Stay or Leave?: Six Steps to Resolving Your Relationship Indecision

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So your indecision is final?!

You're stuck in an unhappy relationship. You're not sure you want to stay, but you can't make up your mind to go. You're stagnating ... but feel powerless to do anything about it. Help is at hand! Successful relationship psychologist Beverley Stone will get your life back on track. She uncovers the roots of your confusion and helps you make the big decision: to stay and make a go of it in a radically improved relationship ... or leave, confident and...

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Stay or Leave?: 6 Steps to Make the Right Decision About Your Relationship

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Overview

So your indecision is final?!

You're stuck in an unhappy relationship. You're not sure you want to stay, but you can't make up your mind to go. You're stagnating ... but feel powerless to do anything about it. Help is at hand! Successful relationship psychologist Beverley Stone will get your life back on track. She uncovers the roots of your confusion and helps you make the big decision: to stay and make a go of it in a radically improved relationship ... or leave, confident and happy. Step by step, she helps you make your decision and put your choice into action.

Written by an experienced, no-nonsense counsellor who combines sympathy with realism ... and helps you face the fact that doing nothing is a self-defeating option

Goes further than other self-help books by helping you to discover why your previous attempts have failed

Covers all the possible options for your relationship - mending it, maintaining it... and, in the last resort, leaving it

"I've known people trapped in deeply unhappy relationships for years,because of no apparent way out. Indecision only adds to the misery. Beverley Stone's serious guide to honest, clear ways to change, offers men and women the release to be themselves and is inspiring in its lessons."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780280257
  • Publisher: Watkins Media
  • Publication date: 1/3/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.04 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Introduction 1

Part I You, Now

Chapter 1 So your indecision is final? 14

Chapter 2 Why no change? 21

Chapter 3 Will either decision really end in catastrophe? 30

Chapter 4 Stop revving your engine with your foot on the brake 38

Part II Your New Perspective

Chapter 5 Your new perspective 44

Chapter 6 The 64-Million-Dollar Questions: Acceptingresponsibility for your impasse 46

Chapter 7 The 64-Million-Dollar Questions: Acceptingthe downside of your decision 55

Chapter 8 The 64-Million-Dollar Questions: Satisfyingyour own needs and ambitions 66

Chapter 9 The 64-Million-Dollar Questions:Being authentic 73

Chapter 10 Let's take a breather 81

Part III The Six Life-Changing Hurdles

Chapter 11 Hurdle 1: Be authentic - take the risk of being yourself (not what everyone else wants you to be) 86

Chapter 12 Hurdle 2: Accept anxiety as a positive, fundamental human experience (stop giving in to it) 100

Chapter 13 Hurdle 3: Make your one and only life a meaningful one (not one you'll end up regretting) 114

Chapter 14 Hurdle 4: Take responsibility for your situation (no blaming others) 124

Chapter 15 Hurdle 5: Be aware that you always have a choice (you're not as trapped as you think you are) 131

Chapter 16 Hurdle 6: Live by your own values and standards (not everyone else's) 138

Chapter 17 Your job is to be you 150

Appendix: Develop an explicit contract 168

References 175

Publisher acknowledgments 178

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