Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love,New and Revised / Edition 2

Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving a Lasting Love,New and Revised / Edition 2

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

ISBN-10: 0787957445

ISBN-13: 9780787957445

Pub. Date: 08/06/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This new and revised edition of Fighting for Your Marriage is based on the widely acclaimed PREP(r) (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up.
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Overview

This new and revised edition of Fighting for Your Marriage is based on the widely acclaimed PREP(r) (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up.
Based on twenty years of university research, this popular book will show you how to:

• Talk more and fight less

• Deepen and protect your friendship

• Have a more intimate, sensual relationship

• Keep the fun alive

• Clarify and act on your priorities

• Develop a vision for your future together

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787957445
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/06/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.99(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS ON THE ROAD TO LASTING LOVE.

Four Hallmarks of a Great Relationship: PREP in a Nutshell.

Destructive Patterns: Signs of Danger Ahead.

Changing Roles, Changing Rules: Men and Women in Conflict.

TEAM UP TO HANDLE CONFLICT.

When What You Heard Isn't What I Said: Understanding Filters in Communication.

Talking Safely Without Fighting: The Speaker-Listener Technique.

Controlling the Home Fires: Handling Issues and Events Well.

New Perspectives on Problems and Problem Solving.

Keeping Conflict Under Control: Ground Rules for a Great Relationship.

ENJOYING EACH OTHER.

Safe Harbor: Preserving and Protecting Friendship.

Playing Together: How to Succeed in Fun Without Really Trying.

Sense and Sensuality: Enhancing and Protecting Your Sex Life.

Core Beliefs and Spiritual Intimacy.

STAYING THE COURSE.

Why You Can't Always Get What You Want: Unraveling the Mysteries of Expectations.

Forgiveness: Restoring Hope.

Sticking, Stuck, or Stopped: On the Path to Commitment.

What to Do Now.

Some Thoughts on Domestic Violence.

Resources and Training.

Selected Research and References.

About the Authors.

Index.

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