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Why Argue? Take The Sting Out Of Your Quarrels
By Donna White Glaser
Price: Free! Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Conflict resolution
Couples argue. Emotional wounds from past disagreements, misunderstandings, below-the-belt tactics, and on-going, unresolved issues—all combine to create a depressingly repetitious why-are-we-fighting-about-this-again style of argument. This 16-page booklet suggests simple changes to increase understanding and improve communications that can lead to real resolutions for you and your partner.
Attitude Reconstruction - A Blueprint for Building a Better Life
By Jude Bijou
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,430. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Shivering, sobbing, and pummeling the sofa are just a few unique ways Attitude Reconstruction: A Blueprint for Building a Better Life helps you get a grip on emotions and create more joy, love, and peace. Blending eastern spirituality and western contemporary psychology, this groundbreaking method is guaranteed to identify what's holding you back and transform your life for good.
E Vissero Quasi Sempre Felici e Contenti. Verso una nuova cultura della relazione di coppia
By Edizioni CIPOG
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 28,800. Language: Italian. Published: September 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Interpersonal relations
Analizzando i motivi socioculturali e psicologici delle difficoltà e delle paure che oggi si incontrano nello stare in una relazione,gli autori ci guidano in un percorso alla scoperta di una nuova cultura della coppia,basandosi anche sui princìpi del loro lavoro con le coppie come psicoterapeuti. Un libro per tutti. Apre interessanti spunti e riflessioni per un nuovo modo di vivere la relazione.
The Art of Intimacy and the Hidden Challenge of Shame
By Vick Kelly, Jr
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,430. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
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Dr. Kelly tackles the difficult problem of shame in relationships. Using an understanding of the biology of emotion outlined by Silvan Tomkins, he takes the reader on a journey from the motivation for earliest infant-caregiver attachments to the complex arena of adult emotional intimacy. His conclusions will surprise you.
Scorpion in the Bed, The Narcissist in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,320. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
"Scorpion in the Bed, The Narcissist in Couples and Couples Therapy" Individual narcissism affects all aspects of couple's functioning. An assertive therapist role & strategy is required to deal w/ narcissistic behavior and attacks in the couple and couple therapy- the one best and perhaps, only opportunity for change. Understanding rationales for partners who couple w/ narcissists direct therapy.
Sorry is not Enough, Infidelity and Betrayal in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,460. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Apology for infidelity is not enough for recovery. Gender & culture, characterological issues, forgiveness vs. acceptance, the context of infidelity, immediate considerations: boundaries, decision-making, scrutiny, transparency, flashbacks, trauma, & assessment of commitment along w/ attachment losses, social modeling, & family-of-origin dynamics reveal both the logic of infidelity & of recovery.
Opening the Can of Worms, Complications in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,910. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
The therapist must anticipate opening a "can of worms," that can confuse & overwhelm . The therapist is guided to reduce the third partner in the couple- emotional reactivity as expressed in bipolar disorder, PTSD, developmental trauma disorder, sexual trauma, self-medication, & personality disorders. The Predator-Prey-Witness triangle, psychodynamic, attachment, & more direct strategy & therapy.
Mine, Yours, and Ours, Addiction and Compulsivity in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,830. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Addiction & compulsivity often enter couple therapy. "Mine" or "yours" obscure addiction that is "ours." Addiction’s shadow sabotages "logical" therapy. The therapist can avoid stalemate arguing the "addict" label. Co-addiction is examined for mutual processes including attachment & family/cultural models. The therapist is the psycho-educator, witness, predictor, & planner for inevitable relapse.
Ouch! Where'd that come from?! The Borderline in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
This guides the therapist as a partner's borderline behaviors disrupt both home & couple therapy. The borderline existential trinity: betrayal/abandonment/rejection direct a response trinity: caring compliance/intimacy/acceptance. Challenging the core borderline paradigm leads to personal & couple's change. Quantitative changes in 5 areas lead to qualitative change individually & in the couple.
I Don't... You Don't... It Don't Matter, Depression and Anxiety in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,990. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Depression & anxiety are intricately related to emotional, psychological, & interpersonal dynamics. To matter or not turns transitory disappointment into chronic depression & anxiety. The therapist must address gender & culture, stressors, habitual responses, attachment, communication, & problem-solving. Avoiding becoming infected with client depression & anxiety breaks negative partner mutuality.
Ghosts and Guests of Family Past in Relationships and Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Principles of Therapy, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,760. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
Experiences create neurotic filters altering perceptions that create relationship dysfunction. The therapist prompts recognition of scripts & roles, incoherent vs. coherent self stories, embedded & rigid roles, illogical values & perception, pseudo-maturity, triangulation, implicit rules, gallant knight-damsel, fixer-project, & distancer/pursuer roles, & various money scripts affecting intimacy.
Conflict, Control, and Out of Control in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,510. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
The book guides how to promote appropriate assertiveness & aggression along a continuum w/o crossing to abuse; assessment for, management, & therapy when emotional reactivity becomes emotional abuse; & when verbal abuse predicts physical abuse. Therapist choice to engage or not deal w/domestic violence in therapy become functionally problematic when domestic violence is revealed unexpectedly.
Bringing Respect Back: Communicating Without the Conflict
By Don Olund
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 65,090. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
This is a book about how to improve relationships by showing respect. It helps the reader learn how to communicate effectively, resolve conflict, and establish healthy boundaries. Chapters address self-respect, bringing respect back into marriage relationships, parents and kids, siblings, workplace and society. The concepts in the book help couples, parents, teenagers, and people in carers.
Off, Odd, Different… Special? Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, and Giftedness in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,110. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Someone off, odd, different, or special is a clinical clue to issues causing dysfunction in the couple. Disproportionate time, attention, & energy required stresses everyone. Learning disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Aspergers Syndrome (AS), & giftedness are among 13 reasons one may miss social cues, thus creating the sense of misfit that impacts relationships.
Born that Way, Temperamental Challenges in Relationships and Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Principles of Therapy, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,050. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
Temperament provides a non-pathologizing perspective, as traits reciprocally impact attachment, learning disabilities, gender, culture, drug use, & anxiety/depression. Easy to difficult temperamental profiles influence dynamics from predictable childhood problems to adult relationships. Invested people can facilitate persons self-monitoring temperament & self-regulation w/ appropriate responses.
Out of the Developmental Chrysalis in Intimacy and Relationship Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Principles of Therapy, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,680. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
From baby''s need to be soothed, early experiences predispose one to intimacy & relationship functionality as an adult. For adult clients, 10 basic rules of development, re-visiting primary defense mechanisms, theories of cognitive development, attachment, & EFT provide cues to etiology of behavior, & goals of therapy including enhancing personal resiliency & reparative therapeutic relationships.
Down the Relationship Rabbit Hole, Assessment and Strategy for Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Principles of Therapy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,790. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / counseling
Therapists can help individuals, couples, & families repair fractured relationships. Straightforward questions, 5 concepts: trust, vulnerability, self-expression, empathy, & investment & a 7-step devolution of relationship model are presented to assess quality & status of problematic relationships and to direct therapeutic strategies and interventions to heal and rebuild positive relationships.
The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, Dependency and Histrionics in Couples and Couple Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Challenges in Couples and Couple Therapy, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,570. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Dependency & histrionics sabotages relationships through deference or flamboyance. The dependent turns others into the sun, the moon, & the stars- the center of the relationship, while the histrionic demands to be the sun, the moon, & the stars. Conceptual similarities, passive aggressive strategies & frailty, partner types, gender, sexuality, & cultural influences reveal strategies for therapy.
A Framework for Extraordinary Relationships Without Guilt, Shame or Fear
By Alexis Bell
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 40,240. Language: American English. Published: November 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Dating
This book is a testament to what is possible when you ask for what you want, when you can stretch way beyond your comfort zone, and make concentrated efforts to explore your fears as well as your dreams. It is how you can have an extraordinary relationship without guilt, shame, or fear.
Roles, Rigidity, Repair, and Renovation in Relationships and Therapy
By Ronald Mah
Series: Principles of Therapy, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,990. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Structural principles are applicable to all relationships, including individual intrapsychic confusion among impulse, logic, & more. The therapist is guided to take authoritative structurally-based vs. more passive therapeutic approaches to address specific challenging client compositions & specific client issues, equality vs. equity-based relationships, and repair vs. renovation in relationships.