alyson Nerenberg is a licensed psychologist who has been counseling individuals, couples, and groups for the last 30 years. After earning her doctorate in clinical psychology from Widener University in Chester, PA in 1997, she spent 5 years as the clinical director of the Keystone Center Extended Care Unit, a nationally known, residential treatment program for healing from addictive behaviors and trauma. Additionally, she spent 5 years as a board member for the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals where she headed the supervision committee. She has supervised hundreds of therapists and lectured nationally on various topics including healing from trauma and addictions. Dr. Nerenberg has spent the last 20 years running her private practice, Dr. Alyson Nerenberg Psychology Associates, PC in Philadelphia, PA. She had been featured on MSNBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, A&E, and CN8. Although she has written chapters in various text books and professional journals, this is her first book. In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dr. Nerenberg is most proud of her family, including: her husband, Jeffrey; children, Amanda, Marissa, and Justin, and their white fluffy dog, Rosie.

"An accessible, clear guide on maintaining realistic relationship goals...that upends the myth of perfect partnerships."

- Kirkus Reviews

"We really believe this book can change lives. It can save relationships. It can save marriages. It can keep families together. Those are huge stakes and implications. There is tremendous value on every page.

-- Outstanding Award Creator Committee's Review

This book has the potential to change lives and heal relationships. Couples can benefit from their first date through every stage of their relationship.

Dr. Drew Pinsky, nationally known doctor, television personality, and New York Times bestselling author

Dr. Nerenberg is a beacon in the psychology field and her book will help guide anyone struggling with a challenging relationship.

Ralph Earle, MDiv, Ph.D., ABPP, LMFT, CSAT, past president of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, author of Lonely All the Time and Conversations: Therapy and Spiritual Growth

Written in a very engaging style and filled with the stories of many people, and with multiple exercises and suggestions for dealing with your own or your partner's unrealistic expectations, perfectionism, or narcissism, you will find this book extremely helpful. Psychologist Dr. Nerenberg is a very experienced couples therapist and I highly recommend her book.

Jennifer Schneider, M.D., Ph.D., author of Back from Betrayal: Recovering from the Trauma of Infidelity and Disclosing Secrets.

Her no nonsense take on relationships and how to thrive in them, despite their many flaws, is rock solid.

Robert Weiss, Ph.D, author of Out of the Doghouse and Prodependence: The End of Codependency

This is a relationship-promoting, life-enhancing, divorce-busting how-to book for creating and sustaining healthy long-term relationships. I highly recommend it.

Dr. Helen Friedman, award-winning radio show host of Psych Talk, associate clinical professor at The Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Covering a wide range of topics including romance, parenting, athletics, and the culture at large, No Perfect Love is a welcome road map of relief and insight that points to the need for it to be on everyone's bookshelf.

Kenneth M. Adams, Ph.D., author of Silently Seduced and When He's Married to Mom

In sync with the current cultural pressure of perfectionism, No Perfect Love dismantles the "Happily Ever After" myth and transforms it into reality delivering the reader into gratitude for the life they have... a book worth reading and a journey worth taking!

Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., author, Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

Dr. Nerenberg uses her skilled knowledge as one of the most sought-after individual and couples psychologists in Philadelphia to provide the reader with profound insight that is both down-to-earth and applicable.

Jeanne Stanley, PhD., Watershed Counseling & Consultation Services, author of Teaching LGBTQ Psychology