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Disarming the Critical Partner: How to End the Cycle of Criticism and Get the Love You Want

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ISBN13:

9781608820276

ISBN10:
1608820270
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
11/3/2011
Publisher(s):
New Harbinger Pubns Inc

Summary

In Disarming the Critical Partner, readers use a variety of assessments and checklists to assess the core #xEC;schemas,#xEE; or entrenched patterns, that drive their partners#xED; critical behavior. The book provides tools for identifying the schemas that attract readers into relationships with critical partners, and then clearly presents a variety of powerful schema therapy skills for reducing criticism, improving communication, and ending destructive relationship patterns.

Author Biography

Michelle Skeen, PsyD, maintains a private practice in San Francisco, CA, where she lives and works. Foreword writer Jeffrey Young, PhD, is founder of schema therapy and director of the Schema Therapy Institute of New York.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Understanding Your Critical Partnerp. 3
Identifying Your Partner's Schemap. 15
What Makes You Vulnerable to Criticism?p. 55
Uncovering Your Schemap. 71
Life Trapsp. 109
Alternative Coping Strategies Ip. 121
Alternative Coping Strategies IIp. 147
Conclusionp. 157
Referencesp. 159
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