Retool Your Relationship: Fix the One You're With

Retool Your Relationship: Fix the One You're With

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by Trina Dolenz
     
 

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The resident therapist of VH1's hit show Tool Academy shows you how to transform your man and your relationship

Millions of people have seen Trina Dolenz inspire couples with surprising ways to improve their troubled relationships on the popular television show Tool Academy. Now Dolenz gives women the tools they need to take charge of the men in

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The resident therapist of VH1's hit show Tool Academy shows you how to transform your man and your relationship

Millions of people have seen Trina Dolenz inspire couples with surprising ways to improve their troubled relationships on the popular television show Tool Academy. Now Dolenz gives women the tools they need to take charge of the men in their lives and change them for the better-with or without the men's full knowledge or consent. In this groundbreaking guide, she shows you how to change your own perspectives, attitudes, and actions in order to pave the way for dramatic change in his behavior toward you.

Trina Dolenz includes a powerful ten-session plan for change that you can implement in your daily life-no special trips to Tool Academy necessary. You'll learn how everyday activities can be transformed into dynamic exercises in communication, positive arguing, and redefining roles, turning Toolish men into great partners.

  • Targets the key relationship problem areas such as arguments, sex, and cheating and shows how to address these issues to retool your relationship for the better
  • Contains a practical ten-session plan you can use to improve your man-without him even knowing it!
  • Features dramatic personal stories of couples Trina Dolenz has worked with both on Tool Academy and off the show
  • Includes interactive exercises to help you change harmful relationship patterns

Are Toolish problems driving you crazy? Take charge now with Retool Your Relationship and get him to love you the way you want-and deserve.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Therapist Dolenz earned her 15 minutes of fame the old-fashioned way: on reality television. Now the resident therapist on VH1's Tool Academy has penned an advice manual for misguided couples hoping to restore balance to a troubled relationship. Dolenz supplies the kind of support many may wish to hear: there's hope for almost any relationship, no matter how much of a "tool" your mate may be. Unfortunately, the premise that one can "fix" a person is a flawed notion; people rarely make seismic shifts of character. Still, the author supplies a series of entertaining exercises and offers a formula for divining the childhood roots of relationship issues, but her assertions on infidelity may be hard for some readers to swallow. "Cheating is an unsustainable situation for both parties. The one who is having the affair has it no better off... having to handle the desire, excitement, and pleasure, as well as the uncertainty, defensiveness, and anxiety..." Additionally, Dolenz seems to take a regrettably retro approach to gender relations: while women use sex to exert influence, men use money, because they control the finances. Readers will find this book a diverting book, but as a real approach to relationship problems, impractical.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470880494
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/13/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,039,780
File size:
639 KB

Meet the Author

TRINA DOLENZ is the couples therapist on the hit VH1 series Tool Academy. Originally from England, she now lives in Los Angeles.

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Retool Your Relationship: Fix the One You're With 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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steffiebaby140 More than 1 year ago
This book provides a very different view of how to "fix" a broken relationship. The book acknowledges that men are actually pretty easy to please and that as long as their woman is happy..well so are they. So the focus of this manual is to tell the woman, here is how to get what will make you happy, then he's happy and the whole relationship is better. A very unique perspective but effective in the way it distinguishes the difference between sexes in a relationship and how to use those to get the relationship you want.