What Went Wrong with Mr. Right: Why Relationships Fail and How to Heal Them
The fleeting nature of the healthy balance within a relationship is demonstrated in this insightful exploration into a variety of interpersonal dynamics. The book shows how such a balance can be harnessed and adjusted to bring about self-empowerment and make changes in order to sweeten relationships that have gone sour. More than half a dozen archetype pairs—including the child and the parent, the perfectionist and the slob, and the priest and the prostitute—are presented as "seesaw scenerios" in which one person can shift position to fulfill his or her own needs and end up altering the other person's perspectives. Only by understanding each balance in relation to its archetype pair can positive changes be made to heal broken relationships and restore the fundamental balance between opposites who are drawn to one another.