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How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It

By Patricia Love, Ed.D.,Steven Stosny, PH.D
  • ISBN Code: : 0307496023
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Men are right. The “relationship talk” does not help. Dr. Patricia Love’s and Dr. Steven Stosny’s How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It reveals the stunning truth about marital happiness: Love is not about better communication. It's about connection. You'll never get a closer relationship with your man by talking to him like you talk to one of your girlfriends. Male emotions are like women's sexuality: you can't be too direct too quickly. There are four ways to connect with a man:touch, activity, sex, routines. Men want closer marriages just as much as women do,but not if they has to act like a woman. Talking makes women move closer; it makes men move away. The secret of the silent male is this: his wife supplies the meaning in his life. The stunning truth about love is that talking doesn’t help. Have you ever had this conversation with your spouse? Wife: “Honey, we need to talk about us.” Husband: “Do we have to?” Drs. Patricia Love and Steven Stosny have studied this all-too-familiar dynamic between men and women and have reached a truly shocking conclusion. Even with the best of intentions, talking about your relationship doesn’t bring you together, and it will eventually drive you apart. The reason for this is that underneath most couples’ fights, there is a biological difference at work. A woman’s vulnerability to fear and anxiety makes her draw closer, while a man’s subtle sensitivity to shame makes him pull away in response. This is why so many married couples fall into the archetypal roles of nagging wife/stonewalling husband, and why improving a marriage can’t happen through words. How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It teaches couples how to get closer in ways that don’t require “trying to turn a man into a woman.” Rich in stories of couples who have turned their marriages around, and full of practical advice about the behaviors that make and break marriages, this essential guide will help couples find love beyond words.

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  • Pdf File: sex-family-and-the-culture-wars.pdf

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Extraordinary social and moral shifts have taken place in Western societies. Sex is no longer the exclusive province of husband and wife set within monogamous married family life. The world is awash in sex: advertising, books, magazines, movies, sex clubs, internet pornography, etc. Parents, traditionally responsible for guiding their children’s moral and social development, have been effectively sidelined by commercial and governmental interests. This volume pursues a detailed study of how changes in social life dating from the sexual revolution of the 1960s have affected the family. Cherry shows that attempts to redefine the family away from the marital union of husband and wife come with real costs: social, emotional, psychological, and financial. He argues that while political campaigns have fueled attempts to undermine the traditional family, to pretend it possesses no basic biological, social, or moral reality, such ideologically driven undertakings are injurious to society. Acting as if there are no consequential differences between traditional marriage and other sexual lifestyles ignores significant data demonstrating the importance of the traditional biological family to the well-being of men and women, and the successful raising of children. The family possesses a biological and moral being that is foundational; an essential building block of society. Cherry argues that the family is the most incontrovertible field of conflict in the culture wars; others might conclude that it is the decisive battleground.

Stress, Social Support, And Women

By Stevan E. Hobfoll
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317770595
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 568
  • Pdf File: stress-social-support-and-women.pdf

Book Short Summary:

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New Horizon in Male-Female Relationships

By David Samuel Green
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1608994287
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 588
  • Pdf File: new-horizon-in-male-female-relationships.pdf

Book Short Summary:

New Horizon in Male-Female Relationships attempts to break new ground in the discourse on gender equality, love, happiness, and marriage. Author David Samuel Green succeeds admirably and wastes no time in tracing the evolution of human relationships. But he also puts forward new theories regarding the state of relations between males and females across the globe, including married couples.What Green's new book further accomplishes lies in its no-holds-barred exploration of matters of the heart. Specifically, the author examines methods we can employ to eliminate problems that tend to hamper our relationships, and shows us how best to get the most out of our unions, with emphasis on how "product thinking" and "egalitarianism" assist remarkably.Besides offering solutions for troubled marriages and other relationships, the book also extols several concepts that go hand in hand with love and happiness. At the same time, it becomes clear that if we want our unions and partnerships to work, we have to bring the right attitude to the table. After all, as we learn, the ingredients for a successful relationship must include compassion, forgiveness, and understanding.

The Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships

By Ellen S. Berscheid,Pamela C. Regan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Book Code : 1317345029
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 492
  • Pdf File: the-psychology-of-interpersonal-relationships.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This textbook provides an integrated and organized foundation for students seeking a brief but comprehensive introduction to the field of relationship science. It emphasizes the relationship field's intellectual themes, roots, and milestones; discusses its key constructs and their conceptualizations; describes its methodologies and classic studies; and, most important, presents the theories that have guided relationship scholars and produced the field's major research themes.

The Second Half of Marriage

By David and Claudia Arp
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310863937
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 758
  • Pdf File: the-second-half-of-marriage.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Your children are gone or leaving soon. It's time to focus once again on your own future and especially on your marriage. What's in store for the second half? David and Claudia Arp provide answers and practical help in this groundbreaking book. Drawing on their national survey of hundreds of "second-half" couples, the Arps reveal eight marital challenges every long-term marriage faces, and they offer strategies and exercises for meeting each of them. The Second Half of Marriage will challenge you to create a vision for the rest of your life together -- and inspire you to make that vision a reality.

Living Well on the Spectrum

By Valerie L. Gaus
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Guilford Press
  • Book Code : 9781609180508
  • Total of Pages : 383
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 961
  • Pdf File: living-well-on-the-spectrum.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Navigating the "neurotypical" world with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism (AS/HFA) can be extremely stressful. But by understanding the specific ways your brain works differently--and how to tap into your personal strengths--you can greatly enhance your well-being. In this wise and practical book, experienced therapist Valerie L. Gaus helps you identify goals that will make your life better and take concrete steps to achieve them. Grounded in psychological science, the techniques in this book help you: *Learn the unspoken rules of social situations.*Improve your communication skills.*Get organized at home and at work.*Manage anxiety and depression.*Strengthen your relationships with family and friends.*Live more successfully on your own or with others. A wealth of stories, questionnaires, worksheets, and concrete examples help you find personalized solutions to problems you are likely to encounter. You can download and print additional copies of the worksheets for repeated use. Of special note, the Introduction was updated in 2017 with the latest information on how autism spectrum disorder is defined in DSM-5. Finally, a compassionate, knowledgeable, positive guide to living well on the spectrum.

When Sex Hurts

By Andrew Goldstein,Caroline Pukall,Irwin Goldstein
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Da Capo Lifelong Books
  • Book Code : 0738214485
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 816
  • Pdf File: when-sex-hurts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For the 20 million women who suffer from painful intercourse: the first book to address the multiple causes and the available treatments. Painful sex is a condition that causes embarrassment and silence -- often going undiscussed or misdiagnosed; as many as 40 percent of women who suffer from it won't seek medical care. And most medical professionals are still in the dark when it comes to women's sexual pain. Now, three leading experts tackle the stereotypes, myths, and realities of sexual pain in this easy-to-understand, accessible guide that will help you get the help you need and deserve. Drs. Goldstein, Pukall, and Goldstein offer answers to your most pressing questions, as well as: Up-to-date information on the more than 20 causes of sexual pain How to choose the right doctor -- and how to interpret your doctor's lingo Valuable tips for understanding sexual pain, and what can be done about it How to rebuild sexual intimacy once the pain is gone Featuring groundbreaking research and stories from women who've also suffered -- and recovered -- When Sex Hurts provides all of the tools you need to stop hurting and start healing.

Black Love Who Stole the Soul?

By O’dera Ayodele
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1546245464
  • Total of Pages : 226
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: black-love-who-stole-the-soul.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In search of Identity explores the origins of the Black race clarifying the true identity of our people. The book uncovers the circular journey of a people who are doomed to repeat enslavement or ultimate destruction if they do not awaken to the truths about themselves. The author has always since childhood had a interest in the Whys of racism. Putting life aside to self- reach knowledge to find the truth of Why does racism exist? Its time to remove the blinders. This book has You Tube references so the reader can better understand the topics addressed. This book is highly recommended for teenagers because the educational system does not address Black history and religion in the proper context.

Intimate Relationships Across the Lifespan: Formation, Development, Enrichment, and Maintenance

By Abdul Khaleque Ph.D.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440861412
  • Total of Pages : 428
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 175
  • Pdf File: intimate-relationships-across-the-lifespan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This comprehensive research-based book is a next-generation study of intimate relationships that explores implications for health and well-being across cultures, genders, and traditional as well as non-traditional relationships. • Explores intimate relationships across ages, cultures, traditional and non-traditional relationships • Details the effects of intimate relationships on health, well-being, and quality of life • Describes research tools and methods for assessing relationships • Explains intervention strategies for relationship problems

Sex Outside the Lines

By Chris Donaghue
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Book Code : 1940363888
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 645
  • Pdf File: sex-outside-the-lines.pdf

Book Short Summary:

It's socially acceptable to spend a day watching sports or sitcoms, but it's shameful and embarrassing to admit to the same about erotic media. Why is it that sex is so often deemed "inappropriate" and considered something we must keep private or even ignore? Our culture is afraid of sex. We feel the need to label what is normal and what isn't, and as a result, we live in a relational and sexually unhealthy culture. In reality, far more harm is caused by labeling sexual expression as "obscene" than by celebrating it. In Sex Outside the Lines: Authentic Sexuality in a Sexually Dysfunctional Culture, Chris Donaghue, PhD, explores and challenges the negative ideals that have warped society's view of sex. Sex Outside the Lines is not a dogmatic rule book, but a valuable guide to help you on your journey to sexual self-discovery and, most important, self-acceptance. Donaghue encourages you to not only explore your capacity for pleasure, but to be proud of it and to take a look at how you could be living. In his years of training in sex and couples therapy, Donaghue has developed highly successful methods for freeing clients from sexual hang-ups, enabling them to let go of shame and embarrassment. The goal isn't to be "normal"—there is no such thing. Donaghue pulls apart cultural phobias with a sex-positive therapy practice, as well as a kind of sexual deprograming that helps people see and accept that the desires they have—even if they don't align with society's expectations—are actually natural, healthy, and part of having a great sex life. Sex Outside the Lines addresses our diversity, challenges conventional psychiatric wisdom as classifying perfectly normal behavior as disorders, and disregards conventional advice from leading experts. It isn't advocating a "liberal" approach to modern concepts—it is seeking to redefine them altogether.

The Exceptional Life

By Stephen Arterburn
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441259899
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 615
  • Pdf File: the-exceptional-life.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Host of the Number 1 Christian Talk Show Helps Readers Overcome Roadblocks to a Fulfilling Life Steven Arterburn, popular author, speaker, and radio host, shows readers what they need to give up in order to have God's best for their lives. After candidly sharing his give-up moment, he examines eight things that hold Christians back--including guilt and shame, resentment, ear, anger, and isolation. He then helps readers give up their lives to God, resulting in lives full of hope, love, trust, forgiveness, connection, community, and much more. Discussion questions are included for individual and small-group use.

Disability and Mobile Citizenship in Postsocialist Ukraine

By Sarah D. Phillips
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Book Code : 0253004861
  • Total of Pages : 318
  • Category : History
  • Members : 322
  • Pdf File: disability-and-mobile-citizenship-in-postsocialist-ukraine.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Sarah D. Phillips examines the struggles of disabled persons in Ukraine and the other former Soviet states to secure their rights during the tumultuous political, economic, and social reforms of the last two decades. Through participant observation and interviews with disabled Ukrainians across the social spectrum -- rights activists, politicians, students, workers, entrepreneurs, athletes, and others -- Phillips documents the creative strategies used by people on the margins of postsocialist societies to assert claims to "mobile citizenship." She draws on this rich ethnographic material to argue that public storytelling is a powerful means to expand notions of relatedness, kinship, and social responsibility, and which help shape a more tolerant and inclusive society.

Help! I'm a Parent!

By Jan Knight
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462057403
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 544
  • Pdf File: help-i-m-a-parent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The author has written parenting columns for over 16 years for a local newspaper in the fastest growing county in the South. She has also written for and hosted a parenting radio show. Parents and grandparents have requested a book of her columns for years. Now, rather than cutting them out and putting them on the refrigerator, you can carry it with you. Since she has written a weekly column for 16 years, more books will follow.