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.
|Publisher:||Echo Point Books & Media|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||Why Is This So Much Work?||1|
|Chapter 2||Ten Myths About Marriage||11|
|Chapter 3||How Do I Keep Making Things Worse When I'm Trying So Hard?||25|
|Chapter 4||Your Thinking Is Part of the Problem||45|
|Chapter 5||How Beliefs Reinforce Each Other||61|
|Chapter 6||I Swear There Are More People Here Than Just the Two of Us||75|
|Chapter 7||Putting the Pieces Together||89|
|Chapter 8||Can I Really Change This by Myself?||103|
|Chapter 9||Staying in the Ring: Resolving Conflict in Your Relationship||117|
|Chapter 10||Moving Toward Intimacy||133|
|Chapter 11||Improving Your Sexual Relationship, or, I Can't Get No Satisfaction||149|
|Chapter 12||Being a Couple with Kids||171|
|Chapter 13||Remarried Couples: Mixing Families||191|
|Chapter 14||Money and the Use of Power||207|
|Chapter 15||The Journey of Long-term Marriage||221|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.