Monsters in Love
Why Your Partner Sometimes Drives You Crazy - and What You Can Do About It
A gritty and down-to-earth guide for real-life couples
Conflict is a natural part of any intimate relationship. Yet most couples either avoid it or try to smooth over their differences. This results in at least one partner compromising their integrity--and stunting their own growth.
Monsters in Love challenges the idea that conflict between partners is unhealthy or something to avoid. Instead, it encourages both people to stand by what they need and who they are--but to do so with compassion rather than competitiveness or vengefulness. This is the purpose of an intimate relationship: to create an atmosphere where both people learn to grow up in their relationship by appreciating each other's individual needs in a caring and mature way.
Monsters in Love explores commitment, communication, intimacy, and therapy, sharing how these steps are essential for a healthier relationship.
About this Author
Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP, is a leading voice in today's conversation on racialized trauma and the creator of Cultural Somatics, which utilizes the body and its natural resilience as mechanisms for growth. He is the author of the national bestseller My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, and The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation's Upheaval and Racial Reckoning.
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