Reconnecting: A Self-Coaching Solution to Revive Your Love Life

Overview

What kind of animal are you? Are you a tiger or a turtle? How about a peacock? Maybe a little bit of everything? In Reconnecting, you'll find out how your animal personality and your partner's lie at the center of the conflicts that plague your relationship. These animals represent habits of behavior we use to defend ourselves and hide our insecurities in relationships. Understanding them and breaking the habits that are characteristic of your personality type are key to transforming your relationship from a ...
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Overview

What kind of animal are you? Are you a tiger or a turtle? How about a peacock? Maybe a little bit of everything? In Reconnecting, you'll find out how your animal personality and your partner's lie at the center of the conflicts that plague your relationship. These animals represent habits of behavior we use to defend ourselves and hide our insecurities in relationships. Understanding them and breaking the habits that are characteristic of your personality type are key to transforming your relationship from a constant series of struggles into a loving partnership.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470325056
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/20/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Part One The Self-Coaching Phase

Working without Your Partner

1 Can I Really Save My Relationship? Becoming a Catalyst 3

2 Why Your Relationship Isn't the Problem 21

3 Insecurity and Control: Relationship Baggage 35

4 Self-Coaching: Eliminating Your Contribution to the Problem 51

5 Are You a Tiger, Turtle, Elephant, Raccoon, or Peacock? Learning Your Reflexive Personality Style 67

6 Assessing Your Reflexive Personality Patterns 85

7 Sketching Your Self-Portrait 93

8 Self-Talk, Step 1: Separate Facts from Fictions 103

9 Self-Talk, Step 2: Stop Listening to What Hurts You 117

10 Self-Talk, Step 3: Let Go of What Hurts You 129

11 Sketching Your Relationship Portrait: Seeing the Whole Problem 145

Part Two Catalytic Self-Coaching

Working with Your Partner

12 Creating a Relationship Vacuum 161

13 Working with Self + Self = Us Portraits 173

14 Coaching Each Other: Risking Trust 185

15 Putting It All Together: Follow-Through 197

16 Love, Infatuation, and Infidelity 213

17 True Love, Great Sex: A Self-Coaching Understanding 225

18 The Ten Essential Principles of Successful Relating 241

Index 253

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