Richard Driscoll


Richard Driscoll, PhD, is the principle author of the "ever popular" 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, but that most of us see only our own side. 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 half way.
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Where to buy in print


Would You Meet Me Halfway? Resolving Conflict between Men and Women
Pre-release—available October 1, 2014. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 63,000. Language: English. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
Meet Me Halfway explores power struggles between men and women that seem to continue over the ages, although many of these will surprise you. The authors offer suggestions on where we should yield and where we might hold firm, and how to bridge our differences and improve our most vital 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.
Masquerades: Finding Love Amid the Myths and Fantasies
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,500. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Conflict resolution
In earlier times, masquerades were sensual, festive gatherings in which participants wore masks and costumes to conceal their normal identities, and so freed themselves to be whoever they wished. We look here at something similar, in which egos, expectations, and nature herself combine to fashion myths and shared fantasies of who and what we are, which are at odds with our real selves.

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