The Reality of a Married Life

Author: Segun Adesesan
Publisher: Publiseer Publishing via PublishDrive
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is not written to convince you to leave or stay with your spouse. The aim is to let you know that the person you are dealing with is not the main focus, but you’re adjusting or struggling with the consequences of your decision.

Sync Your Relationship Save Your Marriage

Author: Peter Fraenkel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0230618146
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this harried and time-pressed world, couples fall out of synch, and, eventually, out of love. Couple relationships are tested by time pressures from all sides: mobile phones and laptops provide a constant flood of urgent emails and phone calls, making work require our utmost attention. Whatever time's left is often consumed attending to daily chores, your children's busy lives, caring for aging parents, and squeezing in some exercise and sleep. Finding time to make your couple relationship great may seem like an impossible hurdle. If you don't know how to harness the powerful resource of time and rhythm, time can become a destructive force that alienates you from your partner. Internationally-acclaimed couples therapist and CUNY professor of psychology Peter Fraenkel argues that relationship time problems are completely soluble when you achieve a clearer understanding of each partner's inner and outer rhythms. He offers an entirely fresh perspective on the dynamic of intimacy, and presents effective techniques to take charge of your "couple clock" and make your relationship truly satisfying. With the help of quizzes and examples of real-life couples he's helped, you'll learn how to: ·Â       Identify the differences in your daily rhythms, life pace, punctuality, and time perspective that cause problems in communication, sex, and life planning ·Â       Discover how your time differences attracted you in the first place and how make them work for rather than against your relationship ·Â       Create mutually satisfying "rhythms of relationship" that balance time for work, love, friends, chores, children, and self

Paradoxical strategies in psychotherapy

Author: Leon F. Seltzer
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: 9780471826613
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Paradoxical Strategies in Psychotherapy examines the history, sources, principles, and research behind this increasingly influential approach. It discusses the paradoxical tactics associated with the four most common forms of treatment psychodynamic, behavioral, gestalt, and systems and is backed by the largest bibliography of writings ever collected on this subject, over 500 items in all.

Marry Him

Author: Lori Gottlieb
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101185201
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The controversial national bestseller! Nearly forty and single, Lori Gottlieb faced the unthinkable: she'd wasted her best years chasing an elusive Prince Charming who might not even exist. Meanwhile, her friends who'd "settled" for Mr. Good Enough ended up married to excellent husbands and fathers. This is an eye-opening, funny, painful, and always truthful in-depth examination of modern relationships and a wake-up call about getting real about Mr. Right.

Mama Gena s Marriage Manual

Author: Regena Thomashauer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743269117
Format: PDF, Docs
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So, you found yourself a man. You owned him, you operated him, you dragged him back to your cave and married him -- and now you can't remember why you wanted him! Not to fear, because celebrated relationship expert Regena Thomashauer has returned, ready to turn the walking, talking, care-taking coma that is your marriage into a hot, juicy celebration of love and life Have you ever felt that your daily responsibilities are taking a toll on your general enthusiasm, your desire for intimacy? Or that you need to ask your husband for permission before you go somewhere or do something? Or that you find yourself angry at him for no real reason? You may be suffering from the Good Wife Syndrome. The Good Wife Syndrome is a common malady characterized by an unnatural drive to sacrifice yourself, organize your married life around your husband's needs, and then blame your bewildered husband for your profound unhappiness. Mama Gena's Marriage Manual is here to remedy your condition by administering a simple yet tremendously effective antidote: fun. Yes, that's right, fun. Mama Gena wants you to throw out your preconceived notions of what marriage should be and allow yourself to construct a marriage based on your own personal gratification. Because whether it's enjoying a great cup of coffee, taking the day off work, or having great sex, when a woman indulges her desires she inflates her feminine power and has an uplifting effect on everything and everyone around her. To help you on your quest to revive your marriage, Mama Gena suggests a radical idea: that the community of women around us (the support system she calls our Sister Goddesses) has a greater influence on the outcome of our relationships than the partners we choose. Women's desires can turn dreams into reality, and when women get together, their power multiplies exponentially. Mama shows you how to harness that power and channel it into the daily acts that benefit your love life. She includes dozens of exercises to help you and your Sister Goddess girlfriends focus on fun, praise yourself daily, let go of anger, and learn to appreciate the men you have. Then once you've started practicing these new behaviors, Mama trains you to train your husband -- to communicate without rancor, to welcome his point of view, to reinstate the practice of lust, and much more. Mama Gena wants you to throw off the shackles of the Good Wife Syndrome and enjoy a marriage that's free of guilt, blame, and obligation. Mama Gena's Marriage Manual will help you craft a partnership that enables you to do more, have more, and be more than you could ever be on your own.

A Tender Struggle

Author: Krista Bremer
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616203978
Format: PDF
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“A story about love, marriage, compromise, parenthood and the difference between the life one imagined and reality.”* Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer, a California-bred feminist, surfer, and aspiring journalist, met Ismail Suayah, sincere, passionate, kind, yet from a very different world. One of eight siblings born in an impoverished fishing village in Libya, Ismail was raised a Muslim--and his faith informed his life. When Krista and Ismail made the decision to become a family, she embarked on a journey she never could have imagined, an accidental jihad: a quest for spiritual and intellectual growth that would open her mind and, more important, her heart. “A bold piece of writing (and thinking) by an incredibly brave woman.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of The Signature of All Things “A moving, lyrical memoir.”—Kirkus Reviews “Candid and rich.” —Good Housekeeping “Unrelenting candor and gorgeous prose.” —BookPage “Krista Bremer has a very good story.” —The New York Times Book Review “A beautiful account of [Krista’s] jihad, or struggle, to find peace within herself and within her marriage.” —The Kansas City Star “Lucid, heartfelt, and profoundly humane . . . Navigates the boundaries of religion and politics to arrive at the universal experience of love.” —G. Willow Wilson, author of Alif the Unseen “This is a memoir worth reading.” —*Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Essential Guide to a Lasting Marriage

Author: Karla Dougherty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101517484
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If you're going to say "I do", you want to mean it...for a lifetime. Today, many couples struggle with keeping their marriages alive - maybe because they look at marriage as a job instead of an emotional partnership. In this insightful and practical guide, the authors share concrete insights and ideas that can help carry a couple along life's long romantic journey together. ? Down-to-earth accessible advice filled with real-life anecdotes. ? Addresses each stage of a lifelong relationship.

Marriage at Midlife

Author: Dr. Vincent R. Waldron, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826125637
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"[This book] provides a perceptive, research based, and pragmatic approach to working with couples seeking reconnection after years of childrearing....Marriage at Midlife should take center stage on every counselor's bookshelf." --Kathleen M. Galvin, PhD Professor, Communication Studies, Northwestern University The middle period of married life-what the authors call the "centerstage"-is often the "make or break" point in a lifelong relationship. Marriage at Midlife provides counselors, mental health professionals, and marriage educators with the tools they need to assist couples who are experiencing the challenges of the post-childrearing years. The authors take a resilience-based approach to help couples preserve and improve long, satisfying relationships. This book is enriched with the authors' experience with couples who have been married between 20 and 50 years. Each chapter contains an opening narrative about a real-life couple, a section identifying sources of distress, a section outlining the analytical tools needed for each challenge, and questions and exercises for clients. Throughout the book are bulleted lists with quick advice for couples on a range of topics, such as suggested shared activities or tips for managing stress. Learn how to help couples: Reinvent and deepen their marriage through improved communication Forgive past transgressions and choose new, meaningful, shared activities Adapt to midlife challenges, such as job loss, relocation, and returning to school Handle the stress of illness and caregiving Redefine relationships with "boomerang kids," adult children, and grandchildren With this book, counselors will obtain both the skills and the insight needed to help couples reimagine their relationships at this pivotal stage in their lives.