Richard Driscoll, Ph.D.


Richard Driscoll, PhD, is the principle author of the Romeo and Juliet effect research, which suggests that interfering parents can briefly intensify feelings of love in a relationship. He has produced several solid anxiety reduction trainings, including "Personal Shielding to Deflect Hostility," "Confidence Training for Tests," and "Blast Past Road Page."

On relationship concerns, Driscoll works closely with his co-author, Nancy Ann Davis, Ph.D., who is also his wife. The two met in Boulder while working on a relationship research project, married, and raised three children in Tennessee before moving back to Colorado. "Would You Meet Me Half Way?" is their most recent contribution.

Smashwords Interview

What do you feel is your most outstanding quality as a psychologist and writer on relationships.
It is said that there are two sides to every controversy, your own side and something else off in the haze that makes no sense. In my work with couples, I have trained myself to see how each side of a relationship makes sense, and to show each partner how the other makes sense. And from there, it is a much easier job to find ways for each to concede something, and meet halfway.
What do your fans mean to you?
As a marriage counselor, I see so many individuals fighting each other for a fair deal, who have no reasonable standard for what a fair deal should look like. Some concede where they should make a stand, and many see only their own interests, run over their partners, and never concede. My fans, at least the few I have, are a chance for me to do some good and help a few readers gauge what is right and fair, and live better together.
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Where to buy in print


Would You Meet Me Halfway? Resolving Conflict between Men and Women
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 63,280. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
Would You Meet Me Halfway? challenges misinterpretations between men and women, based on solid research. Much of it will surprise you. You will see why men are more stressed in arguments with women than the other way around, and why we tend to side with women against men. More accurate understanding is a basis for better conflict resolution, and for more compassionate relationships.
Guidelines for Psychotherapy in Ordinary Language: An Integrative Approach
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,250. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014. Category: Essay » Sociology
The foundation in ordinary language and common sense builds upon our existing competencies, and is used to integrate theoretical formulations. The guidelines specify the tasks of therapy, and integrate the various techniques by which the objectives might be accomplished. Psychotherapy, like other activities, is a sequence of intentional actions meant to accomplish specifiable objectives.

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