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Power of Two Workbook : Workbook Ser. - HEITLER S

Power of Two Workbook

Workbook Ser.



Published: 1st November 2003
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The Power of Two Workbook teaches the communication and conflict resolution skills that can enable you to enjoy a great marriage. With this practical step-by-step guide you’ll learn how to evoke interest, not antagonism, when you speak about sensitive issues; and to listen without becoming defensive. You’ll discover secrets to effective dialogue, techniques for cleaning up after inadvertent “toxic spills,” and ways to ensure that apologies yield healing—plus you’ll learn the three-step waltz of smooth shared decision-making, how to keep the anger ceiling low, and strategies for converting moments of anger into powerful opportunities for learning and growth.

With each chapter you’ll acquire key skills for a happier, more gratifying marriage. A host of engaging practice exercises give you a chance to repeat each skill often enough that it can become yours.

"The Power o f Two Workbook is wonderfully sensible and user-friendly. It's aimed at real people coping with the real problems of living together--particularly new couples, and those with pretty good marriages and very good intentions but a faulty instruction book on life and relationships. This workbook is wise, optimistic, and a lot of fun."
--Frank Pittman, MD, author of Grow Up! How Taking Responsibility Can Make You a Happy Adult

"This workbook is deceptively fun to fill out. The exercises help to develop skills that can make all the difference between a difficult marriage and a loving partnership."
--Marilyn Van Derbur, former Miss America and author of Miss America by Day

"Susan Heitler and Abigail Hirsch have written a gem of a book that will help couples, whether newlywed or long-married, break out of the marital gridlock. No matter how solid your marriage, the skills and strategies clearly outlined here offer do-able ways to unscramble problems with which you've struggled--as well as new ones that crop up along the way."
--Margery D. Rosen, contributor to the long-running column, "Can This Marriage Be Saved?" in Ladies Home Journal

Introductionp. 1
"... And They Lived Happily Ever After"
What You Will Learn, and How
Getting Started and Keeping Going
Talking Directlyp. 5
Say It
Verbalize Feelings
Talking Safelyp. 25
Respect Boundaries
Talk with Tact
Effective Listeningp. 41
Listen to Learn
Digest Aloud What You Hear
Balanced Listeningp. 53
Listen to Feelings
Bilateral Listening
Dialogue Skillsp. 67
Braid Your Dialogue
Use the Four S's
Establish Climate Controls
Understanding Angerp. 87
Build Your Anger Awareness
Anger Is a Stop Sign
Prevent Wildfires
Receiving Angerp. 113
Respond Constructively, or Exit
Return to Problem-Solving
Dealing with Differencesp. 127
The Three Steps of the Win-Win Waltz
Conflict Resolution and Shared Decision-Making
Fix-It Talk
Win-Win Tips, Traps, and Costsp. 143
Traps to Avoid
Costs of Conflict
Handling Upsetsp. 157
After Upsets
Prevent Affairs, Addictions, and Abuse
Supporting Your Spousep. 173
What Helps?
Be a Super Supporter
Intimacy and a Loving Homep. 185
Keeping Your House a Loving Home
Referencesp. 199
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ISBN: 9781572243347
ISBN-10: 1572243341
Series: Workbook Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 1st November 2003
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 21.59  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.49