Life Cycles - Relationships

"discover Confluence" "are your relationships fated?"

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
178 Pages
Reviewed on 11/04/2018
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Author Biography

Neil Killion is a psychologist and former management consultant, who for around twenty years founded and ran his own outplacement company in Sydney, Australia. In this time he interviewed thousands of redundant employees from a wide range of organisations and slowly made several key observations regarding major change in people's lives and just a few key years. He eventually turned this into a brand new theory of life. This represents a significant new addition to knowledge with its own terms, icons, research methods and form of prediction. The theory is known simply as “Life Cycles”.
He has written three books (Life Cycles, 2008; The Life Cycles Revolution, 2013; Life Cycles - Relationships, 2018). All three books are multi-award winners and his average review rating is 4.5/5.0. He is the winner of the Silver Medal, Philosophy and Religion at the Readers Favourite Awards. What makes this theory different to all others is that it is fact-based, using detailed biographical analysis and is thus scientifically-oriented and not a belief system. He has conducted numerous statistical validation studies in support his claims.
Neil continues to research and write on “Life Cycles” and has written several hundred blog and related articles, including a guest article in Psychology Today.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Divine Zape for Readers' Favorite

Life Cycles — Relationships by Neil Killion is a well-researched nonfiction book that responds to the questions: How do our life cycles affect the depth of our relationships? Can we harness the cycles of our lives in a way that strengthens our relationships? Inspired by his own independent research, on prominent psychologist Daniel Levinson's work The Seasons of a Man's Life, Neil Killion has pioneered the first-ever cycle theory of life, based on scientific-style evidence. An offshoot of his theory has produced a radical, new way to look at relationships. He calls it confluence. This book explains the concept and with relevant historical and modern examples shows readers how they can use it to enrich and strengthen their relationships. Readers will understand why some relationships are doomed and while others endure the storms without suffering any harm. In this book, you’ll find the tools to assess your relationship and determine the cyclic moment your relationship is facing while understanding how to use the windows of opportunity to start afresh and mend suffering relationships.

The author uses historical and contemporary couples to support his thesis. Here is one of the examples: “Brad Pitt, who was born December 18, 1963, and Angelina Jolie, who was born June 4, 1975. They would share almost seven months of "Confluence" for every "Significant Year" when they were a couple, which is just about identical to William and Catherine.” The concept is intriguing, and the book contains revolutionary ideas that readers will find useful when navigating the different seasons of their relationships. The voice is strong and compassionate and the text is packed with intriguing information. Life Cycles — Relationships is one of those books that will both entertain and provoke powerful thought processes in readers. I found it very informative.

Kayti Nika Raet

Life Cycles - Relationships by Neil Killion is the third book in the Life Cycle series where Killion redefines fate and significant life experiences by using the seven/twelve year cycle. In this book, he applies it to relationships, both romantic and platonic. Determined to distance himself from the occult, Killion fills Life Cycles with famous couples and figures throughout the ages, from Anthony and Cleopatra to Albert and Victoria, to more contemporary couples such as British royals Catherine and William and celebrities George and Amal Clooney. He also adds new terms to his theory such as "Windows of Opportunity" and "Fated Relationships" to create an interesting new aspect to his theory one, that seems quite unique on the surface.

I read Life Cycles from front to back and enjoyed both the history lessons and how they tied in neatly with the theory Killion put forth. I'm always interested in learning new things so, once past the first few chapters, I was really glad once Killion began to apply the tenets of his theory using the lives of a few well known celebrities and historical figures. It makes Life Cycles partially a biography, but one with a unique twist. I enjoyed reading about the figures and how their lives lined up to the 19, 24, 31, 36 Life Cycles. I even found myself looking at certain celebrities in a new light afterward. And readers themselves will be sure to apply Killion's new theories to their own lives and careers. Life Cycles by Neil Killion is a good light read for anyone looking for new slants on their favorite celebrities. It's also great for fans of the previous books looking to be pulled in by more astonishing examples.