Taming Marital Arguments: Breaking Out of the T.R.A.P. (New Horizons in Therapy) (Paperback)

Taming Marital Arguments: Breaking Out of the T.R.A.P. (New Horizons in Therapy) By Robert P. Rugel, Sandra L. Ceren (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Robert P. Rugel, Sandra L. Ceren (Foreword by)
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What happened since the honeymoon?
Are you mad at your partner all the time? Do you feel like your partner is selfish? Do innocent conversations suddenly escalate into arguments? Does your partner misinterpret what you say? Do you feel emotionally distant from your partner?
If you answered YES to any of the above questions, this book was written for you

For more than 40 years, Dr. Rugel has observed how quickly spouses feel disregarded in marriage and respond in a manner that upsets the partner. Their tranquil interactions then spiral into an unpleasant argument or into emotional distancing. Based on concepts from family systems theory, Dr. Rugel guides the reader through the process of recognizing and avoiding these destructive patterns, thus helping to bring the relationship back to harmony. In this book you will:

Learn why spouses get stuck in repetitive, useless arguments. Explore why your partner might perceive you as the enemy. Discover the behaviors that commonly threaten our partners. Determine what you need to work on to improve your marriage. Conquer your own defensive/self-protective tendencies. Recover the friend and lover your partner used to be.

Therapists' Praise for Taming Marital Arguments

"Dr. Rugel offers a thoughtful and practical approach to acknowledging, assessing, interrupting, and redirecting destructive patterns of marital communication while honoring the dignity of the individual by respecting past life experiences which influence each partner's underlying beliefs, assumptions, and thought processes."
--Holli Kenley M.A. MFT, author, Breaking Through Betrayal: And Recovering The Peace Within

Get Your Ticket Back To Marital Bliss Learn more at www.BobRugel.com

From Loving Healing Press www.LovingHealing.com

FAM030000 Family and Relationships: Marriage
PSY041000 Psychology: Psychotherapy - Couples and Family
PSY010000 Psychology: Psychotherapy - Counseling

Product Details
ISBN: 9781615990191
ISBN-10: 1615990194
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: New Horizons in Therapy