The Couple's Survival Workbook

The Couple's Survival Workbook

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Overview

The Couple's Survival Workbook by David Olsen, Echo Point Books & Media

With more than 55 years of experience between them, master couple’s therapists David Olsen and Douglas Stephens know where most relationships go awry. Based on their knowledge of those danger zones, they have created targeted, practical exercises that help you successfully navigate those areas. The goal is to turn problems or potential problems into opportunities for greater communication and intimacy.

Olsen and Stephens also know that often only one half of a couple is ready to make real changes. The Couple’s Survival Workbook is designed to work even if your partner isn’t committed to the process. By skillfully changing yourself, you’re likely to find your whole relationship improving.

Whether you’re a therapist seeking practical, effective exercises for the couples you work with clients or you are part of a struggling couple looking to make your relationship work, The Couple’s Survival Workbook can help.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780963878410
Publisher: Echo Point Books & Media
Publication date: 03/21/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 238
Sales rank: 200,901
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Part I
Chapter 1Why Is This So Much Work?1
Chapter 2Ten Myths About Marriage11
Chapter 3How Do I Keep Making Things Worse When I'm Trying So Hard?25
Chapter 4Your Thinking Is Part of the Problem45
Chapter 5How Beliefs Reinforce Each Other61
Chapter 6I Swear There Are More People Here Than Just the Two of Us75
Chapter 7Putting the Pieces Together89
Chapter 8Can I Really Change This by Myself?103
Part II
Chapter 9Staying in the Ring: Resolving Conflict in Your Relationship117
Chapter 10Moving Toward Intimacy133
Chapter 11Improving Your Sexual Relationship, or, I Can't Get No Satisfaction149
Chapter 12Being a Couple with Kids171
Chapter 13Remarried Couples: Mixing Families191
Chapter 14Money and the Use of Power207
Chapter 15The Journey of Long-term Marriage221
References227

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Couple's Survival Workbook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BartlebyTheScrivener More than 1 year ago
A Helpful Resource The Couple’s Survival Workbook aims to inspire the individual seeking help to make changes instead of changing his/her partner, and it will ultimately help you understand how to approach complications positively. This book will help you find a balance between emotional reactivity and intimacy. There is no shortage of examples and exercises to identify and address issues in your relationship, and the information is delivered in a clear and concise manner. Highly useful for mending relationships.