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What makes a relationship healthy? Most men and women will respond that it's good communication to be able to openly express their own thoughts and feelings, and to better understand their partner's. Emotional Intelligence for Couples explains basic principles of...
What makes a relationship healthy? Most men and women will respond that it's good communication to be able to openly express their own thoughts and feelings, and to better understand their partner's. Emotional Intelligence for Couples explains basic principles of emotional intelligence to equip you with common-sense ways to express your feelings, allowing you to enjoy greater intimacy, clearer communication, and a deeper connection than you have ever known. Discover answers to questions like:
What actions and behaviors will make our relationship healthier?
How can we practice healthy arguing and recognize healthy anger?
How can we prevent our criticism, manipulation, and blame games?
Why do I need personal boundaries?
1 Establishing boundaries: taking the first step to increase emotional intelligence 1
2 Stopping boundary errors and violations from occurring 9
3 Defending your boundaries 13
4 Knowing your limits 19
5 Recapping: boundaries and limits 25
6 Discovering how codependency still affects your life after all these years 29
7 Practicing a four-step model of grief work that increases emotional intelligence 33
8 Understanding boundaries, limits, and grief work through an adult fairy tale 41
9 Experiencing and expressing anger appropriately 49
10 Stopping confusing anger and rage 61
11 Identifying the en-rager and the out-rager 69
12 Recognizing emotional regression 73
13 Eliminating the triggers for regression 77
14 Seeing the signals that you or someone else is regressing 83
15 Working our way out of passivity: the hidden element that limits emotional intelligence 93
16 Becoming a more compassionate person 99
17 Engaging in active loving 103
18 Understanding that wanting and needing are two different things 107
19 Identifying and pursuing your passion 111
20 Getting out of the triangle tangle 115
21 Separating versus isolating 119
22 Making an appropriate apology 123
23 Making amends and becoming emotionally mature 127
24 Being happy rather than right all the time 131
Posted December 21, 2011
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