|About the Book|
For any healthy individual or couple experiencing a difficult, problematic or less than enjoyable loving relationship in todays crazy world (and who hasnt?) - this book is perfect for you. The primary focus is on mutual (us, we, and me andMoreFor any healthy individual or couple experiencing a difficult, problematic or less than enjoyable loving relationship in todays crazy world (and who hasnt?) - this book is perfect for you. The primary focus is on mutual (us, we, and me and you) issues pertinent to loving relationships - the couple and their relationship. Using case vignettes from the authors clinical experiences as psychologists, the first 14 chapters address the loving relationship topics of Love, Loving, Our Pasts, Relationship Analysis, Congruence and Balance, Outside Factors and Features, Other People, Needs and Wants, Expectations and Dependence, Boundaries and Control, Lifestyles, Monetary and Equity Issues, and Problems, and Relationship Skills. The last three chapters of this book address where to look for more help when serious situations arise: Seeing a Professional Counsellor, Therapist or Family Mediator, How a Professional Counsellor or Therapist Can be Helpful to You, and Some Suggestions About Getting Help from a Professional. The book is very reader-friendly, simplistic, solution-focused and down to earth, and also includes 39 Figures from their case files that graphically display the issues and helpful recommendations. The books authors, with many years of experience as psychologists, professors and scholars, conceptualise loving relationships and improving them as representing developmental processes that are best seen as a kind of ongoing and ever-evolving dance between two individuals - relationships are not events! Reading this book will contribute to, enrich and enhance any individuals or couples developmental processes - and especially themselves and their relationship.