Monsters in Love: Why Your Partner Sometimes Drives You Crazy
Monsters in Love: Why Your Partner Sometimes Drives You Crazy

Resmaa Menakem

Monsters in Love: Why Your Partner Sometimes Drives You Crazy

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A gritty, 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 often 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 book is about the reality of committed, intimate relationships, which are designed to inspire both people to grow up. It challenges some common misperceptions about what makes for a successful partnership.

It also rocks the boat of psychotherapy, calling out therapists who don't bring their best to their clients. Instead of comforting fantasies or false promises, Monsters in Love offers you and your partner a chance to make your relationship--and your lives--much bigger and more emergent.


About the Author

Resmaa Menakem, MSW, LICSW, SEP  is a leading voice in today’s conversation on racialized trauma. He created Cultural Somatics, which utilizes the body and resilience as mechanisms for growth.

As a therapist, trauma specialist, and the founder of Justice Leadership Solutions, a leadership-consulting firm, Resmaa dedicates his expertise to coaching leaders through civil unrest, organizational change, and community building.

Resmaa is best known as the author of the New York Times bestseller My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, and as the originator and key advocate of Somatic Abolitionism, an embodied antiracist practice of living and culture building. Resmaa’s newest title, The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoning, is now available for pre-order.

Central Recovery Press; New edition (2023), 9781949481792