Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner

Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner

by Phillip C. McGraw
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Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner by Phillip C. McGraw

In his bestselling self-help bible, Life Strategies, high-profile psychologist Phil McGraw helped thousands of people break free from destructive habits and situations. Now he turns his attention to troubled relationships, providing a program of expert advice geared to reconnecting partners who are seriously committed to staying together. Filled with questionnaires, checklists, and other diagnostic tools, this authoritative guide allows readers to pinpoint specific problems. McGraw then explodes ten of the most popular relationship myths about romance, problem-solving, and personality differences, replacing them with clear, action-oriented steps to help get partners back on the right track. He eschews the rhetoric of standard "couples therapy,'' stressing at every turn the importance of taking personal responsibility not only for yourself but for the state of your relationship. Finally he addresses such recurring problems as sex, fighting, and forgiveness and provides serious, hard-hitting advice on avoiding wrong thinking and dealing with real-life issues—even renegotiating the fundamental principles of the relationship.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671791278
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication date: 02/01/2000
Edition description: Abridged, 4 Cassettes, 4.5 hrs.
Product dimensions: 7.12(w) x 4.16(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D., has worked in the field of human functioning and strategic life planning for over twenty years. He is the co-founder and president of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., and has been associated with some of the highest-profile litigation cases in the country, including Oprah's highly publicized "Mad Cow" suit. A professional psychologist, he lives in Dallas, Texas, with his wife and family.

Hometown:

Los Angeles, California

Date of Birth:

1950

Place of Birth:

Oklahoma

Education:

Attended University of Tulsa; B.A., Midwestern State; Ph.D. in psychology, University of North Texas, 1979

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Relationship Rescue 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 66 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Relationship Rescue is my pick as the top book of 2000. This book deserves many more than five stars. It is as close as you can get to having a hands-on guide to improving your relationships as you can get without having a trained counselor present. It's too bad that most people will take on this book because they have a bad or failing relationship. It would be much better to start with this approach in the beginning. I hope marriage advisors, parents, living together couples, and engaged people will become familiar with this book and recommend it to others. The book is extremely direct. The author makes it clear that you have to first change yourself before you can change you relationship. The book is extremely well structured for easy use both as a book and as a workbook. It is divided into seven steps (define and diagnose where the relationship is now; get rid of your wrong thinking about relationships; find out what you are doing to hurt the relationships; internalize the values needed to build and maintain strong relationships; the necessary format for a strong relationship; and how to reconnect and manage the relationship). Each section is filled with diagnostic questions for you and your partner to use, as well as directions for implementing what you learn. The process involved is a good one. It begins with identifying stalled thinking, works on stallbusting that thinking, and then builds new habits that will work better. The steps are extensive, but you can take them in bite-sized amounts. Before you are done, you will be sharing what you have done with your partner. I have to believe that anyone who was told that their partner had been working on these questions and exercises would be very impressed by the commitment to the relationship that this effort represented. It can help overcome a lot of thoughtlessness that may have preceded that sharing. If your relationship is on the rocks, that idea of reconnecting can be scary. I was impressed to see that the book provides a 14 day program to help you with exercises that help reconnect you emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. Most counselors would probably not give you this much guidance. You can improve the benefits you will find here by also using the excellent workbook that is sold separately. It contains many more questions and a convenient place to write them down. You can read my review of that as well, if you like. One of the finest things in life is to have a great relationship with other people. This book gives you the necessary background to move in that direction. The rest is up to you, as the author says. Give it a shot! You have a great quality of life to win! Donald Mitchell, co-author of The Irresistible Growth Enterprise and The 2,000 Percent Solution
Guest More than 1 year ago
I gave this book a try. But, like so many books on relationships, this book with its 'ten relationship values' is oversimplified. Once my husband (17 years) fell madly in love with someone at work, no book would have salvaged the situation. I am not playing victim or showing 'learned helplessness'. My ex husband had decided to leave us, period, whether I read some book or not. In summary I feel McGraw is way too optimistic believing that every relationship can be salvaged. Rather than 'Relationship Rescue', the book should be titled 'Relationship Values' and given to new couples, so that you build a strong relationship in the first place. Dr Phil refers to his grandparents' 55 year marriage and that's heartwarming, but it just isn't possible for everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Practical, common-sense advice, engagingly written. This is one of a handful of books that I think can change anyone's life for the better. This one is easier reading than the others, but not particularly lightweight like so many out there that you can't suggest it to 'smart' friends who can benefit from it.
Yonkers_Mom More than 1 year ago
This book was used as a text in a relationship class. It was very insightful and an easy read. Most people will find it helpful in the search to enhance your awareness of what a relationship is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Phil is up front and straight out. No small talk. He gets straingt to the point and has excellent teqniques for rejuvinating anybody's relationship.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good tool that helps understand that relationship problems go way beyond specific symptoms and have a deeper component. Nice way to start the process of figuring out how to have happier relationships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was having a world of problems in my marriage and I did not know where to look. After being inspired by some of the things Dr. Phil says on TV, I decided to read this book. Boy am I glad I did! Dr. Phil has this ability to take it right to you and this is what I needed at the time. His words punched right through my walls of denial and forced me to make a real objective re-evaluation of myself and my relationship. It did wonders for me. After having this rejuvenating experience, I decided to explore and learn more about relationships and personal development. I have now found a more advanced book on relationships and personal development that is absolutely excellent! It is called 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit' by Toru Sato. It is more theoretical but an excellent read if you are one of those people who 'gets it!' It has taken me one step closer to inner peace and happiness.
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all have the tendency to try to blame others and change other people when they don't like something about their relationships. In this book, Dr. Phil convincingly shows us that we need to first change ourselves if we want to improve on our relationships. He explains how our relationships are truly a reflection of who we are inside and guides us through a step by step procedure to change ourselves (and consequently, our relationships) for the better. Another book that provides an even deeper understanding of relationships without getting into expert terminology is Dr. Toru Sato's 'The Ever-Transcending Spirit'. It is already a bestseller among my circle of relationship counselors and I'm sure it will be for anyone interesting in improving their relationships.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN. I CRIED. I THOUGHT. I REALIZED THAT MY RELATIONSHIP COULD WORK WITH A LOT OF POSITIVE THINKING. THANKS DR PHIL.
Guest More than 1 year ago
He tells it like it is and pulls no punches. Read this book only if you can handle the truth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rescuing dying relationships takes hard work, and MacGraw offers A WHOLE NEW WAY of looking at problem-solving. If you feel you've tried the usual way of solving marital discord and it hasn't worked, look into this book. It MAY be just what you need to save your relationship. Also, it offers great insight into how to keep your relationship tuned and in good condition. I say - go for it!
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Real useful information with concrete action steps.
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