Reigniting the Spark

Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy and How to Get It Back

Non-Fiction - Relationships
157 Pages
Reviewed on 10/22/2020
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Reigniting the Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Their Intimacy and How to Get It Back by Dr. Bruce Chalmer is a book for all those readers who are in committed relationships and need help because their once passionate love life, shared dreams, and shared values are not working anymore. The techniques and strategies in the book give hope and will help readers understand where work needs to be done. The principles of "Be kind, don't panic, and have faith" form the basis of the work and therapeutic techniques, and will help restore the intimacy and faith in a relationship. The author's decade-long experience of working with couples is evident in the book as he shows couples how to understand their situations, guides them towards solutions, and offers them hope.

The topic is relevant and Dr. Bruce Chalmer handles it with great expertise, making it easy for readers to understand and apply the advice, and encourages couples to seek help and heal from trauma. He looks at relationships from various angles and shares real-life stories so that readers will be able to connect with what he is trying to convey. He also speaks about the three kinds of faith that will help couples act with confidence, resilience, and purpose. The three steps to forgiveness are all helpful when it comes to working towards improving relationships and recognizing the joys of stability and intimacy in their lives. Reigniting the Spark can be re-read whenever there is a need to improve on relationships.