A user's guide to establishing couplehood and taking leave of it; deals with the problems that may arise in the process of finding the right partner, making a relationship work and recovering from a split or losing one's spouse. Most of us want to find someone to share life with. Someone to love until death us do part. But sometimes it is no easy matter. It may be difficult to find the right partner, become part of a stepfamily, or accept the fact that couplehood is over. This book is about the problems and choices we are most likely to face at the start and end of couplehood, including falling in love, dating, choosing one's partner, remarriage, being weekend lovers, divorce and the death of a spouse, and offers proposals for tackling them. Kirsten Ahlburg has been a psychotherapist in private practice for 15 years, specialising in couplehood and sexuality. In addition she has contributed to a number of newspapers and magazines as a letters editor and adviser on psychology and couplehood, and appeared in numerous television and radio programmes on these subjects. Her books Entering Couplehood...and Taking Leave of It, How to Get a Loving Couplehood and When Sex Life Becomes Deadlock are a trilogy on couplehood.