Just two simple, yet profound insights to making relationships functional but extraordinary.
Jason B. Fischer, MA, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist who has a thriving counselling practice in Austin, TX. He is the clinical director and owner of Plumeria Counselling Centre, a facility comprised of over thirty mental health professionals, which he opened in October 2009. He additionally spent an intensive period of time as a fully ordained Theravadin Buddhist monk, before re-entering conventional society to "walk the middle path."
"The significance of relationships is present from the beginning of life, and continues to be a vital element in a lifetime of growth and development. This book makes a special contribution by defining the extraordinary relationship and pointing out some key elements in its development. I'm especially grateful to Jason Fischer and Sabrina Kindell for the clarity with which they lead us through the development of extraordinary relationships." --LaNelle Brigance Ford, PsyD, author of Overcoming Depression "To make something complicated is easy. To make it simple is much harder. And to be truly clear about what makes relationships extraordinary is elegant. This is what Jason Fischer and Sabrina Kindell have done in unfolding the two truths about relationships. In simple and accessible language, drawn from the lives of struggling couples, and supported by years of experience, both in the consulting room and on the meditation cushion, they have carefully offered the heart of the Buddha's wisdom woven intimately with insights from contemporary psychotherapy. The truths may look simple, but they clearly point to the fact that our relationships are, in fact, profound and enduring spiritual practices." --Flint Sparks, PhD, psychologist and Zen priest, and resident teacher at Appamada, a center for Zen Practice and inquiry in Austin, TX "Simple yet not simplistic, the teachings in this book are wise and trustworthy riverbanks for the flow of intimate relationships." --Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge "Jason Fischer has an extra-ordinary thesis that to have an extra-ordinary relationship you have to know and apply the two truths about love, which are 'give permission' and 'take responsibility.' This is elegant and simple, and from my perspective and experience, true. I highly recommend The Two Truths About Love to everyone, therapists and couples." --Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting the Love You Want