Fighting for Your Marriage A Deluxe Revised Edition of the Classic Best-seller for Enhancing Marriage and Preventing Divorce

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-04-26
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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A major revision of the classic best-selling marriage enhancement and divorce prevention book includes up-to-date research, new tips and techniques Features a brand new DVD showing real couples learning how to improve their marriages.

The third edition of the best-selling classic on marriage enhancement and divorce prevention features the latest research and changes of heart in our culture and society.

New and revised, Fighting for Your Marriage is based on the widely acclaimed PREP (Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program) approach. Groundbreaking studies have found that couples can use the strategies of this approach to handle conflict more constructively, protect their happiness, and reduce the odds of breaking up.

-The book is based on more than twenty years of university research

-Explores how to apply the PREP approach to any marriage

-Shows couples how to talk more and fight less, deepen and protect their friendship, and keep the fun alive

-Reveals what it takes to have a more intimate, sensual relationship and how to clarify and act on priorities

The authors have included a wealth of techniques and down-to-earth guidance for all couples who seek to promote greater character and pleasure in their long-term relationships.

Author Biography

Howard J. Markman, Ph.D., is professor of psychology and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver.

Scott M. Stanley, Ph.D., is codirector of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver.

Susan L. Blumberg, Ph.D., is director of Interpersonal Communication Options in Denver, CO.

Table of Contents

Understanding the Risks on the Road to Lasting Love
Five Keys for a Great Relationship: PREP in a Nutshell
Destructive Patterns: Signs of Danger Ahead
Changing Roles, Changing Rules: Men and Women in Conflict
Teaming Up to Handle Conflict
When What You Heard Isn't What I Said: Understanding Filters in Communication
Talking Safely Without Fighting: The Speaker Listener Technique
Controlling the Home Fires: Handling Issues and Events Well
New Perspectives on Problems and Problem Solving
Keeping Conflict Under Control: Ground Rules for a Great Relationship
Enjoying Each Other
SafeHarbor: Preserving and Protecting Friendship
Being There: Supporting One Another in Life
Playing Together: How to Succeed in Fun Without Really Trying
Sense and Sensuality: Enhancing and Protecting Your Sex Life
Sacred Places: Core Beliefs and Spiritual Intimacy
Staying the Course
Why You Can't Always Get What You Want: Unraveling the Mysteries of Expectations
Forgiveness: Restoring Hope
Sticking, Stuck, or Stopped: On the Path to Commitment
Moving Forward
Getting More Help
Resources and Training
About the Authors
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A must for married/committed couples March 30, 2011
I read the original version of this book at the library and bought my own copy because it was so helpful. The book explains specific negative patterns that develop in marriages, and gives specific, workable techniques to really resolve conflict and strenthen the relationship. Issues such as validation, rebuilding trust, building effective communication patterns, and enhancing the fun in the relationship are covered. I highly recommend this book for anyone in a serious relationship and I wish I had found it long ago. It is easy to read with many specific examples and humorous touches.
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