The Marriage Checkup : A Scientific Program for Sustaining and Strengthening Marital Health
The Marriage Checkup is designed to help couples assess the strengths and weaknesses of their relationship and to develop strategies for strengthening its health. Like physical health, the health of a relationship can be developed to greater levels of fitness and resilience to illness. Thus, even healthy couples can benefit from a marital health perspective by developing exercises for optimizing their health and fitness. This book primarily serves couples interested in improving the health of their relationship. Counselors and therapists may recommend that their couples-patients use the book. Additionally, the book may be of interest to professors of marriage and family counseling.
- Hardback | 286 pages
- 162 x 241 x 23mm | 594g
- 30 May 2009
- Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
- Northvale NJ, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Intimacy: Strength in Vulnerability Chapter 2 Emotion Skills in Marriage: Practicing Emotional Grace Chapter 3 Communication: Healthy Miscommunication Chapter 4 Mindfulness: Learning to Love in the Moment Chapter 5 Acceptance: God Grant Me the Serenity Chapter 6 Forgiveness and Repair: Grace, Generosity, and Compassion Chapter 7 Team Spirit/Marriage as a Spiritual Journey Chapter 8 Sexual Authenticity: Sharing the Sacred Chapter 9 Money: Spenders, Savers, and the Delicate Balance Chapter 10 Coparenting: Comrades in Arms Chapter 11 And the Courage to Change: Problem-Solving and Change Chapter 12 Attachment Styles: Establishing a Secure Base
Infused with the latest thinking and research on couples, The Marriage Checkup offers not just a thorough analysis of one?s relationship, but a gentle and caring guide to addressing its weaknesses and harnessing its strengthsssss -- Andrew Christensen, University of California, Los Angeles Follow the innovative, research-based program in this important new and exciting book and you can help improve your odds for relationship success by understanding your strengths and weaknesses and learning what to do about them. The author is one of the best young researchers in the couples field and one of the leaders in helping us understand the role of positive connections in a happy, healthy marriage. -- Howard J. Markman, PhD, co-author of Fighting for Your Marriage and co-founder of Love Your Relationship Couples Retreats Infused with the latest thinking and research on couples, The Marriage Checkup offers not just a thorough analysis of one's relationship, but a gentle and caring guide to addressing its weaknesses and harnessing its strengths -- Andrew Christensen, University of California, Los Angeles
About James V. Cordova
James V. C-rdova is associate professor of clinical psychology and director of clinical training at Clark University.