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Family : the good F-word
Dunn, Troy, author.
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First edition
Publication Information:
[United States] : Bird St. Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
xxi, 296 pages ; 24 cm
General Note:
"The life-changing action plan for building your best family"--cover
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Troy Dunn shares his tested and proven tools for repairing a broken family. He believes that whether you are just feeling a little stagnant in your home life or are already at your wit's end, there are clear steps to restore joy, connectedness and unity within your family or partnerships. This book focuses on recognizing both personal and family needs, how to break old patterns to improve individual happiness, as well as happiness within a partnership and within the family unit as a whole. Dunn explains that although we can't necessarily fix our given family, we owe it to ourselves to fix the family we have or are founding. His Life Changing Action Plan (LCA) includes four steps to determine what is wrong with your relationship, embrace the idea of change in a long-lasting way, repair damage and rebuild one's marriage or relationship, and provide empowerment and tools to permanently stabilize a family. Also dissected, diagnosed and given rules for remedy are 10 Relationship Roadblocks, including the biggest taboos of all: money and sex! This is a wake-up call for anyone who needs a little or larger dose of relationship remedy.

Author Notes

Troy Dunn is the creator and executive producer of the #1 rated show on WE Network, "The Locator" and host of the TNT series "APB with Troy Dunn." As a husband and father, Dunn truly is an expert on family -- he and his wife, high school sweetheart Jennifer, have been married for more than 25 years and have 8 children, one of whom suffers from pediatric cancer. He is also the author of the best-selling book "Young Bucks," from which all proceeds have gone to pediatric cancer research. Dunn has spent over 20 years dedicating and building his career around repairing fractured families, beginning with the search for his own mother's birth mother. Having reunited over 40,000 people with their birth families over the last 25 years, giving them the tools to cut through the despair, resentments, blame, and anger that have driven them apart, Dunn has helped them find each other again and enjoy the love, security, and amazing joy that a rebuilt, healthy family creates.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Chapter 1 Why Are You Reading This Book? Set Your Goal for Your Family and Go for Itp. 1
Life-Changing Action Plan: Step 1-Look in the Mirrorp. 15
Chapter 2 Know Thyself: Find Out What Makes You Tickp. 17
Chapter 3 What's It All About? Get the Answers You Needp. 37
Life-Changing Action Plan: Step 2-Change, the Game Changerp. 51
Chapter 4 Commit to Change: Overcome Your Fear, Reap the Rewardsp. 53
Life-Changing Action Plan: Step 3-Tear Down the Roadblocks!p. 71
Chapter 5 Relationship Roadblock #1: Blamep. 73
Chapter 6 Relationship Roadblock #2: Scorekeepingp. 87
Chapter 7 Relationship Roadblock #3: The Silent Killer... Silence!p. 103
Chapter 8 Relationship Roadblock #4: Don't Believe Everything You Thinkp. 119
Chapter 9 Relationship Roadblock #5: Misdirected Healingp. 127
Chapter 10 Relationship Roadblock #6: Deal Breakersp. 133
Chapter 11 Four Myths That Make Marriage Miserablep. 137
Chapter 12 Master Your Money: Talk Dollars and Sense Back into Your Relationshipp. 153
Chapter 13 Sex: Bring It Back Where It Belongsp. 179
Chapter 14 Welcome Your Children into Change: Listen, Love, and Guide Themp. 203
The Life-Changing Action Plan: Step 4-Embracing the Goodp. 227
Chapter 15 Good # 1: Take Ownership of Your Ugliesp. 229
Chapter 16 Good #2: Let in Forgivenessp. 243
Chapter 17 Good #3: Sex: The Great Healerp. 259
Chapter 18 Good #4: Creating Tools to Succeed-Putting Down Your Weaponsp. 269
Chapter 19 Good #5: Build Up Wallsp. 275
Chapter 20 Good #6: Walk a Straight linep. 281
Conclusionp. 289
Sourcesp. 293