Conscious Loving: The Journey to Co-Commitment: A Way to Be Fully Together Without Giving Up Yourself

Gay Hendricks, Kathlyn Hendricks

Bantam Books, 1990

Agent: Sandra Dijkstra

Are you passionately dedicated to experiencing your full capacity for love? If so, you are in for a thrilling ride on the greatest journey imaginable.
If that sounds like a tempting invitation, keep reading, and prepare to take in some life-altering truths: That as you get older, your love life can get better. That instead of fading, your relationships can flourish. That you can have more exquisite love and more passionate sex in the second half of life than you ever had before. Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks, the pioneering authors of the original best-selling book Conscious Loving, show you how in this guide to creating vibrant and joyful connections from your mid-40s onward.
Midlife is a time when we all face a choice: to settle into fixed routines and beliefs or to expand toward new horizons. With candor, compassion, and plenty of humor, drawing on experiments in the “living laboratory” of their own marriage as well as stories from their clients and colleagues, Katie and Gay offer insights and practices to help you:

  • Expand and enrich love by making your own creative essence your top priority
  • Take blame and criticism out of your communication with those you love
  • Attract new love into your life
  • Enjoy the best sex ever
Whether you’re partnered or single, Conscious Loving Ever After can light your way through the layers of unconscious relating that so many of us get caught in. From a Ten-Minute Stuff Talk and a Ten-Minute Heart Talk to a range of whole-body learning processes designed to translate ideas into action, here are the tools you need to transform your romantic life so you can thrive in your full capacity for love.

“In Conscious Loving, Katie and Gay Hendricks don’t just give relationship advice, they radiate wisdom and joy on every page. This book will transform and enrich the way you and your partner experience each other—and yourselves. I hope you will read it, come to see love in a new light, and relish the opportunity to spend time with these incredible souls.”
Iyanla Vanzant, New York Times best-selling author of In the Meantime and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up

“If you ask me, Katie and Gay are the perfect exemplars of conscious, loving, ever evolving, and utterly fabulous relationships. When I grow up I want to be just like them. This wise, generous book shows you how to do what they’ve done and live with passion, clarity, and joy.”
Geneen Roth, author of Women, Food and God

“Kathlyn and GayHendricks have mastered the art of Conscious Loving and generously share their decades of wisdom in this original and powerful book that provides life-transforming tools for your love life. Whetheryou’ve beenmarried for years orareready to re-enter the dating world, this book offers a clear path to creating the relationship of your dreams.”
Arielle Ford, author of The Soulmate Secret

Conscious Loving provides couples and singles in the second half of life a joyful and creative map for the journey. If you want to make the most of your loving relationships at midlife and beyond, read this book!”
Jack Canfield, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul® and The Success Principles™