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Fighting For Love

Author : Mari J. Frank
ISBN : 1892126885
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Fighting for Love shows you how to resolve conflict and achieve lasting love and intimacy. The only thing worth fighting for is love!Mari and Leonard show you that every quarrel is really a fight for love. Together they share insights, strategies, stories, and exercises to empower you to resolve conflict, reignite your passion, and embrace love.

The High Conflict Couple

Author : Alan E. Fruzzetti Ph. D.
ISBN : 9781458746122
Genre : Family & Relationships
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You hear and read a lot about ways to improve your relationship. But if you've tried these without much success, you're not alone. Many highly reactive couples-pairs that are quick to argue, anger, and blame-need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve their problems in love. When destructive emotions are at the heart of problems in your relationship, no amount of effective communication or intimacy building will fix what ails it. If you're part of a 'high-conflict' couple, you need to get control of your emotions first, to stop making things worse, and only then work on building a better relationship. The High-Conflict Couple adapts the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into skills you can use to tame out-of-control emotions that flare up in your relationship. Using mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques, you'll learn how to deescalate angry situations before they have a chance to explode into destructive fights. Other approaches will help you disclose your fears, longings, and other vulnerabilities to your partner and validate his or her experiences in return. You'll discover ways to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and to find true acceptance and closeness with the person you love the most.

The Heart Of The Fight

Author : Judith Wright
ISBN : 9781626252592
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Every couple fights—it’s how you fight that can determine the success of your relationship. This book teaches you to look beyond what you and your partner fight about, and discover the core issues that undermine your relationship. In the midst of a disagreement, many couples ask themselves, “What are we really fighting about?” Sound familiar? As it turns out, breakups and divorce don’t happen because couples fight, they happen because of how couples fight. In this much-needed book, Judith and Bob Wright—two married counselors and coaches with over thirty years of experience helping couples learn how to fight well—present their tried-and-true methods for exploring the emotions that underlie many relationship fights. In this unique guide, you’ll learn how to use disagreements as an opportunity to deepen your understanding of your partner, bring more intimacy to the relationship, strengthen your bond, and really learn from the conflicts and tensions that occur between you. You’ll also learn how to navigate the fifteen most common fights couples have, including “the blame game,” “dueling over dollars,” “If you really loved me, you’d…,” “told-you-so’s,” and more. If you’re ready to start fighting for your love, rather than against it, this book will show you how.

Fight Fair

Author : Tim Downs
ISBN : 157567713X
Genre : Religion
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Everyone disagrees on some things; this is inevitable. The question is, how can we disagree with those we love but increase the odds that we will live and love to fight another day? In other words, how can we fight fair? In this companion to One of Us Must Be Crazy... and I'm Pretty Sure It's You (a treatise on making sense of the differences that divide us), Tim and Joy Downs aren't playing around. This time they concentrate less on how to make sense of our diferences and more on winning at conflict without losing at love. When couples fight, tempers flare, tongues loosen, and behavior occurs that can cause major damage to the relationship. Fight Fair! teaches couples how to have healthy disagreements. It is a candid and realistic "rulebook" for married couples to ensure that their conflict is God-honoring and respectful of their partner. There is also plenty of immediate application to ensure that future conflicts don't create permanent scars.

Breaking The Argument Cycle

Author : Sharon Rivkin
ISBN : 9780762758173
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Revealing where the real conflict lies in a relationship—and resolving it * Breaking the Argument Cycle is a book for all those who've ever found themselves arguing with their significant other, again and again, about money, sex, or even a seemingly trivial topic—when, at its core, the conflict is about something completely different. A longtime marriage and family therapist, Sharon Rivkin has helped hundreds of couples fix their relationships by understanding why they fight. Here, she shows how anyone can use the tools of therapy to break the cycle of destructive fighting—namely, by resolving the core issues of early arguments, which have their roots in childhood and get repeated over time. Presenting real-life stories and easy exercises, Rivkin sets forth a simple, three-step process—Peel, Reveal, Heal—to empower couples to identify and then resolve their core issues themselves, shedding light on what they're really arguing about. This is then followed up with healing exercises. By thus breaking the argument cycle, confusion and chaos turn into clarity and healing—and everyone can learn how and why they get hooked into an argument, how to unhook, and how to develop lasting tools to turn conflict into intimacy . . . even after years of fighting.

Communication Miracles For Couples

Author : Jonathan Robinson
ISBN : 1609257987
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Create lasting harmony and keep love alive with psychotherapist and bestselling author Jonathan Robinson's powerful and simple methods for effective couples’ communication. For anyone who wants to enhance their relationship by learning to communicate with less blame and more understanding Communication Miracles for Couples will show you how. In just a few minutes couples will learn to: Feel totally lovedNever argue againGet your partner to really hear youRepair broken trustLearn the secret of the Acknowledgment Formula Originally published in 1997 and continuously in print with more than 100,000 sold Communications Miracles for Couples has helped hundreds of thousands of couples repair their relationships. Whether you are looking to enhance your relationship or are deeply mired in conflict, these techniques can help anyone develop more effective communication with a spouse or partner.

The Divorce Prevention Handbook

Author : Richard Rein
ISBN : 9780595386048
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 60. 82 MB
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Marital conflict is rarely about differences in the marriage; it is more often a matter of how couples choose to resolve these differences. When couples have difficulty discussing day-to-day issues, disagreements transform into arguments that lead couples to develop patterns of interrupting, blaming, and criticizing. Though couples may not even be aware they're doing it, this negativity and hostility can turn into hopelessness and despair. Emotional intimacy can rarely grow in a relationship stymied by conflict.Author Richard Rein, Ph.D., has developed an effective approach that moves couples on the brink of divorce toward fulfilling relationships. Dr. Rein has translated more than twenty years of theory and practice in psychology and couples work into a practical relationship guide that provides crucial advice for at-risk couples.Through careful attention to the details of interactions, Dr. Rein explores a new way for couples to regain a close relationship by showing them how to talk about anything without falling into old patterns of criticism and blame. He demonstrates how couples can tackle challenging topics such as money, chores, intimacy, and parenting. Concise and easy to read, The Divorce Prevention Handbook provides a clear blueprint for achieving a stronger, healthier marriage.

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