The Marriage Checkup: A Scientific Program for Sustaining and Strengthening Marital Health

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Jason Aronson, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 273 pages
The Marriage Checkup is designed to help couples assess the strengths and weaknesses of their relationship and to develop strategies for strengthening its health. Like physical health, the health of a relationship can be developed to greater levels of fitness and resilience to illness. Thus, even healthy couples can benefit from a marital health perspective by developing exercises for optimizing their health and fitness. This book primarily serves couples interested in improving the health of their relationship. Counselors and therapists may recommend that their couples-patients use the book. Additionally, the book may be of interest to professors of marriage and family counseling.
 

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Contents

INTIMACY STRENGTH IN VULNERABILITY
1
EMOTION SKILLS IN MARRIAGE PRACTICING EMOTIONAL GRACE
23
COMMUNICATION HEALTHY MISCOMMUNICATION
45
MINDFULNESS LEARNING TO LOVE IN THE MOMENT
73
ACCEPTANCE GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY
93
FORGIVENESS AND REPAIR GRACE GENEROSITY AND COMPASSION
111
TEAM SPIRIT MARRIAGE AS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
135
SEXUAL AUTHENTICITY SHARING THE SACRED
149
MONEY SPENDERS SAVERS AND THE DELICATE BALANCE
183
COPARENTING COMRADES IN ARMS
201
AND THE COURAGE TO CHANGE PROBLEM SOLVING AND CHANGE
227
ATTACHMENT STYLES ESTABLISHING A SECURE BASE
245
BIBLIOGRAPHY
265
INDEX
271
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
273
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James V. C-rdova is associate professor of clinical psychology and director of clinical training at Clark University.

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