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Title:
Creating happy relationships : a guide to partner skills
Author:
Nelson-Jones, Richard.
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Cassell, 1999.
Physical Description:
v, 250 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780304705054

9780304705061
Format :
Book

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Central Library HM132 .N45 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

'Relate counsellors interested in extending their learning about cognitive therapy will find this manual a comprehensive guide'- Jan Hobbs, Relate News

'An easy-to-read, comprehensive text which provides a practical guide to skills for starting, maintaining and cultivating successful relationships, whether of opposite sexes or the same sex' - The Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology

Creating Happy Relationships is written in a comfortable non-academic style, using simple everyday English, and incorporates recent research and theory. In addition to many vignettes of partners creating and cultivating happiness there are plenty of practical activities for improving partner skills. This book is a major resource for prospective partners, couples, for marriage preparation and counselling courses, and human communication and relationship education courses in schools, colleges and universities.


Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction
Creating and Developing Your Mind
Creating Your Communication and Feelings
Influences From Your Past
Part 2 Empowering Your Mind
Creating Self-Talk
Creating Visual Images
Creating Rules
Creating Perceptions
Creating Explanations
Creating Expectations
Part 3 Developing Your Communication
Becoming More Outgoing
Listening Better
Showing You Care
Sharing Intimacy
Enjoying Sex Together
Managing Anger and Communicating Assertively
Managing Relationship Problems

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