Relationships: Applications for Living by Neale Donald Walsch


Neale Donald Walsch is the famous author of ‘Conversations with God’. In this book Relationships: Applications for Living, he talks about human relationships. And more specifically a man-woman relationship and relationship that people call marriage. He talks mostly about his personal experiences. The relationship that he shares with his wife and the woman that he dated before he met his wife.

Relationships: Applications for Living by Neale Donald Walsch

I honestly did not find anything new in the book. It is all about letting the other person be themselves and allowing yourself to be yourself with your partner. Well if you can practically do that, if you can let go of all the walls between the two of you, you can actually have the ideal relationship. But ideal things exist in the ideal world. Also, we have been conditioned from the time we are born about certain human behaviors, which I think is the biggest barrier to human relationships. This conditioning does not let us be ourselves even when we are alone. Let alone in the presence of anyone else.

Relationships: Applications for Living by Neale Donald Walsch

I like a few quotes in the book, and which I kind of believe in:

  • Living with you is like living alone
  • My will for you is your will for you
  • Sometimes goodness (mate) comes to you in packages that are quite unexpected
  • The words Joy, Love, and Freedom are interchangeable

It’s a small 80-page book that you can read if you like the message in the above quotes.


Published in 1999, it is a part of the Applications for Living series, that includes books on abundance, right livelihood, and holistic living.

In this book, the author Walsch explores the nature of relationships and how they can be used to help us grow and evolve spiritually. He argues that relationships are a mirror for our soul and that they provide us with the opportunity to learn and heal.

Divided into three parts:

  • Purpose of relationships and how they can help us to know ourselves better.
  • Explores the different types of relationships that we have, and how we can improve them.
  • Discusses how to create healthy and fulfilling relationships.

A practical and inspiring guide to understanding and improving our relationships. A valuable resource for anyone who wants to create more love, joy, and peace in their life.

Key takeaways:


  • Are a mirror for our souls. They reflect back to us our strengths, weaknesses, and areas for growth.
  • Provide us with the opportunity to learn and heal. They can help us to let go of old pain and resentments, and to open our hearts to love.
  • Different types of relationships, each with its own unique purpose. The most important ones in our lives include romantic, friendships, family, and with ourselves.
  • Create healthy and fulfilling relationships by being honest, open, and loving. Learn to communicate effectively, to set boundaries, and to resolve conflict peacefully.

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  1. I first read “Conversations” about 8 years ago and it brought me great peace. I particularly enjoyed reading in the books about how earlier in the Earth’s history, females had all the major leadership roles. It told how men were able to take over to the way things are now. Quite fascinating.


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