Partners in Pleasure: Sharing Success, Creating Joy, Fulfilling Dreams—Together
Learning to look at life with four eyes and two hearts joined into one soul
Continuing his transmission of 2,000-year-old Polynesian wisdom that began with The Pleasure Prescription, Paul Pearsall introduces in this new book what be calls "naupaka love" or aloha kakou—love shared, profound companionship, surrendering to a relationship in all its dimensions and embracing it as a lifelong mission of discovery and mutual pleasure.
Our society tells us that individual success and self-fulfillment are the keys to happiness. This book asks, If that is true, why do so many of us—even those who are in a relationship—feel unhappy and alone? And it answers that there is no joy if there is no one to share it with. As a poet said long ago, "No man is an island .... "
A uniquely warm combination of oral wisdom and current research, Partners in Pleasure is nothing less than a re-visioning of marriage. It offers eight lessons in mahele (sharing)—eight pleasure prescriptions for partners, from dreaming die same dream to becoming one body. Woven throughout are partnering tests; relationship lessons from Hawai`i's foremost kupuna (elders) and kahuna (healers or priests); and insights from Dr. Pearsall's own work and seminars.
Partners in Pleasure shows couples how they can come together to face the challenges of life—conflict, sexual compatibility, child-rearing, career setbacks and getting old—and grow ever stronger together, united in heart.