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Improve Your Relationship For Dummies

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By (author) Paula Hall

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 186mm x 230mm x 24mm | 680g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Chichester
  • ISBN 10: 0470684720
  • ISBN 13: 9780470684726
  • Sales rank: 470,710

Product description

This is the guide to being happy with your partner. Whether you want to work through tiresome niggles, iron out potential issues before taking the next step, or simply fortify your partnership against the daily ups and downs, this relationship manual provides all the expert advice and support you need. Packed with key information on managing change, successful cohabitation, overcoming jealousy, and igniting passion, and including worksheets designed to get you and your partner thinking and working together, this is your passport to a loving, communicative relationship that's set to last.

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Author information

Paula Hall is a registered sexual and relationship psychotherapist with UKCP. She is a Relate-trained couple's counsellor and psychosexual therapist, currently working in private practice. Paula is also a member of the Relate media team and regularly comments on relationship issues in the national news, on the radio and in various publications.

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“A must for any couple, hilarious, helpful, essential, buy it." (FemaleFirst.co.uk and MaleXtra.com, February 2010). 'Hall finds ways to help unhappy couples reconnect again.' (The Guardian, March 2010). '...jam-packed with exciting chapters ranging from tips on turning up the sexual thermostat to overcoming day-to-day grumbles...an essential read.' (Healthy, May 2010).

Table of contents

Introduction 1 Part I: Preparing for Relationship Change 7 Chapter 1: Understanding the Economics of Love 9 Chapter 2: Doing a Relationship Inventory 23 Chapter 3: Developing the Ground Rules for a Successful Relationship 43 Part II: Boosting Your Relationship 63 Chapter 4: Prioritising Your Relationship 65 Chapter 5: Doing Oodles of Romantic Stuff 83 Chapter 6: Understanding the Essentials of Sex 99 Chapter 7: Turning Up the Sexual Thermostat 125 Part III: Improving Communication and Resolving Conflict 141 Chapter 8: Establishing the Rules of Effective Communication 143 Chapter 9: Settling Disagreements 161 Chapter 10: Breaking the Argument Cycle177 Part IV: Working Through Relationship Issues 191 Chapter 11: Overcoming Day-to-Day Grumbles 193 Chapter 12: Handling the Bigger Diffi culties 215 Chapter 13: Managing Major Life Changes 237 Chapter 14: Surviving an Affair 263 Chapter 15: Recognising That It's Over 289 Part V: The Part of Tens 305 Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Ignite Passion 307 Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Talking Together 313 Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Avoid a Row 319 Chapter 19: Ten Great Expectations for Couples 325 Appendix: Relationship Resources 331 Index 335