Love That Works: 38 Awesome Hacks for Amazing Relationships


Praise for Love That Works:

Love That Works is a wonderfully practical and comprehensive guide to couples’ growth—with individual development inextricably intertwined. Jim Fleckenstein – coach, educator, researcher – synthesizes psychology wisdoms and specific techniques into a concise, user-friendly map showing the way to real-life loving relationships. Convenient ‘hacks’ and topical worksheets focused on common sticking points give readers the skills critical for moving forward, going deeper. Love That Works can be any couple’s guide to profound intimacy and love, for a lifetime.”

William D. Slaughter, MD, MA
Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

“Love that Works is an extraordinary resource for clients and clinicians, jam packed with wisdom, warmth, and innovative concepts. An indispensable book in improving relationships. This one goes directly into my clinical library!”

P. Michele Sugg, MSW, LCSW, CST
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Past-President, American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists

“Love that Works is a practical and wisdom-filled handbook on creating just what the title offers. No matter the gender, orientation, and the reader’s form of relationship, the book goes to the heart of the core issues that drive all kinds of relationships apart and presents powerful tools that anyone can use to build stronger connections with their partners and themselves. Jim’s book draws on the last century of relationship research and clinical practice as well as plain-speak to inspire partners to become better partners… I am planning on using these worksheets regularly in my clinical practice and I just might use them to do some of my own personal clean-up work in my own relationship!”

Anna Randall, DHS, MSW, MPH
Sex Therapist, Psychotherapist and Sexual Health Researcher

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Get Jim’s book, Love That Works: 38 Awesome Hacks for Amazing Relationships!

A quick read, full of actionable steps to make your most important relationship the best it can be.

If you struggle with:

  • Feeling “lost” in your relationship

  • Feeling like your relationship expects too much sacrifice on your part

  • Finding that discussions with your partner too often become arguments

  • Feeling like you’re not being heard in your relationship

  • Finding that communication in your relationship just isn’t happening

  • Frequently feeling angry, frustrated, or disappointed about what happens in your relationship

  • Wondering whether your relationship is “in trouble”

Then this is a book you’ll want to read!

Jim applies his Affirmative Intimacy ® approach to inspiring quotes from philosophers, clergy, therapists, musicians, authors, and gurus. Each is followed by a concrete action step.


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