The High-Conflict Couple

The High-Conflict Couple
  • Author : Alan Fruzzetti
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2006-12-03
  • ISBN : 1608824268

The High-Conflict Couple Book Review:

You hear and read a lot about ways to improve your relationship. But if you've tried these without much success, you're not alone. Many highly reactive couples—pairs that are quick to argue, anger, and blame—need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve their problems in love. When destructive emotions are at the heart of problems in your relationship, no amount of effective communication or intimacy building will fix what ails it. If you're part of a "high-conflict" couple, you need to get control of your emotions first, to stop making things worse, and only then work on building a better relationship. The High-Conflict Couple adapts the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into skills you can use to tame out-of-control emotions that flare up in your relationship. Using mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques, you'll learn how to deescalate angry situations before they have a chance to explode into destructive fights. Other approaches will help you disclose your fears, longings, and other vulnerabilities to your partner and validate his or her experiences in return. You'll discover ways to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and to find true acceptance and closeness with the person you love the most.

The High-Conflict Couple

The High-Conflict Couple
  • Author : Alan E Fruzzetti
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 2019-07-30
  • ISBN : 1635618770

The High-Conflict Couple Book Review:

This book adapts the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into skills you can use to tame out-of-control emotions that flare up in your relationship. You'll discover ways to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and to find true acceptance and closeness with the person you love the most.

The High-Conflict Couple

The High-Conflict Couple
  • Author : Alan E. Fruzzetti Ph. D.
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Pages : 338
  • Relase : 2009-12
  • ISBN : 9781458746122

The High-Conflict Couple Book Review:

You hear and read a lot about ways to improve your relationship. But if you've tried these without much success, you're not alone. Many highly reactive couples-pairs that are quick to argue, anger, and blame-need more than just the run-of-the-mill relationship advice to solve their problems in love. When destructive emotions are at the heart of problems in your relationship, no amount of effective communication or intimacy building will fix what ails it. If you're part of a 'high-conflict' couple, you need to get control of your emotions first, to stop making things worse, and only then work on building a better relationship. The High-Conflict Couple adapts the powerful techniques of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into skills you can use to tame out-of-control emotions that flare up in your relationship. Using mindfulness and distress tolerance techniques, you'll learn how to deescalate angry situations before they have a chance to explode into destructive fights. Other approaches will help you disclose your fears, longings, and other vulnerabilities to your partner and validate his or her experiences in return. You'll discover ways to manage problems with negotiation, not conflict, and to find true acceptance and closeness with the person you love the most.

Tandem Couples Counseling

Tandem Couples Counseling
  • Author : Justin E. Levitov,Kevin A. Fall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 2020-12-29
  • ISBN : 9781000295788

Tandem Couples Counseling Book Review:

This book introduces the protocol known as Tandem Couples Counseling (TCC), a ground-breaking model that provides sound theoretical explanations and interventions that address the inherent difficulties in traditional forms of couples counseling. Tandem Couples Counseling: An Innovative Approach to Working with High Conflict Couples synthesizes the research literature from the fields of couples counseling and group work into a compelling therapeutic approach. Extensive case examples illuminate the dynamics and skills of the approach. Assessment processes and rich descriptions of the treatment protocols are included, enabling integration, and understanding of how to implement this approach with clients as well as immediately work to improve the connection in existing co-therapy arrangements. The text is an essential guide for counseling professionals on how to build, maintain, and use the co-therapy relationship as an agent of change for high-conflict couples.

5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life

5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life
  • Author : Bill Eddy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2018-02-06
  • ISBN : 9781524705091

5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life Book Review:

Some difficult people aren’t just hard to deal with—they’re dangerous. Do you know someone whose moods swing wildly? Do they act unreasonably suspicious or antagonistic? Do they blame others for their own problems? When a high-conflict person has one of five common personality disorders—borderline, narcissistic, paranoid, antisocial, or histrionic—they can lash out in risky extremes of emotion and aggression. And once an HCP decides to target you, they’re hard to shake. But there are ways to protect yourself. Using empathy-driven conflict management techniques, Bill Eddy, a lawyer and therapist with extensive mediation experience, will teach you to: - Spot warning signs of the five high-conflict personalities in others and in yourself. - Manage relationships with HCPs at work and in your private life. - Safely avoid or end dangerous and stressful interactions with HCPs. Filled with expert advice and real-life anecdotes, 5 Types of People Who Can Ruin Your Life is an essential guide to helping you escape negative relationships, build healthy connections, and safeguard your reputation and personal life in the process. And if you have a high-conflict personality, this book will help you help yourself.

High Conflict

High Conflict
  • Author : Amanda Ripley
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-04-06
  • ISBN : 9781982128586

High Conflict Book Review:

When we are baffled by the insanity of the “other side”—in our politics, at work, or at home—it’s because we aren’t seeing how the conflict itself has taken over. That’s what “high conflict” does. It’s the invisible hand of our time. And it’s different from the useful friction of healthy conflict. That’s good conflict, and it’s a necessary force that pushes us to be better people. High conflict is what happens when discord distills into a good-versus-evil kind of feud, the kind with an us and a them. In this state, the brain behaves differently. We feel increasingly certain of our own superiority, and everything we do to try to end the conflict, usually makes it worse. Eventually, we can start to mimic the behavior of our adversaries, harming what we hold most dear. In this “compulsively readable” (Evan Osnos, National Book Award-winning author) book, New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist Amanda Ripley investigates how good people get captured by high conflict—and how they break free. Our journey begins in California, where a world-renowned conflict expert struggles to extract himself from a political feud. Then we meet a Chicago gang leader who dedicates his life to a vendetta—only to realize, years later, that the story he’d told himself about the conflict was not quite true. Next, we travel to Colombia, to find out whether thousands of people can be nudged out of high conflict at scale. Finally, we return to America to see what happens when a group of liberal Manhattan Jews and conservative Michigan corrections officers choose to stay in each other’s homes in order to understand one another better, even as they continue to disagree. All these people, in dramatically different situations, were drawn into high conflict by similar forces, including conflict entrepreneurs, humiliation, and false binaries. But ultimately, all of them found ways to transform high conflict into good conflict, the kind that made them better people. They rehumanized and recatego­rized their opponents, and they revived curiosity and wonder, even as they continued to fight for what they knew was right. People do escape high conflict. Individuals—even entire communities—can short-circuit the feedback loops of outrage and blame, if they want to. This is an “insightful and enthralling” (The New York Times Book Review) book—and a mind-opening new way to think about conflict that will transform how we move through the world.

High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation

High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation
  • Author : Eia Asen,Emma Morris
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 156
  • Relase : 2020-03-12
  • ISBN : 9780429889301

High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation Book Review:

High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation: The Making and Breaking of Family Ties describes an innovative approach for families where children are caught up in their parents’ acrimonious relationship - before, during and after formal legal proceedings have been initiated and concluded. This first book in a brand-new series by researchers and clinicians at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) outlines a model of therapeutic work which involves children, their parents and the wider family and social network. The aim is to protect children from conflict between their parents and thus enable them to have healthy relationships across both ‘sides’ of their family network. High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation is written for professionals who work with high-conflict families – be that psychologists, psychiatrists, child and adult psychotherapists, family therapists, social workers, children’s guardians and legal professionals including solicitors and mediators, as well as students and trainees in all these different disciplines. The book should also be of considerable interest for parents who struggle with post-separation issues that involve their children.

Counseling Couples in Conflict

Counseling Couples in Conflict
  • Author : James N. Sells,Mark A. Yarhouse
  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2011-01-28
  • ISBN : 9780830868490

Counseling Couples in Conflict Book Review:

How do you counsel a couple that is heading for divorce by the time they seek help? Building on the research presented in their previous book Family Therapies, Mark Yarhouse and James Sells have developed a resource to train pastors and counselors in restoring high conflict relationships.

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies
  • Author : Brent Bradley,James Furrow
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2013-07-15
  • ISBN : 9781118512319

Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies Book Review:

A practical, down-to-earth guide to using the world's most successful approach to couple therapy One of the most successful therapeutic approaches to healing dysfunctional relationships, emotionally focused couple therapy provides clients with powerful insights into how and why they may be suppressing their emotions and teaches them practical ways to deal with those feelings more constructively for improved relationships. Unlike cognitive-behavioural therapy, which provides effective short-term coping skills, emotionally focused therapy often is prescribed as a second-stage treatment for couples with lingering emotional difficulties. Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy For Dummies introduces readers to this ground-breaking therapy, offering simple, proven strategies and tools for dealing with problems with bonding, attachment and emotions, the universal cornerstones of healthy relationships. An indispensable resource for readers who would like to manage their relationship problems independently through home study Delivers powerful techniques for dealing with unpleasant emotions, rather than repressing them and for responding constructively to complex relationship issues The perfect introduction to EFT basics for therapists considering expanding their practices to include emotionally focused therapy methods Packed with fascinating and instructive case studies and examples of EFT in action, from the authors' case files Provides valuable guidance on finding, selecting and working with the right EFT certified therapist

Wired for Love

Wired for Love
  • Author : Stan Tatkin
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications
  • Pages : 200
  • Relase : 2012-01-02
  • ISBN : 9781608820597

Wired for Love Book Review:

"What the heck is my partner thinking?" is a common refrain in romantic relationships, and with good reason. Every person is wired for love differently, with different habits, needs, and reactions to conflict. The good news is that most people's minds work in predictable ways and respond well to security, attachment, and rituals, making it possible to actually neurologically prime the brain for greater love and fewer conflicts. Wired for Love is a complete insider's guide to understanding a partner's brain and promoting love and trust within a romantic relationship. Readers learn ten scientific principles they can use to avoid triggering fear and panic in their partners, manage their partners' emotional reactions when they do become upset, and recognize when the brain's threat response is hindering their ability to act in a loving way. By learning to use simple gestures and words, readers can learn to put out emotional fires and help their partners feel more safe and secure. The no-fault view of conflict in this book encourages readers to move past a ""warring brain"" mentality and toward a more cooperative ""loving brain"" understanding of the relationship. Based in the sound science of neurobiology, attachment theory, and emotion regulation research, this book is essential reading for couples and others interested in understanding the complex dynamics at work behind love and trust in intimate relationships.

Couples Therapy Workbook

Couples Therapy Workbook
  • Author : Kathleen Mates-Youngman, LMFT
  • Publisher : PESI Publishing & Media
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 2014-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781937661465

Couples Therapy Workbook Book Review:

Couples Therapy Workbook is a series of guided questions to promote meaningful couple conversations and build ongoing, connected communication. The core of this unique guide is 30 guided conversations of the most critical relationship struggles. For each of the 30 topics, there is an introduction, goal-setting strategies and 10 scripted questions to ask each other - all presented in an easy-to-use mindful style. Set in a weekly format over 30 days but can be tailored to any timeframe. Designed to be used to couples, and also by therapists working with couples (bonus clinician prep included with each conversation). Week 1- Who Are We? Falling in Love, Friendship, Caring, Acceptance, Empathy, Emotional Intimacy, Rituals Week 2 - Who Am I? Childhood, Family Origin, Temperament, Influences, Spirituality, Values, How I Think Week 3- How do we work? Communication, Conflict, Defensiveness, Intimacy, Trust, Fidelity and Boundaries, Parenting, Staying in Sync Week 4 - What do we want? Romance, Joy and Gratitude, respect, Apologies and Forgiveness, Challenges, Relationship Savings Account, Past, Present & Future, Keeping Connected Reviews: “What a unique resource! A treasure-trove of guided conversations to increase intimacy and friendship. Therapists often ask me for good homework assignments. This book does the thinking for you. Keep it on hand and whether its values, sex, conflict or other challenging issues, you'll have a ready-made way to help your clients make immediate progress.” -- Ellyn Bader, Ph.D, Founder/Director The Couples Institute "This is a valuable resource for anyone working with couples. Any couple can profit greatly if they are willing to take Kathleen Youngman's challenge to explore these important topics and discuss these wonderful questions." -- Milan and Kay Yerkovich, Authors of best-selling How We Love series “Instead of offering analysis, advice or theory, The Couples Therapy Workbook offers just that, a set of questions to stimulate conversations that help couples deepen their engagement with each other and reconnect. All couples will find this an exceptional guide, and all therapists will find it an effective instrument to supplement the therapeutic process. I highly recommend it and complement the author on her creativity and attention to the core details of a connected relationship.” --Harville Hendrix, Ph. D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph. D.; Authors of Making Marriage Simple and Getting the Love You Want.

Couple Therapy Workbook

Couple Therapy Workbook
  • Author : Michelle Martin
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 166
  • Relase : 2020-12-03
  • ISBN : 1513675346

Couple Therapy Workbook Book Review:

Turn your relationship into a love story that lasts by improving communication, strengthening your bond, and creating the trust that's essential in relationships. Couples therapy isn't just for failing relationships. Even if you trust your partner to be faithful, loving, and committed, you can still benefit from a trust tune-up. Even if you appreciate your partner and they appreciate you, you can still benefit from reconnecting every now and then. Even if you don't think you need couples therapy, you can benefit from everything it has to teach you, from staying strong when times get tough to savoring the joyful moments together. Relationships need to be nurtured, and couples therapy can help you figure out what your unique relationship needs to thrive. Maybe you've thought about therapy for couples in the past, but you didn't think it would work for you. Maybe you didn't want to share your troubles with a total stranger. That's where this book comes in. The advice in this book will act as your counselor and guide you along as you learn to be a loving partner and build a stronger relationship. Through simple exercises designed with couples in mind, you'll be given the tools you need to be open and honest with yourself and your partner and begin to look at your relationship through new eyes. In addition, you'll discover: Research-backed advice from a professional relationship counselor How external influences can affect your relationship and how to defend against them Worksheets to help you through the relationship exercises Questions to ask your partner to increase communication Apps and tools to help you through your couples therapy journey And much, much more! As a bonus, you'll also learn about the famous "love languages" and how you can use them to create a stronger bond. If you don't take time to examine and tend to your relationship, you'll never find out how fulfilling and rewarding it can be to experience a relationship filled with trust and contentment. Forget what you've thought about couples therapy in the past, and focus on the present to build a better relationship for the future. To become a more loving partner and to receive unconditional, trusting love in return, click "add to cart."

More Love Less Conflict

More Love Less Conflict
  • Author : Jonathan Robinson
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2018-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781633410756

More Love Less Conflict Book Review:

Learn to Love Consistently with Conscious Communication Practices Good communication builds healthy relationships. Hailed by the best-selling relationship author John Gray as, “brimming with wonderful ideas and methods that can help any couple experience a deeper, more profound connection," More Love Less Conflict teaches readers how to communicate effectively and get more out of love. Build your communication skills in a deliberate way. Whether debating with our parents, trying to convince our boss, or romancing our significant other, the importance of communication skills in our day-to-day is undeniable. In fact, good communication is crucial to cultivate happy, healthy relationships. Through conscious strategies, learn how to become a better listener, practice open communication, and handle almost any situation. More intimacy and connection, less frustration and arguments. Love is not some sporadic thing we attain every once in a while―hopefully. To psychotherapist and best-selling author Jonathan Robinson, communication is, like love, something to work on and get better at through conscious practice. Couples in love will learn to engage in crucial conversations, understand unique needs, spot a partner’s triggers, and overcome communication barriers. Communication breakdown. In part one, Robinson introduces ways to build a foundation of love and connection. He supplements this with communication exercises, dedicating the rest of the book to: • Effective communication techniques to understand your partner • Practices to increase love, fun, and affection • Methods designed to specifically decrease conflict If you enjoyed books like Hold Me Tight, Nonviolent Communication, Communication Miracles for Couples, and 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work―Anywhere!, you’ll love More Love Less Conflict.

Biff

Biff
  • Author : Bill Eddy
  • Publisher : Unhooked Books
  • Pages : 158
  • Relase : 2011-05-01
  • ISBN : 9781936268351

Biff Book Review:

This little book gives more than 20 examples of BIFF responses--brief, informative, friendly, and firm--for all areas of life, plus additional tips to help readers deal with high-conflict people anywhere. 158 pp.

High Conflict People in Legal Disputes

High Conflict People in Legal Disputes
  • Author : Bill Eddy
  • Publisher : Unhooked Books
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2012-03
  • ISBN : 9781936268009

High Conflict People in Legal Disputes Book Review:

An easy and practical book for legal professionals or anyone else disputing with someone with a high-conflict personality.

Group Therapy for High-Conflict Divorce

Group Therapy for High-Conflict Divorce
  • Author : Margreet Visser,Justine van Lawick
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2021-03-31
  • ISBN : 9780429657016

Group Therapy for High-Conflict Divorce Book Review:

The "No Kids in the Middle" (Kinderen uit de Knel) intervention programme addresses high-conflict divorce through a multi-family approach. This first English language edition contains descriptions of the therapeutic sessions, references to a homework book (van der Est et al., in press) for parents and their network, along with extra information about the theoretical foundations of the programme. The book starts with theoretical foundations and a summary of the scientific research behind the methodology before moving on to focus on the methodology of the intervention programme per session, with detailed descriptions of each therapeutic session. Through these session descriptions, the authors demonstrate how the theory of the methodology can be put into practice within a group setting. The methodology is also conveyed in such a way that the key pillars and themes are clear, with a best-practice framework clearly demonstrated. Yet at the same time, the authors leave room for customization depending on the actual clients and therapists, and for this framework to be built upon further. With this programme now practiced and studied throughout Europe, Group Therapy for High-Conflict Divorce and it’s methodology will act as a living framework to help continuously improve practice and research among professional therapists, while also appealing to social workers and legal professionals.

Conflict Resolution for Couples

Conflict Resolution for Couples
  • Author : Paul R. Shaffer
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Pages : 202
  • Relase : 2014-09-10
  • ISBN : 9781496936158

Conflict Resolution for Couples Book Review:

The "Just the Tools" edition of "Conflict Resolution for Couples" is an abbreviated version of Paul Shaffer's first book, "Conflict Resolution for Couples" - originally published in 2005, and then re-published in 2011. This leaner edition "cuts to the chase" of couple's conflict resolution, without the foundational and special population sections that made the original book a much meatier but time-consuming work. "Just the Tools", while a stand-alone title, also serves as a companion book to Paul's "Top 10 Marriage Essentials" published in 2014 (and the "Top 10 Dating Essentials" projected for 2015). It retains the same comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and logical progression found in the original. This book consists of essentially two parts: Part I is about the tools for resolution. It presents a model for managing conflict and itemizes 26 guidelines (the ABC's of conflict resolution) for identifying, validating, processing and resolving issues. Part II discusses strategies for change. It focuses on initiating and maintaining change, understanding lack of change, and healthy routines to support lasting change.

The Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder

The Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Author : Alan Fruzzetti
  • Publisher : New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2012-03
  • ISBN : 1608820408

The Family Guide to Borderline Personality Disorder Book Review:

A psychology professor and expert in dialectical behavior therapy offers help to family members having difficulty interacting with someone suffering from borderline personality disorder by developing emotion regulation skills and learning how to draw personal boundaries. Original.

Communication Miracles for Couples

Communication Miracles for Couples
  • Author : Jonathan Robinson
  • Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 2012-08-23
  • ISBN : 9781609257989

Communication Miracles for Couples Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller! ─ Restore Your Relationship, Enhance Your Marriage Cultivate effective communication and a lasting relationship. Communication Miracles for Couples by psychotherapist, popular professional speaker, and bestselling author Jonathan Robinson has helped hundreds of thousands of couples repair their relationships and their marriages. Continuously in print since 1997, Communication Miracles for Couples has sold over 100,000 copies. Whether you are looking to enhance your relationship or want to resolve existing conflict, successful techniques taught by Jonathan Robinson can help you develop effective communication and a lasting relationship with a spouse or partner. Honeymoon gift, anniversary gift, or just a gift for him or her. Create lasting harmony and keep love alive with Jonathan Robinson's powerful and effective methods for relationship communication. He has reached over 250 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. Learn how to enhance your relationship by learning to communicate with less blame and more understanding. Find a deeper happiness in your relationship: • Feel totally loved • Never argue again • Have your partner really hear you • Repair broken trust If you have read books such as 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work─Anywhere; The 5 Love Languages; Mindful Relationship Habits; Communication in Marriage; or Couple Skills; you will love what Jonathan Robinson’s Communication Miracles for Couples does for your relationship.

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
  • Author : John Mordechai Gottman,Nan Silver
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 295
  • Relase : 2015-05-05
  • ISBN : 9780553447712

The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Book Review:

Drawing on groundbreaking research into the dynamics of healthy relationships, a study of the basic principles that make up a happy, long-lasting marriage shares easy-to-understand, helpful advice on how to cope with such issues as work, children, money, sex, and stress. 35,000 first printing. Tour.