From Impasse To Intimacy / Edition 1

From Impasse To Intimacy / Edition 1

by David Shaddock
     
 

An experienced couples counselor identifies the unconscious factors that influence the way we feel and behave in intimate relationships—the invisible needs that create and sustain our dysfunctional patterns of relating. Whereas the conventional focus on changing our marital scripts bypasses excavation of their roots in our deepest childhood fears—of

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An experienced couples counselor identifies the unconscious factors that influence the way we feel and behave in intimate relationships—the invisible needs that create and sustain our dysfunctional patterns of relating. Whereas the conventional focus on changing our marital scripts bypasses excavation of their roots in our deepest childhood fears—of abandonment, intrusion, shame—David Shaddock weaves contemporary thinking about the individual into the family systems approach to therapy. Effortlessly, and with gentle authority, he introduces concepts that professional and popular readers alike can adopt to begin to decode symbolic issues and, in turn, generate the understanding that builds empathy between partners.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765701633
Publisher:
Aronson, Jason Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
858,846
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.38(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
A Journey to Living Unison1
IOrigins of the Invisible Marriage
1Why Love Is Blind11
2Growing Up Wounded: Childhood Pain and the Origin of the Invisible Marriage27
3Patterns of Protection49
IIVisible Problems, Invisible Roots
4Anger and Escalation71
5Pursuit and Avoidance89
6Emotional Distance109
7Sex and Intimacy125
8Money, Housework, and In-Laws143
IIIChanging the Script
9Couples in Crisis: When the Script Breaks Down163
10Changing the Script183
11Creating the Ties That Heal205
Bibliography227
Suggested Readings231
Index233

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