Lifelong Love: 4 Steps to Creating and Maintaining an Extraordinary Relationship

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Harlequin, Jun 19, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 272 pages
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Does your relationship feel stale, stalled and strained? Have you tried, and failed, to sustain a successful connection with a partner?

Clinical psychologists Peter Sheras and Phyllis Koch-Sheras have helped thousands of people rejuvenate their relationships to create a meaningful and deeply fulfilling love. Their effective 4-step "Couple Power" program is based on a dramatic shift in the way in which relationships are viewed—where the couple is seen as an entity in and of itself, greater than the sum of its individual parts.

Discover the 4 Cs of Lifelong Love, and learn how to:

– Commit by creating a common vision for you and your partner.

– Cooperate to achieve the committed vision that you both have for your relationship.

– Communicate to serve your common vision, not just to meet your own needs.

– Create communities of other couples who can support and help nurture your relationship.

Filled with examples based on the authors' experience as clinical psychologists, as well as their 35-year marriage, Lifelong Love provides the tools you and your partner need to create the profoundly satisfying and lasting relationship of your dreams.

 

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Contents

Lifelong Love A Couple Is Greater
3
Couple Personalities The Four Types
23
Creating Lifelong Love
45
Cooperation The Second Step toward Lifelong Love
85
Communication The Third Step toward Lifelong Love
111
Community The Fourth Step toward Lifelong Love
141
Challenges and Possibilities in Daily Life
169
ApplyingtheFourCsOvercomingInternal
215
Beyond the Four Cs
239
Bibliography
253
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Phyllis Koch-Sheras, Ph.D., and Peter Sheras, Ph.D., are married psychotherapists whose work has been profiled in a variety of national publications. They have appeared frequently on local television talk shows and news shows in Charlottesville, Washington D.C., Tampa, Salt Lake City and others. They also produced a local cable access TV show in Charlottesville called The Couple Power Half Hour. Visit them at CouplePower.com.

Peter Sheras, Ph.D., ABPP, is a clinical psychologist and professor in the Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology at the University of Virginia. He is associate director of the Virginia Youth Violence Project at the university and director of the local School Crisis Network. As an expert in school intervention and youth violence, he develops and evaluates intervention programs for schools, parents, and communities. He has been in private practice for twenty-five years.

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