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Men are from Mars, women are from Venus : the classic guide to understanding the opposite sex / by Gray, John,1951-;
Illustrates common conflicts between men and women and offers advice on how to counteract differences in communication styles, emotional needs, and behavior.
Subjects: Marriage.; Communication in marriage.; Interpersonal relations.;
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The 80/80 marriage : a new model for a happier, stronger relationship / by Klemp, Nathaniel J.,1979-author.; Klemp, Kaley,author.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-218).Introduction -- Exploring the three models of marriage. 80/20 : where we were ; 50/50 : where we are now ; 80/80 : where we want to go next -- Cultivating a new mindset. Radical generosity : the 80/80 mindset ; Contribution : what you do ; Appreciation : what you see ; Revealing : what you say -- Building a new structure. Shared success : the 80/80 structure ; Roles : who does what? ; Priorities : what's your yes? ; Boundaries : what's your no? ; Power : who's in control ; Sex : orgasmic altruism -- Living the 80/80 marriage. Resistance : the reluctant partner ; Rituals : the 5 essential habits of the 80/80 marriage -- Epilogue.The Klemp's work as mindfulness and leadership experts often fell to the wayside when they came home in the evening, only to end up fighting about fairness in their marriage. They believed in a model where each partner contributed equally and fairness ruled, but, in reality, they were finding that balance near impossible to achieve. They developed the idea of the 80/80 marriage, a new model for balancing career, family, and love, one that pushes couples beyond the limited idea of "fairness" toward a new model grounded on radical generosity and shared success. Their book provides practical, powerful solutions to transform your relationship and open up space for greater love and connection. -- adapted from jacket
Subjects: Marriage.; Married people; Intimacy (Psychology); Communication in marriage.;
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You just don't understand : women and men in conversation / by Tannen, Deborah.;
Includes bibliographical references (p. [310]-330) and index.
Subjects: Communication in marriage.; Interpersonal communication.; Sex differences (Psychology); Communication; Interpersonal Relations; Marriage; Sex Factors;
© c1990., Morrow,
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The healthy divorce : keys to ending your marriage while preserving your emotional well-being / by Gold, Lois.;
Includes bibliographical references and index.A new way : new divorce rituals -- New roles, new rules : the relationship between divorcing spouses : myths and realities -- The emotions of ending a marriage -- The seven keys to a healthy divorce -- Healing -- Helping children -- Parenting plans : transitions to an unmarried family -- Parenting as a lasting partnership : the working relationship -- How to talk so your spouse will listen -- Diagnose the dispute : what is this fight really about? -- Getting ready to negotiate -- Win-win negotiation strategies -- Working toward a settlement -- Mediation -- Lawyers and the legal process : what to expect and how to reduce the escalation of conflict -- Conflicts after divorce : are you emotionally divorced? -- Difficult spouses/difficult ex's : be part of the solution instead of the problem -- Moving toward the light.
Subjects: Divorce; Communication in divorce mediation.;
© c2009., Sphinx Pub.,
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Talking to children about divorce : a parent's guide to healthy communication at each stage of divorce / by McBride, Jean.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-139) and index.A letter to parents -- Developing healthy communication habits -- Getting kids to open up -- Preparing for the talk -- Having the talk -- Children's reactions and worries -- Answering your child's tough questions -- Responding to sticky situations -- Looking forward.Marriage and family therapist Jean McBride has helped over 20,000 families navigate divorce. Now she shares her expertise with an in-depth guide to discussing divorce with your kids so you can support your child's adjustment throughout the entire divorce process. In Talking to Children About Divorce, Jean McBride provides you with the tools and encouragement to effectively communicate with your child about divorce.
Subjects: Children of divorced parents.; Divorce.;
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Psychology applied to modern life : adjustment in the 21st century / by Weiten, Wayne,1950-author.; Dunn, Dana.author.; Hammer, Elizabeth Yost,author.;
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.Adjusting to modern life -- Theories of personality -- Stress and its effects -- Coping processes -- Psychology and physical health -- The self -- Social thinking and social influence -- Interpersonal communication -- Friendship and love -- Marriage and the family -- Gender and behavior -- Development and expression of sexuality -- Careers and work -- Psychological disorders -- Psychotherapy -- Positive psychology.Filled with coverage of classic and contemporary research, relevant examples, and engaging applications, this text shows students how psychology helps them understand themselves and the world - and uses psychological principles to illuminate the variety of opportunities they have in their lives and their future careers.
Subjects: Adjustment (Psychology); Interpersonal relations; Adulthood; Self-help techniques;
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Two people / by Milne, A. A.(Alan Alexander),1882-1956.;
"Two People" [is] an exploration of marriage between a couple (based on the Milnes) which adore each other but do not always connect intellectually or communicate effectively. Reginald Wellard has just - to his surprise - written a novel ("Bindweed") and - to his greater surprise - it is becoming very popular. His lovely and young wife Sylvia is supportive ("Of coruse you wrote a novel, darling....
Subjects: Domestic fiction, English.; Husbands; Husband and wife; Marriage;
© , Amereon House.
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Surprise me : a novel / by Kinsella, Sophie.;
"After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have all the trimmings of a happy life and marriage; they have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. However, a trip to the doctor projects they will live another 68 years together and panic sets in. They never expected "until death do us part" to mean seven decades. In the name of marriage survival, they quickly concoct a plan to keep their relationship fresh and exciting: they will create little surprises for each other so that their (extended) years together will never become boring. But in their pursuit to execute Project Surprise Me, mishaps arise and secrets are uncovered that start to threaten the very foundation of their unshakable bond. When a scandal from the past is revealed that question some important untold truths, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all. With a colorful, eccentric cast of characters, razor-sharp observations, and her signature wit and charm, Sophie Kinsella crafts a humorous, yet thoughtful portrait of a marriage and shines a light on the danger of not looking past the many layers of the ones you love to discover how infinitely fascinating--and surprising--they truly are"--
Subjects: Chick lit.; Humorous fiction.; Domestic fiction.; Married people; Marriage; Longevity; Family secrets; Man-woman relationships; Relationship quality;
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Snow flower and the secret fan / [electronic resource] : by See, Lisa.;
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Lisa See's Peony in Love. Lily is haunted by memories--of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. In nineteenth-century China, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu ("women's writing"). Some girls were paired with laotongs, "old sames," in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives. They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, and composed stories, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and accomplishments. With the arrival of a silk fan on which Snow Flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become "old sames" at the tender age of seven. As the years pass, through famine and rebellion, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, loneliness, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive. But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. With the period detail and deep resonance of Memoirs of a Geisha, this lyrical and emotionally charged novel delves into one of the most mysterious of human relationships: female friendship.Electronic reproduction.
Subjects: Electronic books.; Fiction.; Historical Fiction.; Literature.;
© 2005.,
On-line resources: http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=130119&titleID=69113 -- Click to access digital title in OverDrive.;
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The optimist's guide to divorce : how to get through your breakup and create a new life you love / by Riss, Suzanne.; Sockwell, Jill,author.;
"Close to 50 percent of marriages in America fail, leading to about 1.5 million divorces a year. But for Suzanne Riss and Jill Sockwell, who've been there and done that, there's no comfort in statics, only community. Community is the one thing that can turn the shattering experience of divorce into a tolerable one-and, finally, a positive one. And community is what the authors offer in their inspiring and brilliantly helpful book, The Optimist's Guide to Divorce. This is the girlfriend-to-girlfriend guide that belongs in the hands of every one of those 1.5 million divorcing women. It's the book that draws on real women's experiences-not only the authors' but ten other women from the support group the authors started who all share their stories, insights, and wisdom. It's the book that gets into the trenches at the beginning of the process, in the section called Deal, which focuses on what readers need to know right away - including how to tell the kids, confront the financial issues, figure out where to live, find legal help, and emotionally get through the day. From there it moves to Heal, which helps readers work through their anger, loss, and sadness and develop an action plan for the future. And, finally, Reveal, when it's time to celebrate the hard work and a new, stronger self. Because-in the succinct words of the book's underlying promise-the best time to find yourself is after losing him. Direct, warm, friendly, humorous, it's the book that will get every reader into a better relationship with the one person she'll be with for the rest of her life-herself"--"I don't" -- The kids: handle with care -- Law & disorder -- Temporary chao$ -- Place to call home -- The ex files: communicating 101 -- Your ex and the warm body replacement -- The golden key: acceptance -- It's an inside job -- Finding peace of mind -- Your TLC action plan -- Write your own happy ending -- Guide to gorgeous -- Happily ever after ... with yourself -- Socializing again: the scarlet D -- Drinks @ 8; time to date -- Create your own community.
Subjects: Life skills guides.; Divorce.; Divorce; Divorced women;
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