The fear of commitment to a partner is common, but this book is a practical, professional, common-sense guide to help you overcome at the right time your hesitation and to set you on the best possible course to a successful relationship.
In a book world loaded with relationship advice, Avrum Nadigel’s Learning to Commit stands out as a major contribution to understanding how our relationships can be improved. While its focus is on the commitment-phobic person, he provides useful information for all couples who are attempting to navigate their way to a better relationship. His style is clear, understandable, and entertaining. He vulnerably provides examples of his own problems with commitment and how he worked through them. In addition, he gives many other real, clinical examples of difficult relationship issues that most of us can identify with. His wise insights and his knowledge of the principles that make for better relationships are accessible and solid. Nearly every page offers useful information for making it through the challenging world of developing good relationships.
— Ronald W. Richardson, author of 'Family Ties That Bind'
This book is such a clear and easily understood manual on how to find and keep a relationship with oneself and with others. It manages to synthesize some of the most profound of concepts into one user friendly guide to conscious living and loving. I cannot wait to teach from it, and to give it as a gift. Avrum's ‘voice’ is wonderful.
— Adrienne Gold, Educator and former TV personality
I loved this book! Few self help books have kept my attention from beginning to end. Those that do I recommend to my patients. An enjoyable read chock full of valuable information and insights backed up by important theoretical perspectives. I will definitely recommend this book to anyone, single or coupled, who is struggling with relationships and those who need to reflect on family of origin issues to understand their present and improve their future.
— Dr. Laurie Betito, Psychologist, Sex and Relationship Therapist, author of The Sex Bible for People Over 50, Radio talk show host
About the Author:
Avrum Nadigel has been a therapist in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver for more than 15 years. His approach combines family systems, psycho-dynamics and mindfulness perspectives. He has a Masters of Social Work from McGill University, a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Concordia University, and post-graduate training in Bowen Theory from The Western Pennsylvania Family Center.