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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...

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...

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...

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 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,...

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...

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...

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,...

The Relationship Principles of Jesus
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...

Relationships 101 (Maxwell, John C.)
Relationships 101 (Maxwell, John C.)
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 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 Relationship Handbook: A Simple Guide to Satisfying Relationships - Anniversary Edition
The Relationship Handbook: A Simple Guide to Satisfying Relationships - Anniversary Edition
Dr. George Pransky Ph.D.. Unlike most relationship counselors, Dr. Pransky doesn't recommend "working" on a relationship. In this book he challenges everything you thought you knew about how to be happy with your partner. Each chapter exposes a popular, but destructive, misconception about relationships and provides a new...

Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society
Marriages, Families, and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society
Mary Ann Lamanna. This best-selling text on marriages, families, and relationships combines an authoritative, yet applied approach with a theme that is especially relevant today: making choices in a diverse society. A balance of various theoretical perspectives along with many examples helps readers understand how people...

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...

Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions
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 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 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 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...

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 Lasting Relationships: God's Prescription for Enhancing Your Love Life Chip Ingram. Discover the secret to love that lasts. Bestselling author and radio host offers life-changing biblical wisdom to help readers build enduring relationships of love and intimacy.

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

When Depression Hurts Your Relationship: How to Regain Intimacy and Reconnect with Your Partner When You’re Depressed Shannon Kolakowski PsyD. When you are feeling depressed, having a loving, supportive relationship with your partner can help you in your path towards healing and creating a happier life. But often depression interferes with your relationship, distancing you from your partner during your time of need...

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...

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,...

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...

Relationship Breakthrough Cloe Madanes. Everyone faces the challenges of making relationships work. Whether with spouses, family members, friends, lovers, or colleagues, relationships have the power to make one feel happy, frustrated, or miserable...

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...

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book Don Miguel Ruiz. In The Mastery of Love, don Miguel Ruiz illuminates the fear-based beliefs and assumptions that undermine love and lead to suffering and drama in our relationships. Using insightful stories to bring his message to life, Ruiz shows us how to heal our emotional wounds, recover the freedom and joy that...

Understanding Men: Know What He's Really Thinking, Show Him You're The One, Why Men Pull Away, Why He's Afraid To Commit & How To Read Him Like A Book (Relationship and Dating Advice for Women 1) Alex Altman. Learn Secrets About How Men Think, What Their Words & Actions Really Mean That Most Women Will Never Know - It's time to learn the secrets about how men think and how to be that women he'll never want to let go...

The Power of a Positive No: Save The Deal Save The Relationship and Still Say No William Ury. No is perhaps the most important and certainly the most powerful word in the language. Every day we find ourselves in situations where we need to say No–to people at work, at home, and in our communities–because No is the word we must use to protect ourselves and to stand up for everything and everyone...

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