With exercises and examples from real-life marriage counseling sessions The Marriage Counseling Workbook will reconstruct how you and your spouse think about, communicate with, and show love for one another.
Many people want stronger marriagesbut few know how to create them. This dilemma is at the crux of Dr. Emily Cook’s marriage counseling work. In her private practice, Dr. Cook helps couples pinpoint the cause of their troubles and recreate a deep, lasting connection. Whether you’re newly married or have been married for years, The Marriage Counseling Workbook offers step-by-step marriage counseling exercises for learning to talk about the tough issues and build ongoing skills for healthy communication.
The Marriage Counseling Workbook provides the tools and support you need to achieve a stronger, healthier marriage. In The Marriage Counseling Workbook you will find:
Marriage counseling requires a commitment to your relationshipand to the marriage counseling itself. Like your very own marriage counseling specialist, The Marriage Counseling Workbook will be with you every step of the way as you commit to restoring the health and happiness of your marriage.
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About the Author
EMILY COOK, PhD, LCMFT is a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in premarital counseling, repairing couples’ connection, infidelity recovery, discernment counseling, and transitions to new parenthood. She is President of the Middle Atlantic Division of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a member of the National Military Family Association. Dr. Cook has been providing individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy since 2008. In 2010, she founded Emily Cook Therapya private practice in Bethesda, MD featuring six diverse mental health professionals, each with her own story and expertise.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Begin at the Beginning
Chapter 1 Identify Your Strengths and Problem Areas 4
Chapter 2 Beneath the Surface 30
Part 2 The Eight Steps
Step 1 Communicate Effectively 60
Step 2 Face Finances 81
Step 3 Explore Intimacy 103
Step 4 Reunite as We 130
Step 5 Build Trust 155
Step 6 Revisit Family 179
Step 7 Redefine Relationship Roles 199
Step 8 Make the Commitment 219
Appendix A Feeling Words 247
Appendix B Assess Your Marriage for Abuse 248