Who are Blanshard & Blanshard?!
They are not the ordinary couple living next door. Their joint back grounds as creative director and copywriter, makes their relationship books creative, insightful and full of emotional intelligence.
They are a husband and wife team who share the same name and belief that a love can last a lifetime and it’s worth everything to make it happen.
Blanshard & Blanshard bring nearly 40 years of living and loving to their books.
Susan Blanshard was born in Hampshire, England. An acclaimed Poet and Essayist. Susan is a Committee Member of International PEN Women Writers’. She is an award winning Copywriter. A bestselling author, she has written of thirteen books.
Bruce Blanshard is of French descent. A bestselling author, Painter and an exhibiting Artist. He has a background as an award winning Advertising Executive Creative Director.
Blanshard & Blanshard live in the French Quarter of Hanoi with their native dog from Phu Quoc Island. They have been together for more than 39 years and have two adult children.
Love is a renewable resource- Blanshard & Blanshard
Great communication creates great intimacy.The more intimacy...the greater your sex life- Blanshard & Blanshard
Twogether forever- Blanshard & Blanshard
Love is a four letter word- Blanshard & Blanshard
Love is a journey, not a destination- Blanshard & Blanshard
We love writing relationship books together. We start off making notes. Often the notes are a few years old and on scraps of paper. We combine and share these. We work on the book sitting side by side! The title, design,edits we work on these together. The third book we wrote was Make Love Last. The front cover image happens to be a photgraph we took on the first night we moved to a house by the lake. The magic of the moonlight photo it wasn't planned. We did not know at the time that this would be the cover for our latest book-Fly Me To The Moon And Back: Make Love Last (Forever and a Day),
Why are we so interested in relationships and what makes us "experts"? Well we figure being together this long, we must be doing something right! People always asked us what our secret was. How come we stayed together for forty years. How come you guys are REALLY HAPPY just being together.
It was a classic case of live at first sight. We met young and fell in love without really knowing who we had fallen in love with. Statistically facts were aganst us. We were university students without a great deal of money. Yet within 10 years we has added two children, three Siamese cats, four goldfish, two cars and a house with a large mortgage to our relationship.
We have been together for a while now! In 39 years we have figured lots of things out. So anyone reading our books may be able to save a marriage or save themselves some time!
Yes, we still look at each other with interest. other people notice and so many people asked us our secret...why are you guys so happy! There is an obvious , intimate connection people pick up on. They ask us and we say of course physcial attraction, passion and intimacy and sex has a lot to do with it. But what we figured out is this. if you want a relationship to last, you've got to do some work to make it happen.
Relationships don't just happen. More likely you are made for each other. But if you want to do the distance , loving a long time, it won't just happen. You make it happen. We take love relationships seriously. We keep writing our relationship books together because we both believe in lasting love and in creative, dynamic, long term relationships.
About make Love Last, the most recently published book.
Make Love Last (forever and a day). It's the sexiest, savviest relationship book ever to squeeze between the covers of thousands of other relationship books. Even if you read a hundred books on couples, love, relationships, sex and marriage- this magazine style book is a refreshing new way to look at relationships. Make Love Last Forever and a day makes you go; Yeah that's so right, I get it. Staying together forever is not a dream or a wishful thought. It’s not difficult or mysterious. As a couple, you invest emotional time and energy. When you share your life with your partner, you fall in love so many times and always with the same lover. You expect to share your love and life forever. To make love last. And you can. There’s no secret to how to make love last, it’s not hard to do…once you both know how. You can keep the passion alive, understand each other better, get what you want and need out of your relationship. You wake up and look around and know that someone is your lover, best friend and companion too. That you are two people who belong together in the world. A total of two, equal and permanent.
Make Love Last ( forever and a day). shows couples how to fight less and love more, renew intimacy, revive love and create the long term relationship most couples dream about. And you know when you've got a fulfilling relationship, when reality is better than your dreams. To make a real love-changing relationship book, it takes a real couple in a successful long term relationship to know how to make a relationship work. It’s not about questionnaires and other couples relationships. It’s about your relationship.The happiness of your partner is essential to your own. This book is written from the combined experience and know-how of a successful creative married couple. They’ve been living, loving and working together for 39 years and that’s where real experience helps. It’s been fought over and dragged out and sorted out. They understand how to take difficult relationship issues and make them easier to talk about. They worked out a simple system that works for even the most longstanding arguments. Each chapter is entertaining and real. It's Couple Reflective: you both get the picture right away. All the chapters add up to making love last. The authors', Blanshard & Blanshard know what makes a successful relationship. If you spend time with ‘Make Love Last forever and a day’ doing some R&R (reading and repairing) you will be on your way to becoming lovers and soul-mates forever!