‘I want to help save relationships’

2019-10-02 06:00
Author Thulani Gumede.PHOTO: supplied

Author Thulani Gumede.PHOTO: supplied

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LACK of tolerance between couples in relationships and marriages motivated author Thulani Gumede to write a book that is aimed at encouraging people to learn to deal with their issues without them impacting the relationship.

The book, titled Love Rage — The Good Fight, will be launched on Saturday, September 28 at the Cornerstone Church on Alan Paton Avenue from 11 am.

Speaking to Echo, Gumede said he hopes that his book will save a lot of relationships and marriages.

He said many people are drowning in relationships because they fail to deal with their problems without hurting their partner.

“The book talks about how to deal with a problem without attacking the person you are in a relationship with.

“Most of the time when couples are fighting they end up attacking each other instead of dealing with the problem in front of them. They end up saying hurtful things to each other or worse because they are focusing on an individual instead of the problem.

“Failing to control your emotions can lead to you saying or doing hurtful things to your partner.

“We need to learn how to deal with the problems that we are facing without hurting our partners.

“We must learn how to deal with problems together as couples.

“I want this book to teach people in relationships to learn to tolerate each other.

“You need to have a way of dealing with a problem without hurting each other,” he said.

The author said he didn’t start out with the intention of writing this book, but the recent incidents of women abuse encouraged him to write a book with the aim of helping people.

“Usually I take up to 12 months when I write a book, but this one only took me two months to finish,” said Gumede.

“Every night I was putting in up to four hours of work because I wanted to finish it and be able to save relationships and marriages.

“There is nothing more painful than hearing someone say their relationship is drowning because they failed to deal with their problems,” he said.

The book is available at Adams booksellers for R120 and on EBooks.

The entrance fee for the launch is R100 per person and student fee is R150 per couple.

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