The 15-Minute Relationship Fix: A Clinically-Proven Strategy That Will Repair and Strengthen Your Love Life

The 15-Minute Relationship Fix: A Clinically-Proven Strategy That Will Repair and Strengthen Your Love Life

by Joel Block PhD

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Overview

Each of us longs to be loved and accepted for the person we truly are. There is no better opportunity than our love relationship for us to be fully ourselves. Ironically, since our partner is so central to our life, his or her validation becomes critical and we are inclined to hide our true self. We become guarded from the most important person in our lives. The soul-baring intimacy and willingness to know and be known that made the beginning of love so passionate and exciting becomes simply functional. It is replaced with feelings of apprehension and guardedness. Over time we move from a passionate open relationship to one that is quietly cautious. It may work as a partnership, but the spark of the early years is down to embers, at best. You may wonder if it is possible to regain genuine connection. Dr. Joel Block, a psychologist specializing in work with couples for many years provides an effi cient, clinically tested program that he has used successfully with couples in his practice. It is not about trying to change each other, which is a waste of time. It is about understanding each other and ourselves at a deeper level than ever before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781633936010
Publisher: Koehler Books
Publication date: 09/05/2018
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 1,055,991
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

Joel Block, PhD, a clinical psychologist specializing in treating couples, is a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology and an assistant clinical professor of psychology/psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He is a senior psychologist on the staff of the Northwell Health System and a fellow of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Block has written more than twenty books on love and sex, and has had several TV appearances, including national morning news shows. Dr. Block lives in Huntington, New York.

Table of Contents

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INTRODUCTION

1. Test Your Openness 1

Find out how open you really are.

Mastering the Basics

2. Emotional Conferencing 20

The key to relating better (with everyone)!

3. Six Benefits Heading Your Way 31

You’ll reap these benefits and more!

4. The Conference Illustrated 36

Follow one couple’s progress and learn how to equal

or exceed it.

Boosting Your Ability to Relate

5. The Unfinished Business of your Childhood 46

Check back with your family of origin.

6. Avoiding the Blame Game 51

Couple dynamics can be tricky.

7. Advanced Listening/Responding Strategies 66

Learn to speak in your lover’s voice.

More Benefits

8. Seven Positive Experiences to Share with your Partner 80

The rewards of emotional conferencing are powerful.

9. Seven Tips for Self-Soothing 84

This is an essential tool for a life well-lived.

10. FAQs 89

Anticipating some of your questions.

11. Epilogue 95

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