With more than 50% of marriages ending in divorce, it is essential to learn how to create and maintain a conscious relationship. So many of our relationships don't survive due to early childhood wounds that are carried into our adult relationships, then acted out in an effort to resolve conflicts from our families of origin. We choose our partners more often for unconscious reasons, not realizing that we hire them to give us the worst nightmare possible in order to resove our early conflicts-then we fire them for doing exactly what we hire them for. I Hate the Man I Love, brings our unconscious process into our conscious awareness so we can learn how to enjoy, appreciate and integrate the feeling of love and hate.
About the Author
Joan E. Childs, LCSW, has been a psychotherapist since 1978. Joan specializes in couple's therapy, known as Encounter-Centered Couple Therapy. In addition, she is an expert in Codependency, Inner Child Work, Original Pain Work and Second Stage Recovery. Affiliated with John Bradshaw Center in the United States. She is a highly acclaimed inspirational speaker and has appeared on many national television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show.
"Joan Childs is that rare and supernal writer whose own deep emotional insight illuminates the pages of her book with personal examinations of human connection-sometimes in strong, productive relationships sometimes at the depths of despair from broken ties, alienation, or the pain of affairs that have failed, been broken or have disintegrated." —Richard Cravatts, PhD, President Emeritus of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, author of Dispatches From the Campus War
"The author explores relationship conundrums I Hate The Man I Love, using tools and techniques to provide explicit resources to resolve conflict. I approach it as an adventure to be journeyed as opposed to a problem to be solved.Every woman can identify with the message. When shown the cover of the book, they respond with enthusiasm saying, "I want it!"" —Melanie Gorman, Your Tango