Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work

Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work

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By (author) Matthew McKay, By (author) Patrick Fanning, By (author) Kim Paleg

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  • Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
  • Format: Paperback | 304 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 16 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oakland, CA
  • ISBN 10: 157224481X
  • ISBN 13: 9781572244818
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: illustrations
  • Sales rank: 45,246

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Love takes work, but, when it comes to relationships, it pays to work smarter. This book, a revised and updated edition of a therapist-recommended classic, shows you how to work smarter in your relationship. This book helps you improve communication, cope better with problems, and resolve conflicts in healthy and creative ways. Each chapter teaches an essential skill, based on cognitive behavioral therapy, which can lead to greater happiness and deeper intimacy. New in this edition is a chapter on using acceptance skills, developed from the revolutionary new acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which help you learn to accept your partner without judgment and structure your relationship based on a consciously chosen set of core values.

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Matthew McKay, PhD, is a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook, Self-Esteem, Thoughts and Feelings, When Anger Hurts, and ACT on Life Not on Anger. He has also penned two fiction novels, Us and The Wawona Hotel. McKay received his PhD in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, and specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and depression. He lives and works in the Bay Area.