Great Marriage Tune-Up Book: A Proven Program for Evaluating and Renewing Your Relationship / Edition 1

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Overview

From Dr. Jeffry Larson— the author of the best-selling Should We Stay Together? that was featured on the Today Show— comes a must-have book for couples in a long-term relationship. All serious couples reach a point where they feel frustrated, stuck, bored, disillusioned, and misunderstood. But now, drawing on over fifty years of research in marital and family relationships, Dr. Larson provides helpful and easy-to-use quizzes, self-tests, and personal assessments that reveal why you're feeling this way, explain the underlying issues, and provide solutions to specific issues and problems. Throughout this practical book, Dr. Larson highlights strengths and weaknesses, and focuses on goals for improvement.

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What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
"I highly recommend this important, research-based book for coupleswho desire to protect and preserve fun and love in theirrelationship and who are committed to fighting for their marriage.Professionals who work with couples will also find thiswell-written, exciting new book very helpful in their work withcouples."
— Howard J. Markman, Ph.D., coauthor, Fighting forYour Marriage

"Reading this one book will give you more insight into yourmarriage and how to improve it than reading a dozen standard bookson marriage. A rare combination of good science and practicalusefulness, this book is chock-full of tools for tuning into yourmarriage and then tuning it up."
— William J. Doherty, Ph.D., professor of family socialscience, University of Minnesota and author, Take Back YourMarriage

"The Marriage Triangle provides an engaging and easy-to-understandmap for helping you and your partner discover 'where you are,' and'where you want to be' with helps for 'getting there.'"
— Sherod Miller, Ph.D., codeveloper, COUPLE COMMUNICATIONProgram

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787962128
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/10/2002
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.99 (w) x 9.41 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffry Larson, Ph.D., is chairperson, Department of Marriage and Family Therapy, Brigham Young University. He was chairperson of the Marriage Preparation Focus Group of the national Council on Family Relations and has been a marriage and family therapist for more than twenty-two years. He is the author of Should We Stay Together? (Jossey-Bass).

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Overcoming Myths About Marriage: The Three Stages of Marriage Its Your Decision The Benefits of Knowing the Stages and OptionsMythsAbout Marriage That Sustain Problems Debunking theMyths MovingBeyond the Myths: What We Know.

2. The Marriage Triangle: Three FactorsThat Predict Your MaritalSatisfaction;
Where the Research Came From Assessment andthe MarriageTriangle.

3. Factor 1: Your Individual Traits;Traits That Cause MarriageProblems The Role ofDysfunctional Beliefs Traits That Contribute toMaritalSatisfaction Two Especially Vital Traits ScoringandInterpretation Guidelines Guidelines for ImprovingPersonalityTraits and Attitudes Two Key Attitudes forMarital SatisfactionEmotional Problems and PhysicalHealth Dysfunctional Beliefs ThatHinder MaritalSatisfaction Adjusting for Differences Your BigPicture.

4 Factor 2: Your Couple Traits;
Couple Communication Assessment Exercise TheImportance ofCommunication Conflict ResolutionSkills Flooding and Soothing: ANegative Trait and aPositive Trait Intimacy: The Reason We GotMarried Consensus Cohesion Dealing with Power Problems Scoring andInterpretation Guidelines More SeriousMarital Problems Your BigPicture.

5 Factor 3: Your Personal and RelationshipContexts;
Personal Context: Family-of-Origin Influences Relationship Context:Stressors Affecting Marriage Marriage Competitors: Work, Parenting,and OutsideInterests Scoring and Interpretation Guidelines Your BigPicture.

6 Your Own Personal Marriage Triangle:Putting the Three FactorsTogether;
Using the Summary Sheet Completing Your OwnSummary Sheet.

7 Additional Resources for Marriage Tune-Ups: Individual TraitsResources Couple Traits Resources Context Resources Organizationsfor MarriageEnrichment How to Find a Competent Therapist.

Notes.

The Author.

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