This unique look at what intimacy really means is rich and compelling. For couples struggling, this book offers valuable tools to take a fresh look at their relationship.Daniel Gottlieb Ph.D., family therapist, radio host, and author
Everyone's relationship sails through choppy waters at some point. If couples learn to see each other as co-captains - both needing to be in control of their emotional destinies - even the toughest storms can be weathered. Author H. Laurence Schwab, M.F.T., offers some of his most imaginative tools and techniques from nearly three decades of marriage and family therapy to help you and your partner make it through stormy seas. Within this informative and entertaining book, you'll learn:
• Why a boat is a perfect relationship metaphor
• How to better understand what your partner is going through
• Why it is not always bad to get lost in the FOG
• How to define your goalsand how to know when you reach them
H. Laurence Schwab, M.F.T., has nearly thirty years of experience as a marriage and family therapist in private practice, as well as clinic and hospital settings, and has worked with hundreds of couples. This clinical experience and a family legacy of sailing and visual literacy have created the foundation of his book and its emphasis on how small people feel and how big they look at the same time. Schwab, a married father of three grown children with two grandsons, also supervises other therapists and conducts men's groups and leadership retreats.
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Using the metaphor of two captains helming a sailboat, Larry Schwab provides guidance both to the floundering couple on how to right a tippy boat to allow for smoother sailing and to the wanting-to-improve couple on how to trim the sails so that improved sailing can be enjoyed. With a mixture of education, normalizing of experiences, and examples from his own clinical practice, he aids the reader in making the adjustments necessary to upright the boat, trim the sails, and move forward on the exciting journey that is couplehood and family life. While intended for direct use by couples, it should prove a welcome addition to the therapist’s toolbox as well.