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Review 'Finally, a tested and therapeutic technique to help couples help themselves. It is straightforward, fair to both men and women, and each chapter is practical and wise. This is a book that couples can use together. It is easy to follow and not overwhelming. Most of all, this book will help couples in crisis to see each other's humanity and to find a way to understanding and acceptance and yes, change.'--Pepper Schwartz, PhD, author of Love Between Equals'This book speaks directly to the heart. Couples in conflict will recognize themselves in these pages and this reflection will gain their trust. The authors have written this book sensitively, with great clinical wisdom. Readers will learn how to heal their relationships and create the intimacy they want.' --John Gottman, PhD, University of Washington, author of Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work'This well-researched and well-written book is exactly what quarreling couples need to extricate themselves from tangles of blame and accusation. It is not just a pep talk, but a practical, hands-on guide for all couples with conflicts--which is to say, all couples.' --Carol Tavris, PhD, author of Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion'This is an insightful and inspiring analysis of the kinds of conflicts couples experience, and how they may change and experience greater intimacy. Eschewing easy answers and simple-minded solutions, the book tackles the complexities of intimate conflict in ways that clarify the contradictions and ironies that lovers confront. Based on their groundbreaking approach to couple therapy and their extensive research on marriage, Christensen and Jacobson offer couples sophisticated and powerful tools for reconciling their differences.' --Elizabeth Loftus, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Washington, President, American Psychological Society'One virtue of the book is its utter realism....Offers a slew of tools that couples can use to reconcile their differences without the help of a therapist.' --Jane Brody, New York Times'Packed with data, wisdom, and common sense.' --Polly Drew, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Read more From the Back Cover Finally, a tested and therapeutic technique to help couples help themselves. It is straightforward, fair to both men and women, and each chapter is practical and wise. This is a book that couples can use together....It will help couples in crisis to see each other's humanity and to find a way to understanding and acceptance and yes, change (Pepper Schwartz, PhD, author of Love Between Equals). --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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