Gifts from the Heart: 10 Ways to Build More Loving Relationships

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2003 - Psychology - 136 pages
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Gifts from the Heart helps students learn, practice, and improve ten fundamental communication skills needed for any long-term relationship. Each skill is presented as a "gift" students give rather than as a behavior they implement empowering students to participate more fully in their relationships. Engaging opening stories place the concepts and skills in a real-world context. With a conversational and student-friendly writing style, each chapter focuses on one essential communication skill that can dramatically enhance students' connections with their romantic partners, family members, and friends. Application-oriented and jargon-free, Gifts from the Heart is grounded in specific, manageable, and directed activities designed to immediately enhance relationships. Includes memorable acronyms, Guidelines, and Personal Explorations and Practice Giving Exercises. Instructor's Manual and Test Bank available."
 

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Contents

Giving in Relationships
1
Accepting Yourself and Others
15
Communicating for Connection
25
Listening for Understanding
39
Asking Questions
55
Flowing with Conflict
67
Forgiving Others
81
Enlarging Others
91
Showing You Care
103
Encouraging Growth
115
Afterword
129
Bibliography
131
Index
135
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Page 132 - Knapp, Mark L., and Anita L. Vangelisti. Interpersonal Communication and Human Relationships.
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Randy Fujishin is a speech communications professor at West Valley College.

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