Relationship Rescue: A Seven-step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner

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Thorndike Press, 2000 - Family & Relationships - 439 pages
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As a follow-up to his bestselling book Life Strategies, Oprah acolyte Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D., moves from aiding the aimless individual to coaching the disconnected couple. McGraw has distilled his more than two decades of counseling experience into a seven-step strategy he calls Relationship Rescue. I'm prepared to kick a hole in the wall of the pain-ridden, unhappy maze you've gotten yourself into, and provide you clear access to action-oriented answers and instructions on what you must do to have what you want, says Dr. Phil. His aim is to expose and eliminate the saboteurs that cause senseless damage to already-fragile marriages, and, like an emotional root canal, to replace them with values he says provide positive results. If you follow Dr. Phil's strategy, he will lead you on a precise journey to uncover your heart and then share it with your partner as part of taking the risk of intimacy. Dr. Phil leads you to reconnect with your core in the first five steps of his seven-step strategy. By no means a quick fix, there are in-depth and rigorous questionnaires, surveys, tests, and profiles that require a brutally candid mindset, with such fill-in-the-blanks as List five things that today would make you fall out of love with your partner. With this internal work accomplished, you'll then move on to reconnecting with your partner during a two-week, half-hour-a-day short course. As a dyad, you and your loved one take turns giving monologues on topics such as The most positive thing I took away from my mother and father's relationship was... Once the reconnection has been established, Dr. Phil says the work shifts to a management role, as relationships are always a work in progress. Dr. Phil humorously refers to his own marriage throughout the book, sharing his mishaps and victories in learning to accept and enjoy what he sees as fundamental but complementary differences between men and women. --John Youngs

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I bought this for a friend of a friend who is going through a divorce process. Its a good book for anyone who is struggling in a relationship but it also is useful to anyone who simply wants to ... Read full review

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This is an awsome awsome book!! I recommend it to all couples the book is not about changing your partner but challenging your self your attitudes and your feelings about your partner. It is about ... Read full review


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Phillip C. McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma, on September 1, 1950. In 1968, he was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, but he later transferred to Midwestern State University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He also received a Master of Arts in experimental psychology in 1976, and a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology in 1979 from the University of North Texas. McGraw has had twenty-five years of experience in psychology and human functioning. He is an author and co-founder of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the world's leading litigation consulting firm. His books include Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner; Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside-Out; and Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World. He was The Oprah Winfrey Show's resident expert on human behavior and currently writes a monthly column in O, The Oprah Magazine.

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