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Couple skills : making your relationship work

Author: Matthew McKay; Patrick Fanning; Kim Paleg
Publisher: Oakland, CA : New Harbinger, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Couple Skills will show you how to work smarter in your relationship. You'll learn to improve communication, cope better with problems, and resolve conflicts with the one you love in healthy and creative ways. Each chapter teaches you an essential skill that supports greater relationship satisfaction and deeper intimacy.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew McKay; Patrick Fanning; Kim Paleg
ISBN: 157224481X 9781572244818
OCLC Number: 71286695
Description: iv, 316 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Basic skills. Listening. Expressing feelings and scripting needs. Reciprocal reinforcement --
Advanced skills. Clean communication. Identifying and changing cognitive distortions. Negotiation. Problem solving --
Anger and conflict. Assessing and changing aversive strategies. Coping with anger. Coping with an angry partner. Time-out --
Understanding and changing what goes wrong. Identifying schemas about your partner. Old tapes : separating your partner from your parents. Coping with your defenses. Identifying your couple system. Intervening in your system. Expectations and rules. Acceptance and commitment for couples.
Responsibility: Matthew McKay, Patrick Fanning, Kim Paleg.
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Matthew McKay's and Patrick Fanning's self-help books have already sold more than 600,000 copies. Now, the popular authors teach the communication skills couples need to build happy, intimate,  Read more...

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