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Change Your Marriage by Changing Yourself

Excerpted from Divorce Busting: A Step-by-Step Approach to Making Your Marriage Loving Again By Michele Weiner Davis Now that you understand some of the nuts and bolts of Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy, you are probably ready to roll up your sleeves and start making your marriage work. The good news is that the marriage-enriching techniques described in Chapters 4-8 do not require both partners' coordinated efforts. Your spouse doesn't have to read this book in order f

Leaving Him Behind

Excerpted from Leaving Him Behind: Cutting the Cord and Breaking Free After the Marriage Ends By Sandra S. Kahn Slowly, like a building tidal wave, the figures on divorce keep mounting. In the course of the eighties, we were first dismayed and then alarmed to learn that fully half of all marriages in the United States would end in divorce. As we begin the nineties, the dramatic and troubling truth is that this figure is unquestionably here to stay. 

The Warning Signs of a Relationship Headed For a Breakup

Excerpted from The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the Four Key Causes of Depression and Aggression By Jed Diamond, Ph.D. We all know of relationships in which the couple is forever fighting and unhappy. The heat is too high. Rather than warming, it burns. We also know couples who have given up on having a good relationship and have settled for one where they are physically together but emotionally distant. The cold is not refreshing; it freezes the flow of love and g

Divorce: Negotiating Your Parenting Agreement

Excerpted from Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life: A Reasoned, Practical Guide to the Legal, Emotional and Financial Ins and Outs of Negotiating a Divorce Se By Sam Margulies, Ph.D., J.D. Scheduled access to die children should provide an opportunity for them to share the lives of both parents. Special occasions and treats should occur with about the same regularity as in married families. Children should not come to expect special entertainment every time they


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Dealing with the Truth about Your Relationship

Excerpted from Obsessive Love : When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go By Susan Forward, Ph.D., Craig Buck We're about to build a bridge from your emotional vacation to the rest of your life. But in order for this bridge to carry you over the dark waters of obsessive love, you must be willing to take an honest look at your relationship-or lack thereof-and to deal squarely with what you find. I know how frightening this can be. I know how important it

The Divine Institution of Marriage

Excerpted from The Divorce Myth By J. Carl Laney Next to the days of my physical and spiritual births, June 5, 1971, remains the most significant day of my life. On that day in the presence of my friends and relatives I repeated these words: "I, Carl, take thee, Nancy, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to hold dear, till death do us


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