Fighting for Your Marriage: Positive Steps for Preventing Divorce and Preserving Lasting Love

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Wiley, Mar 27, 1996 - Family & Relationships - 352 pages
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Conflict in intimate relationships is as normal and essential as love. How you fight and resolve conflicts determines the difference between a sustained healthy and satisfying marriage or endless pain, frustration, and often divorce. At a time when families are falling apart at alarming rates and with enormous social cost, this book provides a research-based program to prevent relationship breakdown. The new audiotape set provides the key to the communication skills of PREPTM.

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Contents

Introduction I
1
Four Key Patterns That Can Harm a Relationship
13
The Differences Between Men and Women in Conflict
35
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HOWARD J. MARKMAN, Ph.D., noted marital expert, is co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver and specializes in research on the prediction and prevention of marital breakdown. SCOTT STANLEY, Ph.D., is co-director of the center and adjunct associate professor of marital and family therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary, and he specializes in research on marital commitment. SUSAN L. BLUMBERG, Ph.D., a psychologist who works with families and couples, has focused on training and research in the PREPTM approach.

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