The Marriage Counseling Workbook: 8 Steps to a Strong and Lasting Relationship

The Marriage Counseling Workbook: 8 Steps to a Strong and Lasting Relationship

by Emily Cook

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Overview

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 marriages—but 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:

  • Descriptions of the most common marital challenges —communication, money, intimacy, anger, and conflict—offering insight into your own struggles
  • Real-world questions and evaluations to help you gain a deeper understanding of one another
  • An 8-step structure with exercises that will teach you to work through problems and find solutions
  • Marriage counseling requires a commitment to your relationship—and 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.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781623159870
    Publisher: Callisto Media
    Publication date: 03/13/2018
    Edition description: Workbook
    Pages: 270
    Sales rank: 130,695
    Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

    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 Therapy—a private practice in Bethesda, MD featuring six diverse mental health professionals, each with her own story and expertise.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction vi

    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

    Conclusion 244

    Appendix A Feeling Words 247

    Appendix B Assess Your Marriage for Abuse 248

    References 249

    Resources 252

    Index 254

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