With the summer holiday coming to an end and the need to reorganise our daily life, the level of stress may be higher than normal. For this Friday Reading, I have chosen a great book which I have read more than once and consult when I feel emotionally challenged.

The Honeymoon Effect by Bruce H. Litpton is a very useful read for both people in a relationship, and those who are not.

The Honeymoon Effect: “A state of bliss, passion, energy and health resulting from a huge love. Your life is so beautiful that you can’t wait to get up to start a new day and thank the Universe that you are alive”.

“The author describes how the Honeymoon Effect was not a chance event or a coincidence, but a personal creation. This book reveals how we manifest the Honeymoon Effect and the reasons why we lose it. This knowledge empowers readers to create the honeymoon experience in a way that ensures a happily-ever after relationship even a Hollywood producer would love.”

I appreciate these two statements. This month Peter, my hubby, and I have celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. A defining moment for us – both as individuals and as a couple.  We celebrated the anniversary strolling around Sorrento, Capri and Positano – which are very popular places for newlyweds, and we reflected on the last 40 years! There have been many changes, and yet, certain things are still the same.

As I was reading the Honeymoon Effect, I happily realised that our success has been guided by principles similar to those described in the book. We are so glad to have been able to go beyond what seemed to be insurmountable issues. We have done so by using the support around us, but most importantly taking responsibility for the relationship, not as fault or blame but simply by recognising that: “I am in this relationship and, regardless of what the other person does, I am responsible for its quality”.   I also acknowledge though that it is not, for whatever reason, necessarily a good thing to stay together.

What matters is the quality of the relationship. People may not live together, however, the quality of their relationship is still experienced everyday. It is important to ask oneself: “what can I do to improve the relationship?” And then, take the necessary actions.

I invite you to read the book and, if you are interested to find out more about how to create amazing relationships, please contact me on 07866985742 or through my website: