“Dangerous” and “love” may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about great relationships, in fact most of us seek to keep “danger” and “love” as far apart as possible. Yet in a world where conflicts occur frequently and range from small disagreements over preference to relationship ending campaigns, it seems smart to invest in a little training to help keep the small things small and the big things in perspective.
Dangerous Love is an exploration of vulnerability and personal transformation through the relationships that challenge us most. Instead of posing as a typical self-help book with condescending statements of cliché “breakthrough,” Dangerous Love takes a softer line and uses questions and experiences collected over years of mediation practice to gently draw us to challenge areas of our own conflict styles.
Practical in its philosophy, this book aims to first bolster your understanding of conflict in all of its forms (avoidance, management, resolution, transformation, and reconciliation) then to give you tools to work fearlessly in your own pursuit of dangerous love.
Readers should expect to be challenged to improve their own conflict practices and love a little deeper. This book does well to mirror its own advice and guide us gently but firmly to a more positive and transformational view of conflict, love, and relationships.
Dangerous Love by Chad Ford. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, June 2020.
Reviewer bio: Tom lives in Hawaii and spends most of his time with his family or in the ocean. He also loves Motion Design.
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