Romance Rehab: 10 Steps to Rescue Your Relationship

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A proven ten-step program for couples who want to repair and reignite their romance?and keep it rock-solid!

Dr. Jan Hoistad, a professional psychologist with 30 years experience, has improved the lives of countless real-life couples. Through her innovative techniques?used in workshops and with her patients?she has helped them overcome conflicts and build a healthy relationship that meets both partners? needs.

Filled with exercises, personal ...

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Overview

A proven ten-step program for couples who want to repair and reignite their romance…and keep it rock-solid!

Dr. Jan Hoistad, a professional psychologist with 30 years experience, has improved the lives of countless real-life couples. Through her innovative techniques—used in workshops and with her patients—she has helped them overcome conflicts and build a healthy relationship that meets both partners’ needs.

Filled with exercises, personal anecdotes, and concrete tools to improve communication and understanding, this therapeutic guide shows couples how to stop fighting and realize their dreams together. Dr. Hoistad pinpoints couples’ individual relationship styles and explains how to focus on the positive aspects of their connection, identify common goals, and find enjoyable ways to stay committed.

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Publishers Weekly
Slackers, beware: psychologist Hoistad takes romantic troubles through an active process of rehabilitation that requires readers’ undivided commitment to her 10 steps, exercises, and introspection. There are lots of capital letters (Big Picture Partnering, Our World) and diagrams, but if readers can reap the benefits, they will find help not only for their love lives but for all healthy interactions with others. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Using exercises, anecdotes, and tools to improve communication and understanding, psychologist Hoistad demonstrates how couples can resolve conflicts and improve the positive aspects of their relationship. Her ten-step toolkit helps both members of a couple remember why they were attracted to each other, learn to find new options together, put issues on the table, and create mutual appreciation. Sometimes, it's the little things, such as being aware of the other's likes and dislikes; other times, it's a willingness to be open to change. Nothing novel here, but couples will find that this book does simplify the process of learning to listen and understand each other, even if only one of them reads the book.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402765483
  • Publisher: Sterling Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/5/2010
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,503,844
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Secret of Lasting Love: Your Big Picture Adventure ix

Part I Where Is Your Relationship Now? 1

Chapter 1 Discover Your Relationship Style 3

Chapter 2 The Benefits of Big Picture Partnering 18

Part II The 10 Steps to Your Best Relationship 31

Chapter 3 Step 1: Increase the Positive Between You 32

Chapter 4 Step 2: Talk Regularly and Take Turns Listening 45

Chapter 5 Step 3: Deepen Your Individuality to Strengthen Your Relationship 54

Chapter 6 Step 4: Discover the Depth of Your Commitment 75

Chapter 7 Step 5: Address Any Issue Together-Whether It's Yours, Mine, or Ours 97

Chapter 8 Step 6: Understand How You Manage Conflict 107

Chapter 9 Step 7: Put Your Issues on the Table so They Don't Come Between You 125

Chapter 10 Step 8: Turn Problems into Mutual Goals and Work Toward Them Together 140

Chapter 11 Step 9: Practice the Art of Heartfelt Listening 156

Chapter 12 Step 10: Resolve Conflict and Create New Options Together 169

Conclusion: Continue Your Big Picture Adventure 183

Chapter Notes 193

Resources 199

Acknowledgments 201

Index 203

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