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How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
David Richo. "Most people think of love as a feeling," says David Richo, "but love is not so much a feeling as a way of being present. " In this book, Richo offers a fresh perspective on love and relationships—one that focuses not on finding an ideal mate, but on becoming a more loving and realistic person...

Relationships: A Mess Worth Making
Relationships: A Mess Worth Making
Tim S. Lane. Hope for messy, conflict-ridden relationships. Your best friend is suddenly cool and distant. Your spouse can t stop complaining about your bad habits. Your son refuses to talk to you. What are you supposed to do? Plans A, B, and C might be to shut down, lash out, or get out...

Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work
Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work
Matthew McKay PhD. Love takes work, but, when it comes to relationships, it pays to work smarter. Couple Skills, Second Edition, revised and updated from the therapist-recommended classic, will show you how to work smarter in your relationship...

The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
The Relationship Cure: A 5 Step Guide to Strengthening Your Marriage, Family, and Friendships
John Gottman. From the country’s foremost relationship expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. John M. Gottman comes a powerful, simple five-step program, based on twenty years of innovative research, for greatly improving all of the relationships in your life—with spouses and lovers, children, siblings,...

Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner
Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner
Phillip C. McGraw. Now in paperback! "The #1 self-help book for 2000" (USA Today) and the #1 New York Times bestseller, with 1 million copies in print. After successfully helping hundreds of thousands of people take responsibility for their own actions, Dr...

Relationships 101 (101 Series)
Relationships 101 (101 Series)
John C. Maxwell. Great leadership is built on great relationships!Leadership is a relationship-intensive endeavor. If your people skills aren't strong, neither will be your leadership. "If people aren't following you," sums up New York Times and Business Week best-selling author Dr...

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts
Gary Chapman. - Over 11 million copies sold- #1 New York Times Bestseller for 8 years running- Now celebrating its 25th anniversary Simple ideas, lasting loveFalling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge...

When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships
When the Past Is Present: Healing the Emotional Wounds that Sabotage our Relationships
David Richo. In this book, psychotherapist David Richo explores how we replay the past in our present-day relationships—and how we can free ourselves from this destructive pattern. We all have a tendency to transfer potent feelings, needs, expectations, and beliefs from childhood or from former relationships onto...

The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition: How to recognize it and how to respond
The Verbally Abusive Relationship, Expanded Third Edition: How to recognize it and how to respond
Patricia Evans. In this fully expanded and updated third edition of the bestselling classic, you learn why verbal abuse is more widespread than ever, and how you can deal with it. You'll get more of the answers you need to recognize abuse when it happens, respond to abusers safely and appropriately, and most important,...

201 Relationship Questions: The Couple's Guide to Building Trust and Emotional Intimacy
201 Relationship Questions: The Couple's Guide to Building Trust and Emotional Intimacy
Barrie Davenport. Question Your Way to Lasting Love and Intimacy Wouldn’t it be great to have a relationship counselor on call to help you and your love partner have the most joyful, loving relationship possible? - What if you had someone who knew exactly what to ask to draw out your deepest desires and help you...

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Extraordinary Relationships
Michael S. Sorensen. What if making one tweak to your day-to-day conversations could immediately improve every relationship in your life? In this 3-hour, conversational read, you’ll discover the whats, whys, and hows of one of the most valuable (yet surprisingly little-known) communication skills—validation...

The Relationship Handbook
The Relationship Handbook
Dr. George Pransky Ph.D.. A simple guide to satisfying relationships.

The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
The Emotionally Abusive Relationship: How to Stop Being Abused and How to Stop Abusing
Beverly Engel. "Engel doesn't just describe-she shows us the way out. " -Susan Forward, author of Emotional Blackmail Praise for the emotionally abusive relationship "In this book, Beverly Engel clearly and with caring offers step-by-step strategies to stop emotional abuse...

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends
Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends
Bruce Fisher EdD. In print for thirty-five years, Rebuilding is the number one trusted resource on divorce recovery. Now, this classic self-help book is available in an updated fourth edition, featuring a new introduction by coauthor Robert Alberti...

The DNA of Relationships
The DNA of Relationships
Gary Smalley. “Life is relationships; the rest is just details. ” We are designed for relationships, yet they often bring us pain. In this paradigm-shifting book, Dr. Gary Smalley unravels the DNA of relationships: We are made for three great relationships―with God, others, and ourselves―and all relationships...

The Museum of Broken Relationships Olinka Vistica. "Leave[s] your heart feeling full and connected. "-- Frank Warren, PostSecret In the spirit of Humans of New York and PostSecret, MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS is a gorgeous gift book celebrating the objects that outlast love: a poignant, funny, sometimes bizarre and always delightful window into modern...

The Relationship Principles of Jesus Tom Holladay. What would you give to radically improve, even transform, what matters most in your relationships?How about forty days of your time?In forty days, bring new depth and health to your marriage, your family, and your friendships...

Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions Roberta M. Gilbert. Turn any Relationship into an Extraordinary Relationship "A refreshing alternative to common self-help approaches. " --Michael E. Kerr, M. D. , Director, Georgetown Family Center, Washington, D. C. and coauthor with Dr...

The Relationship Fix: Dr. Jenn's 6-Step Guide to Improving Communication, Connection & Intimacy Dr. Jenn Mann. Relationships aren't easy, even the good ones.  If you are on the verge of a divorce or break-up, in a great relationship, but want to take it to the next level, or single and want to make sure your next relationship is better, this book is for you...

Communication Miracles for Couples: Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict Jonathan Robinson. Create lasting harmony and keep love alive with psychotherapist and bestselling author Jonathan Robinson's powerful and simple methods for effective couples' communication. For anyone who wants to enhance their relationship by learning to communicate with less blame and more understanding Communication...

The Emotionally Destructive Relationship: Seeing It, Stopping It, Surviving It Leslie Vernick. Leslie Vernick, counselor and social worker, has witnessed the devastating effects of emotional abuse. Many, including many in the church, have not addressed this form of destruction in families and relationships because it is difficult to talk about...

Whale Done!: The Power of Positive Relationships Kenneth Blanchard Ph.D.. A compendium of straightforward techniques on how to accentuate the positive and redirect the negative, increasing productivity at work and at home. - What do your people at work and your spouse and kids at home have in common with a five-ton killer whale? Probably a whole lot more than you think,...

I Love You But I Don't Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship Mira Kirshenbaum. Is my relationship worth saving? Will the trust ever come back? How can things be good between us again? - Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk...

Love, Sex and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship Neil Rosenthal. Nationwide #1 Best Seller and International #1 Best Seller Reignite the connection, strengthen your relationship, rekindle romance and keep the flame alive Love, Sex, and Staying Warm: Creating a Vital Relationship From relationship expert, marriage therapist and newspaper relationship advice columnist...

Relationships The School of Life. Love has a history and we ride – sometimes rather helplessly – on its currents. Since around 1750, we have been living in a highly distinctive era in the history of love that we can call Romanticism...

Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships: Healing the Wound of the Heart John Welwood. While most of us have moments of loving freely and openly, it is often hard to sustain this where it matters most—in our intimate relationships. Why, if love is so great and powerful, are human relationships so challenging and difficult? If love is the source of happiness and joy, why is it so hard...

Relationship Rules, 12 Strategies for Creating a Love That Lasts Janice Hoffman. Because of today's busy lifestyles, men and women realize relationships aren't easy. Relationship Rules is not about doing more, it is doing what you already do differently. Simply adjust what you are already doing in such a way that you can get the repsonse you're looking for in your partner...

Why You Do the Things You Do: The Secret to Healthy Relationships Tim Clinton. In this transformational book, the authors have used ground-breaking research to develop four primary patterns of relating to one another that shed light on our actions--and how we can learn to love and be loved even better...

Untangling Relationships Pat Springle. Untangling Relationships: A Christian Perspective on Codependency helps identify the painful effects of codependency, which can be defined as the compulsion to help everyone and to fix everything. Perhaps Untangling Relationships can help you as well...

Well Nourished: Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your Whole Self, and End Overeating Andrea Lieberstein. Many people use food to nourish themselves when what they are really hungry for is other forms of nourishment. What if we were living a life where we felt well-nourished emotionally, intellectually, physically, psychologically, spiritually, socially, and creatively? What if we were mindfully present...

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