The Joy of Imperfect Love

The Art of Creating Healthy, Securely Attached Relationships


This book is not yet published, but will be available from May 2024.

ISBN: 9781641709057 Category:

Carla Marie Manly


Embracing the messiness of real love, readers explore attachment issues and personal growth, uncovering the secrets to lasting, joy-filled connections

Stuck in unhealthy relationship dynamics? Yearning to find (or be) that perfect someone? Can you accept someone while also wanting them to grow? The key to healthy relationships is accepting that real love is messy, imperfect, and a work in progress!

Clinical psychologist Dr. Carla Marie Manly’s The Joy of Imperfect Love guides readers on a transformative journey of compassionate, healthy love. With research-backed insights, captivating case studies, and empowering exercises, readers explore how attachment issues and unresolved personal issues negatively impact both self-love and the quality of our relationships. Dr. Manly offers sound solutions for creating the awareness and healthy habits that promote lasting love. Readers will breathe a sigh of deep relief as they discover the doable, real-life secrets to creating joy-filled relationships and genuine, imperfect love.

Additional information

Weight 300 g
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 2 May 2024
Number of pages 396
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 15.2 x 22.9 cm
Weight 300 g


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Clinical psychologist, author, and speaker Dr. Carla Marie Manly makes her home in Sonoma County, California. With a refreshing mindfulness-based approach, Dr. Manly focuses on supporting others in their journeys of personal transformation and the creation of deeply fulfilling relationships.