Wallerstein’s 25-year study of the effects of divorce on children, including their adolescence and young adulthood, gives a unique and vivid portrait of the divorce culture. A comparative study, it sheds light on the legacy of failed marriages: attitudes, life-choices, and behaviors that children of intact homes do not harbor.
Gardner provides clear, practical guidelines for parents, and addresses the most relevant and up-to-date aspects of divorce including mediation, custody, counseling, communication, and more.
This marriage seminar is designed to help you: feel closer and more connected to your spouse; save your marriage from the brink of divorce; convince your spouse that your marriage is worth saving; learn how to have a loving, lasting relationship. Michele Weiner-Davis has made it her lifes passion to help couples strengthen their marriages. She knows what works and what doesnt. The Marriage Breakthrough® Seminar is filled with skill-building information that will help any couple make their relationship more loving. One of the real benefits of this seminar is its powerful message about the importance of working things out rather than getting out.
Using actual case studies, as well as examples from music, literature and film, Pittman identifies four basic patterns of infidelity–the accidental encounter, habitual philandering, marital arrangements, and romance–, discusses how to limit the damage that affairs do, and offers practical suggestions on how to make a marriage work.
According to Beck, many couples therapy books tend to focus on lack of communication in the relationship rather than the problem of miscommunication. This book provides a thorough examination of perils such as “presumed mind reading,” anger, ambiguity, defensiveness, the evil “shoulds,” and the reduction of sex. The cognitive psychological approach is recommended here, with chapters devoted to the development of better conversational skills, setting rules, and showing respect for differing perspectives. With Beck’s sensible advice pointing the way, unhappy couples have the opportunity to stop seeing each other as annoying, boring, or insensitive and to start seeing each other for what they really are: beautiful, deeply complex individuals able to add an endless amount of romance, excitement, and comfort to each other’s lives.