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Publishers WeeklyEven if relationship problems seem, on the surface, to be about in-laws, money, or sex, according to author and licensed therapist Betchen (who maintains a marriage and family counseling practice in Cherry Hill, N.J.), the true causes are "subconscious inner conflicts" rooted in a person's upbringing. Although conflict theory is at the core of most psychoanalytic treatment methods, it hadn't been widely used in treating couples; Betchen applied it to his own patients, however, and found much success. Based in others' academic research and his own professional experience, Betchen-a contributor to the Ladies Home Journal's popular "Can This Marriage Be Saved" column-provides accessible and reliable case studies, as well as cogent anecdotal evidence, to explore the seven most common "master conflicts," including power vs. passivity, closeness vs. distance and control vs. chaos, demonstrating how they manifest in relationships. More importantly, he provides ways for couples to unlock these conflicts, heal their psychological wounds, and move forward in their relationships.
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