How to Own Your Story, Connect with Your Partner, and Deepen Your Relationship Practice

by Jan Dworkin, PhD


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Psychology / Self-Help
316 Pages, 6 x 9
Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB,
Kindle / Mobipocket
Retail Price: US $18.95 (CA $22.95)
ISBN 978-1-7339011-0-9 (paper)
Distributor: IPG / SPU
Publication Date: Nov 2019

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Let’s face it. Relationships are hard.

If you’re like many people, your relationship résumé reads something like a spatter pattern. Confusing experiences lie in your wake, and you can’t decipher the learning. Maybe your relationship is littered with messy conflicts or scorched by the ills of the world. Maybe you are lonely—and looking for a partner, or you feel you just aren’t any good at relationships—and you want to get better.

Using stories from her own colorful relationship life and from her work with clients from diverse backgrounds around the world, Jan Dworkin, PhD, lays bare her missteps and triumphs both in and out of the bedroom with honesty, humor, and depth. She offers concrete tools to help couples navigate power dynamics and conflicts that arise from differences in gender, class, race, sexual desire, communication styles, dreams and opposing points of view. Through sassy stories, step-by-step exercises, and hard-earned wisdom, Dworkin guides readers to build their very own “relationship practice.”

Whether you are embarking on a new relationship, striving to improve an existing one, or recouping after a breakup, prepare yourself to laugh, cry, and gain the education of a lifetime. This is the real world of relationships with no holds barred.  

Praise for Make Love Better

“Highly original and . . . brutally honest. A distinctive, compelling, and practically useful read.”
CINDY GALLOP, founder and CEO of MakeLoveNotPorn

 “Brimming with deep wisdom . . . that will help your relationships for years to come.”
author of the New York Times bestseller 
Conscious Uncoupling: 5 Steps to Living Happily Even After 

 “A radically inclusive, incredibly generous, and totally accessible blueprint
for a new age of romance and sex. . . . Get this book.”
author of Good Sex: Getting Off without Checking Out

Photo: Jerry Grant

Photo: Jerry Grant

Jan Dworkin PhD, has more than 25 years of international, cross-cultural experience as a therapist for individuals and couples and as a conflict resolution educator and facilitator. She co-founded the Process Work Institute, co-authored its masters programs, and served as its academic dean for ten years. Jan is also an executive coach specializing in leadership development in the creative industries.