Emotional Unavailability: Recognizing It, Understanding It, and Avoiding Its Trap

Overview

Psychologist Bryn Collins opens up the discussion about life with emotionally unavailable partners. She begins by unequivocally stating that you are not the problem. Collins uses solution-focused skills to help you identify, cope with, and change these painful associations and teaches you how to recognize and avoid emotionally unavailable partners in the future. This book also offers the emotionally unavailable partner techniques that allow him or her to learn to connect. Using case studies, quizzes, and ...
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Overview

Psychologist Bryn Collins opens up the discussion about life with emotionally unavailable partners. She begins by unequivocally stating that you are not the problem. Collins uses solution-focused skills to help you identify, cope with, and change these painful associations and teaches you how to recognize and avoid emotionally unavailable partners in the future. This book also offers the emotionally unavailable partner techniques that allow him or her to learn to connect. Using case studies, quizzes, and jargon-free, easy-to-understand concepts, Collins discusses the most common types of emotionally unavailable partners: Romeos and Romiettes, who come on strong and then disappear; Indiana Joneses, high-intensity partners who always keep their heads - and their hearts; Tens and Other Trophies, who rely on their good looks to enchant without any real connection; Mama's Boys and Daddy's Girls, who never learned to feel their feelings and expect you to pick up where Mama and Daddy left off; 'Holics, who are more interested in the relationship with their addiction than with you; Emotional Einsteins, for whom love is an intellectual exercise, ... and many more.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780585140643
  • Publisher: NetLibrary, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Mr. Wonderful, Ms. Perfect, and Friends 7
2 Background 33
3 The Deeply Desperate: Unrequited Romance Novels 81
4 Shall We Dance? Cha-Chas, Tracks, Chains, and Tangos 89
5 Romeo ... and Juliets: Man, Women, and Trouble 97
6 Head over Heart: The Intellectual Ivory Tower 105
7 Whatever You Say, Dear: Power Imbalances 113
8 The Adventurers: Relationships on the Edge 119
9 I've Got a Secret: Lies, Half-Truths, and Hidden Traps 127
10 Talking Turkey: The Emotion Stuffers 135
11 Yes, But...: You, Me, and All the Other Bad Stuff in the World 141
12 The One-Way Mirror: Narcissists 147
13 Let Me Fix It for You: The Codependency Cage 155
14 'Holics 161
15 The Rock and the Rocket 165
16 Emotionally Unavailable Parents 171
17 A Framework for Change and Growth 179
18 Tools for Changing and Growing 231
19 Dumping the Toxic and Moving On 263
Reading List 283
Index 286
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