Improving Your Relationship For Dummies
1. Edition January 2010
2010. 376 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-68472-6 - John Wiley & Sons
E-Books are also available on all known E-Book shops.
Improving Your Relationship For Dummies is your essential guide to being happy with your partner. Whether you want to work through tiresome niggles, iron out potential issues before taking the next step, cope with serious problems, or simply fortify your partnership against the ups and downs of daily life, this reassuring relationship manual provides all the expert advice and practical support you need. Packed with key information on managing change, successful cohabitation, overcoming jealousy and igniting passion, and including worksheets designed to get you and your partner thinking and working together, this is your passport to a loving, communicative relationship that's set to last.
Improving Your Relationship For Dummies includes:
PART I - PREPARING FOR RELATIONSHIP CHANGE
Chapter 1 - Understanding the Economics of Love
Chapter 2 - Doing a Relationship Inventory
Chapter 3 - Developing the Ground Rules of a Successful Relationship
PART II - BOOSTING YOUR RELATIONSHIP
Chapter 4 - Prioritising Your Relationship
Chapter 5 - Doing Oodles of Soppy Stuff
Chapter 6 - The Essentials of Sex
Chapter 7 - Turning Up the Sexual Thermostat
PART III - IMPROVING COMMUNICATION AND RESOLVING CONFLICT
Chapter 8 -Establishing the Rules of Effective Communication
Chapter 9 - Resolving Conflict
Chapter 10 - Breaking the Argument Cycle
PART IV - WORKING THROUGH RELATIONSHIP ISSUES
Chapter 11 - Overcoming Day to Day Grumbles
Chapter 12 - Handling the Bigger Issues
Chapter 13 - Managing Major Life Changes
Chapter 14 - Surviving an Affair
Chapter 15 - Recognising When it's Over
PART V - THE PART OF TENS
Chapter 16: Ten Rules of Effective Communication
Chapter 17: Ten Ways to Ignite Passion
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Avoid a Row
Chapter 19: Ten Great Expectations for Couples
Worksheets for couples to work through together to assess the areas of their relationship they want to work on and resolve conflict.
From the contents
Part I: Preparing for Relationship Change.
Chapter 1: Understanding the Economics of Love.
Chapter 2: Doing a Relationship Inventory.
Chapter 3: Developing the Ground Rules for a Successful Relationship.
Part II: Boosting Your Relationship.
Chapter 4: Prioritising Your Relationship.
Chapter 5: Doing Oodles of Romantic Stuff.
Chapter 6: Understanding the Essentials of Sex.
Chapter 7: Turning Up the Sexual Thermostat.
Part III: Improving Communication and Resolving Conflict.
Chapter 8: Establishing the Rules of Effective Communication.
Chapter 9: Settling Disagreements.
Chapter 10: Breaking the Argument Cycle.
Part IV: Working Through Relationship Issues.
Chapter 11: Overcoming Day-to-Day Grumbles.
Chapter 12: Handling the Bigger Difficulties.
Chapter 13: Managing Major Life Changes.
Chapter 14: Surviving an Affair.
Chapter 15: Recognising That It's Over.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Ignite Passion.
Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Talking Together.
Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Avoid a Row.
Chapter 19: Ten Great Expectations for Couples.
Appendix: Relationship Resources.