What Smart Couples Know: The Secret to a Happy Relationship

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Amacom, Jun 27, 2007 - FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS - 280 pages
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This work features brief case examples from people's lives which helps you to better understand the application of content in real-life situations. It contains appropriate quotations and anecdotes which make the book interesting to read and which will resonate with readers. It includes numerous exercises and assessment tools to provide active engagement; and activities and instruction for actively developing emotional intelligences. It contains self-tests to assist you in determining your level of emotional intelligence as it relates to these topics. Not much has been written for consumers that related the principles of Emotional Intelligence to relationships.; This book focuses on the individual in the relationship. So often, people think the problem is the other person. But, as we all know in our heats, you can only change yourself. This gives people who are not interested in or able to get their partner to couples therapy a way to improve their relationship - the author, a long time therapist, specializes in working with couples who are struggling. So understands what challenges couples face in the real world. This isn't someone in a rosy bubble saying I'm perfect, now you just be perfect too.

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Self help books can be boring but this one is not helpful and interesting as with any self help you must remain open minded when reading. I found this book helpful and offered some new perspectives. Read full review

What smart couples know: the secret to a happy relationship

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Clinical psychologist Covalt gears her book toward those who can't seem to find satisfaction in long-term relationships. The author believes that the key ingredient to developing fulfilling ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Patricia Covalt, Ph.D. (Denver, CO) holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and has been a pyschotherapist in private practice since 1980. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Dr. Covalt has treated hundreds of couples in clinical and workshop settings.

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