Improving Your Relationship For Dummies [NOOK Book]

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This is the guide to being happy with your partner. Whether you want to work through tiresome niggles, iron out potential issues before taking the next step, or simply fortify your partnership against the daily ups and downs, this relationship manual provides all the expert advice and support you need. Packed with key information on managing change, successful cohabitation, overcoming jealousy, and igniting passion, and including worksheets designed to get you and your partner thinking and working together, this ...
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Improving Your Relationship For Dummies

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Overview

This is the guide to being happy with your partner. Whether you want to work through tiresome niggles, iron out potential issues before taking the next step, or simply fortify your partnership against the daily ups and downs, this relationship manual provides all the expert advice and support you need. Packed with key information on managing change, successful cohabitation, overcoming jealousy, and igniting passion, and including worksheets designed to get you and your partner thinking and working together, this is your passport to a loving, communicative relationship that's set to last.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470660997
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/7/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,165,704
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.59 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Paula Hall is a registered sexual and relationship psychotherapist with UKCP. She is a Relate-trained couple's counsellor and psychosexual therapist, currently working in private practice. Paula is also a member of the Relate media team and regularly comments on relationship issues in the national news, on the radio and in various publications.


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Table of Contents

Introduction.


Part I: Preparing for Relationship Change.


Chapter 1: Understanding the Economics of Love.


Chapter 2: Doing a Relationship Inventory.


Chapter 3: Developing the Ground Rules for a Successful Relationship.


Part II: Boosting Your Relationship.


Chapter 4: Prioritising Your Relationship.


Chapter 5: Doing Oodles of Romantic Stuff.


Chapter 6: Understanding the Essentials of Sex.


Chapter 7: Turning Up the Sexual Thermostat.


Part III: Improving Communication and Resolving Conflict.


Chapter 8: Establishing the Rules of Effective Communication.


Chapter 9: Settling Disagreements.


Chapter 10: Breaking the Argument Cycle.


Part IV: Working Through Relationship Issues.


Chapter 11: Overcoming Day-to-Day Grumbles.


Chapter 12: Handling the Bigger Difficulties.


Chapter 13: Managing Major Life Changes.


Chapter 14: Surviving an Affair.


Chapter 15: Recognising That It’s Over.


Part V: The Part of Tens.


Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Ignite Passion.


Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Talking Together.


Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Avoid a Row.


Chapter 19: Ten Great Expectations for Couples.


Appendix: Relationship Resources.


Index.

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