Fighting for Your African American Marriage / Edition 1

Fighting for Your African American Marriage / Edition 1

by Keith E. Whitfield, Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787955515

ISBN-13: 9780787955519

Pub. Date: 09/12/2001

Publisher: Wiley

Fighting for Your African American Marriage gives you solid solutions to the challenges your marriage faces every day. The book contains a unique perspective and presents the powerful, proven strategies of the highly acclaimed PREP(Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach for helping black couples beat the odds and master the skills that can

Overview

Fighting for Your African American Marriage gives you solid solutions to the challenges your marriage faces every day. The book contains a unique perspective and presents the powerful, proven strategies of the highly acclaimed PREP(Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach for helping black couples beat the odds and master the skills that can prevent marital distress and divorce.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787955519
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/12/2001
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.09(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Introductionxiii
1.What Makes Our World Go 'Round1
2.Four Key Patterns That Destroy Oneness27
3.Communicating Safely and Clearly: The Speaker-Listener Technique49
4.Handlin' Business: Problem Solving73
5.Ground Rules for Handling Conflict99
6.Timing Is Everything: Issues and Events117
7.Unmet Expectations and What to Do About Them137
8.Stickin' Together: Commitment155
9.Core Belief Systems: Religious, Spiritual, and Otherwise175
10.Forgiving, Forgetting, and Intimacy199
11.Preserving and Protecting Friendship219
12.Marriage and Fun: They Go Together!231
13.Sexual Healing243
14.Keeping It Together255
Selected Research and Resources269
More Information on the PREP Approach277
Finding a Counselor When You Need One279
Some Thoughts on Domestic Violence283
About the Authors285
Index287

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