"I had a hard time finishing this book; my married friends kept stealing it. Lively, personal, and jargon free, it is a delight to read. . . . The authors know and show what it means to make a marriage work." —Jill Elka Harkaway, Ed.D.In a radical departure from traditional marital therapy approaches, the authors use the power of validation and solution-oriented strategies to break marital deadlocks. Rather than becoming mired in blame and analysis, they help couples find problems that can be solved, move toward collaboration and accountability, and change destructive patterns. Their approach—hopeful, positive, and often humorous—has been well received in their workshops for couples.
A wife and husband team of psychotherapists uses the power of validation and solution-oriented strategies to break marital deadlocks. Rather than becoming mired in blame and analysis, they help couples find problems that can be solved, move toward collaboration, and change destructive patterns. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Bill O’Hanlon, is a founder of Possibility and Inclusive Therapies and is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books, including Out of the Blue, Becoming A Published Therapist, and Quick Steps to Resolving Trauma. He is a Diplomate, Board Member, Fellow and Master Therapist in the American Psychotherapy Association and was awarded the "Outstanding Mental Health Educator of the Year" in 2001 by the New England Educational Institute. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Visit his website for more information: BillOHanlon.com.