Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault: ...that Your Romantic Relationship Isn't Working. (Here's how to Fix It.)

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Macmillan, Jan 22, 2008 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
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The ultimate relationship repair from the bestselling author of Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look Up Your Skirt) and a psychologist with decades of experience

Every committed relationship goes through rough patches. What's the difference between those that move forward and those that disintegrate? Knowledge, effort and a desire to strengthen the bond. In Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault, Philip Van Munching and Bernie Katz cut through unhelpful self-help trends to lead readers to self-knowledge and to show how:

--Even your earliest childhood experiences dictate who you fall for

--The unconscious aspects of your personality both attract and repel your partners (often at the same time)

--Your history indicates how you'll fight, how well (or poorly) you'll communicate, and how you'll deal with tough times

--To use insight into yourself to fix your relationship

With humor and sound advice, Van Munching and Katz can help any reader on the road to a happier romance or marriage.

"A useful tool."—Library Journal



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Coauthors Van Munching (Beer Blast ) and psychologist Katz assume that our relationships with our parents (particularly our mothers) shape our personalities and unconscious almost completely. The ... Read full review

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Personality or How You Became You
Digging Into Your Unconscious Mind
Chemistry Lessons
The Life Cycle of the Relationship
The Relationship Stress Test
Getting What You Want and Wanting What Youve Got
Katzs Rules of Engagement
Your CPU in the ICU Couples Therapy Demystified
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Philip Van Munching is the bestselling author of Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal (So They Can Look UpYour Skirt) and of Beer Blast. His writing has appeared in a number of publications, including the editorial pages of The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Until 2006, he wrote the "Devil's Adman" column for Brandweek. He lives with his wife and two daughters in New York City.
Bernie Katz, Ph.D. is in private practice on Long Island, New York, where he counsels couples as well as individual patients. He is also a professor at Nassau Community College. He was previously the co-host of a live daily television show, "State of Mind", on the America's Talking cable network. He lives with his wife in Plainview, New York and Phoenix, Arizona

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