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Self Within Marriage

Self Within Marriage Author Richard M. Zeitner
ISBN-10 9781136843082
Release 2012-02-27
Pages 252
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Self Within Marriage combines the theoretical orientations of object-relations theory, self psychology, and systems theory as a way of understanding and working with couples and individuals whose relationship and emotional difficulties have centered on the common conundrum of balancing individuality and intimacy. Based on detailed case examples and couple therapy techniques, Self Within Marriage provides individual and couple therapists with a refreshing new framework for working with clients and for helping them understand who they are as individuals and as partners.



The Self Under Siege

The Self Under Siege Author Robert W. Firestone
ISBN-10 9781136332555
Release 2012-09-10
Pages 296
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How much of our identity or 'self' is truly representative of our own wants, needs, and goals in life and how much does it reflect the desires and priorities of someone else? Are we following our own destiny or are we unconsciously repeating the lives of our parents, living according to their values, ideals, and beliefs? In this thought-provoking book, noted clinical psychologist Robert Firestone and his co-authors explore the struggle that all of us face in striving to retain a sense of ourselves as unique individuals. The self is under siege from several sources: primarily pain and rejection in the developmental years, problems in relationships, detrimental societal forces, and existential realities that affect all people. Through numerous case studies and personal stories from men and women who participated in a 35-year observational study, the authors illustrate how voice therapy, a cognitive/affective/behavioral methodology pioneered by Firestone, is used to elicit, identify, and challenge the destructive inner voice and to change aversive behaviors based on its prescriptions. The theory they describe integrates the psychodynamic and existential approaches underlying voice therapy and is enriched by research findings in the neurosciences, attachment research, and terror management theory (TMT). An important addition to the area of personality development theory, The Self under Siege offers a new perspective on differentiation and the battle to separate ourselves from the chains of the past. It provides psychotherapists and other mental health professionals with the tools needed to help clients differentiate from the dysfunctional attitudes and toxic personality traits of their parents, other family members, and harmful societal influences that have unconsciously dominated their lives. This book will have a special appeal to clients and, in fact, to any person interested in his/her own personal development



Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy

Psychoanalytic Couple Therapy Author David E. Scharff
ISBN-10 9780429917905
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 368
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In this time of vulnerable marriages and partnerships, many couples seek help for their relationships. Psychoanalytic couple therapy is a growing application of psychoanalysis for which training is not usually offered in most psychoanalytic and analytic psychotherapy programs.This book is both an advanced text for therapists and a primer for new students of couple psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Its twenty-eight chapters cover the major ideas underlying the application of psychoanalysis to couple therapy, many clinical illustrations of cases and problems in various dimensions of the work. The international group of authors comes from the International Psychotherapy Institute based in Washington, DC, and the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (TCCR) in London. The result is a richly international perspective that nonetheless has theoretical and clinical coherence because of the shared vision of the authors.



The Interpersonal Unconscious

The Interpersonal Unconscious Author David E. Scharff, M.D.
ISBN-10 9780765708700
Release 2011-09-16
Pages 220
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This book presents the unconscious mind as the product of interpersonal interaction—in its formation and in its growth and development across the life cycle. Many clinical examples illustrate the theory of the interpersonal unconscious and its application to individual psychotherapy and psychoanalysis, couple and family therapy, and child therapy, and to teaching mental health professionals nationally and internationally.



Loving Bravely

Loving Bravely Author Alexandra H. Solomon
ISBN-10 9781626255838
Release 2017-02-02
Pages 232
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“A godsend to anyone searching for, but struggling to find, true love in their lives.” —Kristin Neff, PhD, author of Self-Compassion "Empowering and compassionate, and its lessons are universal." —Publishers Weekly Real love starts with you. In order to attract a life partner and build a healthy intimate relationship, you must first become a good partner to yourself. This book offers twenty invaluable lessons that will help you explore and commit to your own emotional and psychological well-being so you can be ready, resilient, and confident in love. Many of us enter into romantic relationships full of expectation and hope, only to be sorely disappointed by the realization that the partner we’ve selected is a flawed human being with their own neuroses, history, and desires. Most relationships end because one or both people haven’t done the internal work necessary to develop self-awareness and take responsibility for their own experiences. We’ve all heard “You can’t love anyone unless you love yourself,” but amid life’s distractions and the myth of perfect, romantic love, how exactly do you do that? In Loving Bravely, psychologist, professor and relationship expert Alexandra H. Solomon introduces the idea of relational self-awareness, encouraging you to explore your personal history to gain an understanding of your own relational patterns, as well as your strengths and weaknesses in relationships. By doing so, you’ll learn what relationships actually require, beyond the fairytale notions of romance. And by maintaining a steady but gentle focus on yourself, you’ll build the best possible foundation for making a loving connection. By understanding your past relationship experiences, cultivating a strong sense of self-awareness, and determining what it is you really want in a romantic partner—you’ll be ready to find the healthy, lasting love your heart desires.



The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Author John Gottman, PhD
ISBN-10 9781101902912
Release 2015-05-05
Pages 320
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Just as Masters and Johnson were pioneers in the study of human sexuality, so Dr. John Gottman has revolutionized the study of marriage. As a professor of psychology at the University of Washington and the founder and director of the Seattle Marital and Family Institute, he has studied the habits of married couples in unprecedented detail over the course of many years. His findings, and his heavily attended workshops, have already turned around thousands of faltering marriages. This book is the culmination of his life's work: the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Straightforward in their approach, yet profound in their effect, these principles teach partners new and startling strategies for making their marriage work. Gottman helps couples focus on each other, on paying attention to the small day-to-day moments that, strung together, make up the heart and soul of any relationship. Being thoughtful about ordinary matters provides spouses with a solid foundation for resolving conflict when it does occur and finding strategies for living with those issues that cannot be resolved. Packed with questionnaires and exercises whose effectiveness has been proven in Dr. Gottman's workshops, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential. The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work is the result of Dr. John Gottman's many years of closely observing thousands of marriages. This kind of longitudinal research has never been done before. Based on his findings, he has culled seven principles essential to the success of any marriage. Maintain a love map. Foster fondness and admiration. Turn toward instead of away. Accept influence. Solve solvable conflicts. Cope with conflicts you can't resolve. Create shared meaning. Dr. Gottman's unique questionnaires and exercises will guide couples on the road to revitalizing their marriage, or making a strong one even better.



Four Secrets to a Forever Marriage

Four Secrets to a Forever Marriage Author Michael Letney
ISBN-10 9781617956805
Release 2015-07-21
Pages 208
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Good marriages don't just happen. So what makes a marriage work? Not just for the honeymoon, but for a lifetime? Is there a secret to the elderly couple, who are sitting on the park bench, still holding hands after fifty years of marriage? The answer is yes. Author Michael Letney, shares his story, his mistakes, and the secrets he's learned that are essential to any lasting relationship. Marriage, like the tiers of a wedding cake, requires a solid foundation to support the layers on which the couple can stand firm through life. Your happily ever after awaits. The secrets to a marriage of Transparency, Truth, Trust, and Unity are not just for some-they are for you. Learn what makes a relationship not only persevere through the most difficult challenges, but also grow to deeper love, commitment, friendship, and unity. This is the perfect book not only for newlyweds, but for those who want to deepen their relationship and strengthen their marriage...and for those who are ready to call it quits. It's never too late.



The Good Marriage

The Good Marriage Author Judith S. Wallerstein
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105113697820
Release 1995
Pages 352
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Incorporating the experiences of fifty couples who consider themselves happily married, the author distinguishes four types of marriage, identifies their natural stages, and details nine psychological tasks essential to a good marriage. By the authors of Second Chances. Tour.



I Only Want to Get Married Once

I Only Want to Get Married Once Author Chana Levitan
ISBN-10 9781455525072
Release 2013-06-11
Pages 192
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There is no rule that says heartbreak must be a prerequisite for good judgment. If you don't want to be a divorce statistic and are ready for a long-lasting relationship, this book's for you. In today's divorce culture, too many people have stopped trusting their ability to build a loving and lasting marriage. Now renowned relationship coach and counselor Chana Levitan reveals the 10 essential questions everyone should ask before saying "I do." Readers will learn how to: spot long-term potential; know the difference between infatuation and love-how they work against each other and yet how they can work together; reevaluate their approach to love and what they really need to succeed in building a loving marriage; gain the confidence to steer through the decision making process of dating; and more. Filled with real-life anecdotes and insightful advice, I ONLY WANT TO GET MARRIED ONCE helps readers get it right the first time.



Naked Relationships

Naked Relationships Author Jan Denise
ISBN-10 1612832245
Release 2002-03-01
Pages 140
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Stop the cycle of bad breakups by getting naked! For many of us, the fabled search for true love never seems to find a happy ending. We bounce from relationship to relationship, whether married or single, blaming the other person when things go sour, though never truly knowing what went wrong, never certain if it will work out next time. Naked Relationships is a smart, fun, and practical guide to building healthy, lasting relationships. Jan Denise, whose newspaper column offers weekly advice on the finer points of love and life, shows you how to take nakedness to a whole new level, physically, mentally, and spiritually. You'll begin to understand relationships in a way you never did before. And you'll come to know that there really is a recipe for perfect love. Best of all, you'll acquire tools to perfect the most important relationship of all--your unconditional love of self--so that the real you emerges, beautifully naked, ready for an honest relationship with a partner.



I Love You But I Don t Trust You

I Love You But I Don t Trust You Author Mira Kirshenbaum
ISBN-10 9781101560044
Release 2012-02-07
Pages 304
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Is my relationship worth saving? Will the trust ever come back? How can things be good between us again? Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged. In this complete guide, couples therapist Mira Kirshenbaum will also help you understand the stages by which trust strengthens when the rebuilding process is allowed to take place. And you will learn how the two of you can avoid the mistakes that prevent healing and discover how to feel secure with each other again.



Stepcoupling

Stepcoupling Author Susan Wisdom
ISBN-10 9780609807415
Release 2002
Pages 260
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Discusses the key issues confronting couples involved in a second marriage, including children, former spouses, finances, and legal concerns, and explains how to nurture and sustain the love and respect essential to a long-term relationship.



How to Build a Lasting Marriage

How to Build a Lasting Marriage Author Elmer Towns
ISBN-10 9780768496208
Release 2009-12-28
Pages 255
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What Kind of Advice Would Married Couples in the Bible Give to Couples today? The Bible provides a rich history about couples who experienced every imaginable hardship and obstacle. Now, their experiences come to life in How to Build a Lasting Marriage Marriage a practical book for couples who want to build an enduring marriage based on Biblical truths.



Emotional Fitness for Couples

Emotional Fitness for Couples Author Barton Goldsmith
ISBN-10 9781608824243
Release 2006-02-14
Pages 208
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The 10-Minute Relationship Workout Peak athletic performance requires regular exercise, and a great relationship depends on regular emotional practice to stay in top form. Don't wait for a crisis to make you scramble to save your relationship. Start building emotional fitness today! Emotional Fitness for Couples is a collection of simple tips that will energize you and hone your relationship skills to championship levels-in just ten minutes a day. Topics include: what the word 'love' really means; how to start fires in your sex life; how to date your mate; tricks for stopping an argument before it starts; and many other fun and practical ideas for getting emotionally fit.



Love in the Present Tense

Love in the Present Tense Author Morrie Shechtman
ISBN-10 9781936693320
Release 2003-12-01
Pages 196
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Drawing on their expertise on personal growth in the workplace and from their experience with couples in their popular workshops, Morrie and Arleah Shechtman present a new approach that challenges common notions about what makes a good marriage work. They recognize that myths about marriage often lead people to aim for unrealistic ideals. Examining eight myths about relationships—including “Love will carry you through the hard times,” “You need to work on your relationship if you want it to be good,” and “Spending lots of time together is very important”—the book also presents contrasting realities to help strengthen the bond. For those working to build a relationship or struggling to hold one together, this book provides powerful new ways to overcome old behaviors and create a new connection that springs from a shared understanding of one another's needs.



Prior to Tying the Knot Christian Marriage Essentials

Prior to Tying the Knot  Christian Marriage Essentials Author Saundra L. Washington D.D.
ISBN-10 9781458079909
Release 2011-03-10
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The important purpose of this marriage preparation e-Book is to help you assess your personal readiness for marriage and to increase your repertoire of tools necessary to grow and maintain a healthy, loving, spiritually satisfying marriage. I will guide you through serious issues to consider about your relationship and alert you to those vital areas that you need to explore with your intended “prior to tying the knot.†Planning for your wedding is a wonderful and exciting adventure. But, it is not nearly as important as planning for your marriage life.In the society in which we live, it is paramount that couples learn as much about each other as possible before tying that “until death do us part†knot. With divorce rates escalating each year, it seems, couples need every advantage to succeed in today’s marriages. Thus, this marriage preparation guide functions as a booster shot that will boost your capacity to predict and handle potential difficulties and to accentuate awareness of the inevitable challenges of a committed relationship.This e-Book further seeks to help prepare you to enter into a long term relationship based upon sacrificial love for one another, and to place the needs of your beloved before the needs of self. The Christian couple is encouraged to invite Jesus Christ to be the third cord in the marital relationship: “Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.†Ecclesiastes 4:12.



How to Love Your Marriage

How to Love Your Marriage Author Eve Eschner Hogan
ISBN-10 0897934571
Release 2005-12-31
Pages 340
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Keeping the love in your marriage requires skills that most of us have not been taught in school or at home. Many people think that the secret to marriage is FINDING the love of your life. Of greater importance is KEEPING the love in your life from that moment on. This book's premise is that love, like self-esteem, doesn't go away; it just gets blocked by negative experiences, comments and beliefs that make the love difficult to feel. When we learn how to remove those obstacles, to let go of the past, to move beyond our egos to the heart of the matter and align our actions with our goals, we can reawaken the love and keep our marriage growing. HOW TO LOVE YOUR MARRIAGE provides: ** Methods for solving problems and being your own best relationship advisor ** Empowering "How to" steps to take even if your partner is not willing to take them with you ** Simple "Love Tips" that you can use immediately ** The EROS formula for creating powerful, loving relationships ** Tools for managing your emotions -- and those of your spouse ** An understanding of self-esteem's impact on a relationship and a relationship's impact on self-esteem ** Self-directed exercises and questions