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Book Review

Love Must Be Tough: Proven Hope for Families in Crisis

Nancy Moultrie Rockstroh, MD

Published: December 1, 2000

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Love Must Be Tough: Proven Hope for Families in Crisis is a layman’s texton dealing with relationships in crisis. The author states that when a spouse strays,loses interest in his or her partner, or develops destructive habits that harm the bondbetween the partners, the most productive course is for the wounded party to actdecisively to stop the disrespectful acts instead of engaging in passive behavior.The author feels that to effectively save a relationship the wounded party mustclarify that the undesired behavior will result in the termination of the relationship.This willingness to end a relationship is the very essence of freedom and independence.The concept of 2 individuals working together for the benefit of the other isat the heart of a good relationship, and when the balance of power switches so thatone person has undue control, the potential for abuse of that power becomes imminent.

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