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The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for…
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The Loneliness Cure: Six Strategies for Finding Real Connections in Your…

by Kory Floyd

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Not very convinced. I was curious about the book and about making genuine connections. I am not particularly affectionate and tend to keep people at a distance. The title intrigued me and seemed like might be good for me to figure out how make better connections and maybe have better relationships.
 
This book definitely wasn't for me. The author describes at one point about how he would express affection towards women and men in college, and that many of them found it "weird" and end up with tearful conversations from women (!) and a "talk" about how the men didn't feel "that way". The author said he didn't understand why people seemed so put off. (Page 34 in the paperback edition). This seemed very sexist and veered into homophobia. The author also wrote that some of these women stalked him.
 
What is unclear to me (and what the author doesn't write) is HOW he expressed his affection: what was said, how he said it, the context, etc. Without knowing any other details (like what were the words used), the author comes across as a tad creepy and boundary-crossing, especially if there seemed to be enough of both men and women who expressed discomfort with him. After that I found I could not take the book seriously.
 
A lot of what he writes can probably be found in various magazine articles and long-form pieces about making connections and keeping relationships. I wasn't too impressed with the content, and while I am glad the author does later acknowledge issues of sexual harassment, how the need for affection can go very wrong, etc., the book just seemed very shallow.
 
There might be some helpful info for some, but I wouldn't recommend it. Library if you're really interested. ( )
  acciolibros | Feb 11, 2018 |
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This guidebook details the causes of affection hunger, helps you assess your needs, and shows you how to build genuine connections to those around you.Whether you're looking to get the undivided attention of a friend, reconnect physically with a romantic partner, or grow closer to your family, this book provides you with the tools you need to lead a healthier, happier, and more affectionate life.… (more)

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