The Power of Two : Secrets to a Strong and Loving Marriage.

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Page Count
305
Year Published
1997
Author (Individual)
Heitler, Susan.
Resource Type
Book
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English
This book is designed to help couples improve their relationship skills and avoid risks inherent in living as a couple. It begins by discussing the power of two and the challenges of contemporary marriage. Part 1 on the basics of collaborative dialogue teaches skills for communicating with a partner. Chapters share secrets to talking, listening, and to successful dialogue. Part 2 on dealing with differences describes techniques for handling the challenges presented by conflict. Chapters address fix-it talk, using anger as a stop sign, receiving anger without fighting, cleanup procedures after upsets, shared decision making, conflict resolution, and handling out-of-bounds communication and fouls. The last part discusses how to enhance a good marriage and includes chapters that discuss strategies for supporting each other, enhancing emotional and sexual intimacy, and making a house a loving home. 8 tables and 43 references.

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