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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hill Harper - The Conversation



I am an avid reader and there is rarely a time that you can ask me "what are you reading?" and I don't have an answer for you. Recently, I've been checking out the latest book by Hill Harper. He is the Brown University and Harvard Law School graduate turned actor that you may know from CSI. He is also an author. His first book, Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny is aimed at young people and provides inspirational material on a number of different topics. His latest literary venture is "The Conversation: How Man and Women Can Build Loving and Trusting Relationships". Now, I must admit that I was a bit skeptical about this book. 


I mean, he is a single guy talking about relationships. But as I read the book I realized that although he is not married, he has a great deal of practical advice that can be applied to relationships. He also addressed the fact that he is still not in his ideal relationship by seeking input for the book from his friends that are married. 


I believe the main premise of the book is communication. I am in agreement with his supposition that communication is the foundation of positive relationships. And although this book does focus primarily on African-American relationships, I think the information found within it's pages are  applicable no matter what your ethnicity. 




GIVEAWAY
If you'd like a copy of The Conversation all you have to do is leave a comment telling me what words of advice you have for building loving relationships. The contest is over on October 8, 2010. Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment if it is not in your Blogger profile. Good Luck! 

Disclosure: I've been compensated for my time and effort to spread the word about this book. I also received a copy for review. As usual, all opinions are 100% my own. 

8 comments:

Kirsten said...

Be kind. If you are kind, you will consider how your words and actions will affect your partner. You will hesitant to speak your mind out of anger or frustration. Is this easy? Not always. But more often than not the *answer* is easy; implementation is the hard part.

Margaret said...

I didn't know he was an author!! This looks like an interesting read! For a loving relationship I say practice forgiveness and learn to say I'm sorry!

Jennae said...

I'd love to hear what Hill has to say about relationships.

My personal advice: trust is an absolutely must. Distrust only breeds contention and strife — which noone wants to live with. Open and honest communication will make both parties feel like there need be no secrets.

Makasha Dorsey said...

Respect for self and your partner is the basis for success in all areas of relationship building. I live by the following mantras: "If I cannot do or say this in front of my husband, then I should refrain" and "We are one. If I do something to hurt him. I hurt me."

Kathy Sykes said...

My advice for a loving relationship is to show appreciation for your spouse through ACTIONS!
kathysykestn@yahoo.com

J. Streete said...

Interesting. I have to agree that communication is very important and secondly I think being friends first is a big help.
jstreete@mac.com

Megsp22 said...

The very best piece of relationship advice I ever got was this.... The only reason to fight is to get to a solution. It does not matter who is right or who is wrong. The point is that someone is unhappy, and you need to work together to find a solution. I guarantee, when you start to look at your disagreements in this way, it is much easier to get a resolution. When things get heated, stop and think, what do I want to make this better? Tell your partner, so you resolve it :)

Megsp22 said...

The very best piece of relationship advice I ever got was this.... The only reason to fight is to get to a solution. It does not matter who is right or who is wrong. The point is that someone is unhappy, and you need to work together to find a solution. I guarantee, when you start to look at your disagreements in this way, it is much easier to get a resolution. When things get heated, stop and think, what do I want to make this better? Tell your partner, so you resolve it :)

meagan.paullin@yahoo.com

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