ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitm

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New Harbinger Publications, Jun 1, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 240 pages
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Popular myths about love set us up for a struggle with real life. The inconvenient truth is there's no such thing as a perfect partner, all couples fight, and feelings of love come and go like the weather. But that doesn't mean you can't have a joyful and romantic relationship. Through a simple program based on the revolutionary new mindfulness-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you can learn to handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively and engage fully in the process of living and loving together.

With your partner or alone, ACT with Love will teach you how to:

  • Let go of conflict, open up, and live fully in the present
  • Use mindfulness to increase intimacy, connection, and understanding
  • Resolve painful conflicts and reconcile long-standing differences
  • Act on your values to build a rich and meaningful relationship

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    Contents

    its a messy business
    1
    Making a Mess
    7
    Making a Commitment
    25
    Making It Work
    41
    when its over its over
    223
    resources
    225
    recommended reading
    226
    references
    227
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    About the author (2009)

    Russ Harris, is an internationally acclaimed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and author of the popular ACT-based self-help book, The Happiness Trap, now published in over fifteen languages and twenty countries. He is widely renowned for his ability to train therapists in ACT in a way that is clear, accessible, and fun.

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