9780787952228

Empty Nesting : Reinventing Your Marriage When the Kids Leave Home

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  • ISBN13:

    9780787952228

  • ISBN10:

    0787952222

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-08-01
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

Fighting forYour Empty Nest-Marriage offers clear-cut instructions for dealing with one of the most difficult periods in any marriage. . .the transition period when the children leave home. Based on the Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP) and the results of a national survey of long-term married couples, this warm and helpful guide is brimming with practical suggestions and wisdom for learning to let-go of the kids and preserving the sense of commitment, love, partnership, sensuality and fun within a marriage.

Author Biography

DAVID H. ARP —marriage educators, authors, trainers, and seminar leaders—are the cofounders and codirectors of Marriage Alive International, Inc. They are authors of numerous books including the 1997 Gold Medallion Award book, The Second Half of Marriage (1996). SCOTT M. STANLEY Scott M. Stanley, Howard J. Markman, and Susan L. Blumberg developed the world famous Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). They are the coauthors of Fighting for Your Marriage, A Lasting Promise, Fighting for Your Jewish Marriage from Jossey-Bass.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Before You Begin: A Personal Note from David and Claudia Arp xiii
Part I: Understanding Your Empty Nest Marriage
Meet the Second Marriage of Your Marriage
1(20)
Letting Go and Moving On
21(20)
Becoming Partner Focused
41(18)
Part II: Handling Conflict in the Empty Nest
Communication and Conflict: Four Danger Signs
59(22)
Talking It Out: The Speaker-Listener Technique
81(24)
Getting Beneath the Surface: Issues Versus Events
105(26)
Problem Solving
131(28)
Ground Rules for Handling Conflict
159(24)
Part III: Dealing with Empty Nest Issues
When What We Want Isn't What We Get
183(20)
Applying the Glue of Commitment
203(22)
Core Beliefs and Developing Spiritual Intimacy
225(16)
Relating to Adult Children and Aging Parents
241(24)
Part IV: Feathering Your Own Empty Nest
Becoming Empty Nest Lovers
265(18)
Building Your Friendship
283(14)
Having Fun When the Nest Empties
297(14)
Keeping Your Relationship Strong
311(16)
Research References and Further Reading 327(6)
Finding a Counselor When You Need One 333(4)
Resources and Training 337(4)
Survey Results and Problem Rankings 341(2)
The Authors 343(2)
Index 345

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