Too Good To Leave Too Bad To Stay

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101128364
Size: 33.17 MB
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Mira Kirshenbaum (I Love You, But I Don't Trust You), an international bestselling author and world-renowned therapist, draws on years of counseling experience to lead readers through relationship ambivalence. A careful line of 36 questions and self-analysis techniques designed to get to the heart of relationship and marriage problems. This straightforward and practical advice is designed for newer and older relationships, and presents a plethora of information and experience in a clear, concise manner. .

When Good People Have Affairs

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429944700
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A world-renowned therapist, Mira Kirshenbaum has treated thousands of men and women caught in the powerful drama over what to do when an affair reaches into their emotional lives. Now, in When Good People Have Affairs, Kirshenbaum puts her unsurpassed experience into one clear, calming place. She gives readers everything they need to cut through the thickets of fear, hurt and confusion to find their ways to happier, more solid relationships with the person who's right for them. For example, Kirshenbaum identifies seventeen types of affairs, helping readers figure out which type they're in and what it means. Is it a: --"See-if" affair? --Ejector-seat affair? --Distraction affair? --Unmet-needs affair? --Panic affair? Kirshenbaum encourages honest answers to such questions as: --What am I missing in my marriage? --How do I decide between two people when it's like comparing an apple to an orange? --How do I decide to end my marriage, end my affair, or end them both? She leads readers through six easy-to-navigate steps that will take anyone from anxiety to clarity. When Good People Have Affairs will be a lifeline to any man or woman who feels caught between two lovers, and its insights are indispensable to anyone else touched by an affair.

Can Your Relationship Be Saved

Author: Michael S. Broder
Publisher: Impact Publishers
ISBN: 9781886230415
Size: 40.68 MB
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"The title of this book captures one of the most commonly explored issues that I have dealt with in my office over the past three decades as a practicing clinical psychologist." Thus begins Dr. Broder's wise and compassionate guide to assessing a faltering love relationship, and answering the fundamental question asked by the book's title. Broder addresses individuals and couples in marriages, or any other type of love relationship or romance -- long- or short-term, and of any sexual orientation. His 40-item "Can Your Relationship Be Saved?" Inventory asks the rights questions. But readers are not left there. The chapters that follow gently guide them in exploration of what is likely to happen if...? What if I go? What if I stay? Readers will find direction in answering those questions for themselves, and the information and strategies to help them act on their decisions. Can Your Relationship Be Saved? speaks--in a warm, unabashedly upbeat and optimistic manner--directly to the painful ambivalence that results when you are unable to determine how you really feel. Broder's guidance is packed with practical road maps and direction finders, avoiding glibness, cliches, pat answers or "someone else's value judgments that will rarely hold up for you in the end."

Contemplating Divorce

Author: Susan Pease Gadoua
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245247
Size: 52.82 MB
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Just as there are right and wrong reasons to marry, there are good and bad reasons to divorce. Some couples are quick to split because they are unwilling to devote the necessary effort to fixing their relationships or to understanding their partners, while others miss out on personal fulfillment by staying too long in unhealthy marriages. This insightful and practical guide, written by a therapist with nearly a decade of experience counseling those considering divorce, will help you evaluate your marriage to determine whether you should stay or go. Without bias toward or against the option of divorce, Contemplating Divorce includes helpful tools to guide you to the right decision. Use the tests and relationship evaluations to assess your level of fulfillment in your marriage Learn about the five types of needs happy marriages satisfy Find out how to fix 'problem areas' in your relationship Plan for the future, whether you decide to stay or move on This is a much-needed book. The anxiety in making a life-changing decision is sometimes overwhelming. It is of immense help to have a coach like Susan Pease Gadoua! -John Bradshaw, best-selling author of Homecoming and Creating Love Better than therapy! Pease Gadoua allows the reader who is contemplating any great change to process the pros and cons in the confines of his or her own heart and mind, leaving no chance for those on the fence to skip out on the truth. A must-read for any transition. -Joan Anderson, bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, An Unfinished Marriage, A Walk on the Beach, and The Second Journey Making an appointment to see a divorce lawyer doesn't mean that the person I am advising necessarily needs or wants a divorce. With Pease Gadoua's wise, thorough, and accessible book, Contemplating Divorce, at last there is a resource I can give to confused and unhappy clients who think the marriage may be over but can't decide whether the embers are truly dead or not. -Pauline H. Tesler, author of Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law An exceptional and outstanding book for all those considering making the life-altering decision to divorce. Pease Gadoua offers profound personal insight and practical guidance that empowers adults to find clarity, overcome hurdles, and make the best choices for the future of their relationships. I wholeheartedly recommend Contemplating Divorce to men and women alike. -Helene Taylor, Esq., president and founder of TheModernWomansDivorceGuide.com

I Love You But I Don T Trust You

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101560045
Size: 40.70 MB
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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. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged. In this complete guide, couples therapist Mira Kirshenbaum will also help you understand the stages by which trust strengthens when the rebuilding process is allowed to take place. And you will learn how the two of you can avoid the mistakes that prevent healing and discover how to feel secure with each other again.

Taking Space

Author: Robert J. Buchicchio
Publisher: CharLer Publishing
ISBN: 9780977456802
Size: 23.55 MB
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Helps couples use separation to learn, develop, and then recommit to their relationship with adjusted expectations, perspectives, skills, and a stronger sense of themselves. A step-by-step process pinpoints 10 essential tasks necessary to maneuver through what is most often a highly stressful experience.--From amazon.com.

How To Know When It S Time To Go

Author: Lawrence Birnbach
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781402766435
Size: 39.84 MB
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"Provides ten steps to help you examine how serious the problems are in your marriage, what you might try to do to improve it, and, if that's not possible, whether it's time to get serious about divorce"--Cover.

Our Love Is Too Good To Feel So Bad

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0380795779
Size: 35.52 MB
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Once the relationship was healthy. And now it's in trouble. Rather than working unproductively, feeling confused, and grasping for tired solutions that seem complicated and irrelevant, do something about it. This book will show you how to sort through all the pain and confusion in your relationship, put your finger on exactly what's been causing all your troubles, and find the precise way to eliminate them. Psychotherapist and bestselling author Mira Kirshenbaum has identified ten Love Killers that cause all the painful and mysterious problems couples get into. By answering simple questions, you'll be able to diagnose your individual case and identify the lover killer for your specific problems. For every love killer, there is a corresponding Love Builder -- a prescription tailor-made for your particular problem that can help heal your relationship. These solutions grew out of fourteen years of pioneering research into ways couples solve their problems, delving into every aspect of life together, from sex to money, from affection to conversatiion, from watching TV to planning for the future -- all based on what happens to real love between real people amid the stress and distraction of real life. If you're longing for the closeness and passion that once was yours, find out now what's wrong with your relationship, and exactly how to fix it -- and make your love better than ever.

Everything Happens For A Reason

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307238709
Size: 37.79 MB
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In each of our lives we are faced with events that seem inexplicable, unjust, even cruel—events that can shatter our perception of the world, our understanding of ourselves, and our faith in a higher power. Friends and family members often offer comfort with “Everything happens for a reason”—a simple, common phrase with an unbearably elusive meaning. In Everything Happens for a Reason, psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum helps us understand the principles behind this frequently used phrase and provides us with tools to grasp its true meaning. According to Kirshenbaum, there is significance to each of the events in our lives. We all can discover meaning in what has happened to us—seeing such occurrences as gifts, lessons, or opportunities that we might not have been able to get any other way. Building on more than twenty-five years of clinical research, Kirshenbaum has developed tests to help readers decode the confusing or unfortunate events in their lives and find solace and strength in the positive outcomes that exist. Kirshenbaum offers ten universal reasons for the tragedies in our lives, among them letting go of fear, radically accepting ourselves, becoming a truly good person, finding forgiveness, and discovering our mission. While coming to terms with unexpected loss and disappointment is never easy, Everything Happens for a Reason empowers readers to embrace the positive and comprehend the specific message that is larger and more powerful than their grief. From the Hardcover edition.

Is Your Relationship Worth Saving

Author: Julia B. Colwell
Publisher: Sounds True
ISBN: 1622035321
Size: 25.86 MB
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We know when our relationships aren't working. Yet, some problems are fixable—while others are not. Which are you working on? To help anyone feeling unsure about how to handle the challenges in their own intimate partnership, clinical psychologist Dr. Julia B. Colwell offers Is Your Relationship Worth Saving? In this free ebook, Dr. Colwell reveals a path to intimacy that allows for ongoing passion, creativity, celebration, and "big, big love." Learn more about: The telltale signs of a stuck relationship Speaking the unarguable truth—a breakthrough method for shifting from conflict and suffering to connection and flow The relationship between our emotions and our bodies Taking full responsibility for the entirety of our experience Reactive Brain versus Creative Brain Note: If you've found this ebook helpful, you might be interested in exploring The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship, new from Julia B. Colwell. Here, Dr. Colwell offers key tools and skill-building exercises for creating a lasting and loving relationship.