Breathing Room: Creating Space to Be a Couple

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New Harbinger Publications, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 213 pages
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Intimacy is a balancing act that leaves many of us teetering between our need for closeness and our need for autonomy. The point of equilibrium is seldom easy to find, and couples often fall into patterns of hurt feelings and misunderstandings as one partner pushes for more intimacy and the other pulls away. In Breathing Room, Elayne Savage shows readers how they can recognize what the space struggles in their relationships are really about. Through lively examples and practical exercises, Savage helps couples get past old resentments to negotiate a shared space that balances each partner's expectations and needs.

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Contents

fb Intimacy? rb Space rb Vulnerability
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Go Away a Little Closer
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Gimme Land Lots of Land
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Elayne Savage, PhD, is a family psychologist with over 27 years of clinical experience. She is the author of Don't Take It Personally, which has sold 12,300 copies. A frequent media guest, Savage lectures at several colleges and conducts workshops and seminars in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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