Live in the Present and Learn Valuable Life Lessons to Improve Any Relationship

“Did You Get That Monkey Off Your Back?”

by Josh R. Himmelman

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/8/2012

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781452549903
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781452549910
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 266
ISBN : 9781452549927

About the Book

The development of this couple’s relationship, with all of its problems, is reflected quite candidly in their experiences of living in an abusive relationship. This book speaks of the co-existence of a man and a woman who are trying to love each other and be committed for life but fail miserably.

The book is divided into sections, each recounting a different stage of their eleven-year relationship. Each section is followed by life lessons, so the reader can learn from what this couple experienced. Each lesson looks at the root cause of an issue. A few examples are: being victimized, broken trust, drug abuse, true friendship, etc. These issues can exist in all intimate relationships today, so that all readers can benefit in learning from the relationship experiences.

About the Author

The author was born on a small farm in Nova Scotia, Canada, to a conservative, church going family. In Nova Scotia, he gained a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and began a career in the Canadian Revenue Services. In 1984, he obtained a Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University.

Working in a large city as a teacher of seventeen- and eighteen-year-olds, he enjoyed many brainstorming sessions with his students regarding life for them, their parents, and what to expect in their future. After years of compiling notes, he thought it appropriate to use them in reflection of a couple which was in a crisis, and write them as teaching notes for all ages and relationships.

He now resides in Canada, working as a teacher and writer.