Lovebirds By Trevor Silverster

Hachette Publisher RRP $29.99

‘One of the biggest mistakes we make,’ Trevor Silvester says, ‘is to treat other people as if they are just like us. I’m a Harley Street therapist, and over nearly twenty years I’ve been helping couples improve their lives together, and one thing is clear to me: most couples don’t flounder through lack of love, but through a lack of understanding.’

Lovebirds includes a multiple choice test so that readers can discover which type they – and their partners – belong to.

Eight distinct personality types, here named after different types of bird, dictate much of what we do, say and think and how we go about it. In-depth personality tests that have been used to diffuse co-worker conflict for years can shed light on your relationship, whether it be budding, established or yet to be formed.

Do the quiz, find out what kind of bird you are, what your partner is, and how to find a common language. Then there is a description of each type – what makes them tick, their likes and dislikes, how they tend to behave, their body language, what they tend to look like, the line of work and hobbies they are likely to choose, their hopes and fears.

So in this section you can read about yourself – and your partner. The final section looks at all the different possible combinations between the types, showing how misunderstandings can arise and giving advice on how to keep love between the different types of birds going and growing.

Trevor Silverster is a qualified cognitive hypnotherapist and couples coach and has over 20 years experience working with couples in London. He is an owl married to a swan making it work!