Communicating in Relationships: A Guide for Couples and Professionals
Research Press, 1993 - Reference - 267 pages
Addresses the behavioral, affective, and cognitive aspects of communicating in relationships. The book can be used by couples as a self-help guide, by professionals as an adjunct to therapy, or as a supplementary text for related college courses.
Numerous readings are interspersed with 44 exercises that provide a hands-on approach to learning. The authors outline 18 steps for developing communication skills and describe procedures for integrating the skills into relationships.
Appendices summarize the empirical basis of the approach and provide psychometric information on the measures used.
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Figures and Tables
Knowing When to Problem Solve
Solving Versus Dealing With Problems
Making a Contract
Enhancing the Spiritual Dimension of Your Relationship
What If It Seems Hopeless? Breakup or Divorce
Communication in Divorce
A ResearchOriented Perspective for Professionals
What Have We Learned From Basic Research
Maintaining Your Progress and Communicating With Others
Communicating With Others 159
Dual Careers Spirituality and Sex
About the Authors