Broken Promises, Mended Hearts: Maintaining Trust in Love Relationships

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McGraw Hill Professional, Dec 6, 2001 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
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How couples can restore trust and repair love relationships

Even the strongest relationship can be eroded by common, everyday breaches of trust. A small lie about a purchase, a cover-up for a forgotten birthday--each takes a bite out of trust. Over time, intimate confidences are weakened and the foundation of trust begins to crumble. It is Dr. Block's firm belief that when couples feel emotionally safe with each other, their relationship is more passionate, open, uninhibited, and sexually alive.

Filled with inspiring case studies from Dr. Block's private practice, this book offers couples an innovative, solution-oriented approach to restoring trust and repairing love relationships shattered or eroded by betrayal.

Includes chapters covering:

  • Recognizing the Signs of Trust . . . and Mistrust
  • Dance Away Lovers: The Trust-Mistrust Relationship
  • Jealousy, Lover's Hell
  • The Frontier of Trust: Sexual Fidelity
  • Restoring Trust

"Through a spirited, imaginative exploration of love relationships, Block develops a useful roadmap for those who want their relationship to be meaningful." --Daniel Acaoz, founder, American Journal of Family Therapy

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Foundation of Trust
9
Recognizing Trust and Mistrust
23
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Joel D. Block, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist practicing couple and individual therapy. A diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is a senior psychologist on the staff of the Human Sexuality Center of Long Island Jewish Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The author of ten books and numerous professional articles, he has appeared on "Good Morning, America" and "Today" and has been a psychology consultant for ABC. Dr. Block lives and practices in Huntington, New York.

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