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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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As a pandemic swept across fourteenth-century Europe, the Decameron offered the ill and grieving a symphony of life and love. For Florentines, the world seemed to be coming to an end. In 1348 the first wave of the Black Death swept across the Italian city, reducing its population from more than 100,000 to less than 40,000. The disease would eventually kill at least half of the population of Europe. Amid the devastation, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron was born. One of the masterpieces of world literature, the Decameron has captivated centuries of readers with its vivid tales of love, loyalty, betrayal, and sex. Despite the death that overwhelmed Florence, Boccaccio’s collection of novelle was, in Guido Ruggiero’s words, a “symphony of life.” Love and Sex in the Time of Plague guides twenty-first-century readers back to Boccaccio’s world to recapture how his work sounded to fourteenth-century ears. Through insightful discussions of the Decameron’s cherished stories and deep portraits of Florentine culture, Ruggiero explores love and sexual relations in a society undergoing convulsive change. In the century before the plague arrived, Florence had become one of the richest and most powerful cities in Europe. With the medieval nobility in decline, a new polity was emerging, driven by Il Popolo—the people, fractious and enterprising. Boccaccio’s stories had a special resonance in this age of upheaval, as Florentines sought new notions of truth and virtue to meet both the despair and the possibility of the moment.

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

By Lundy Bancroft,JAC Patrissi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101478829
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 281
  • Pdf File: should-i-stay-or-should-i-go.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the bestselling author of Why Does He Do That? comes a relationship book that will help you make the decision of whether or not your troubled relationship is worth saving. Every relationship has problems, but you can’t figure out if yours is beyond hope. How bad is too bad—and can your partner really change? Now, in this warm, supportive, and straightforward guide, Lundy Bancroft and women’s advocate JAC Patrissi offer a way for you to practically and realistically take stock of your relationship and move forward. If you’re involved in a chronically frustrating or unfulfilling relationship, the advice and exercises in this book will help you learn to: • Tell the difference between a healthy—yet difficult—relationship and one that is really not working • Recognize the signs that your partner has serious problems • Stop waiting to see what will happen—and make your own growth the top priority • Design a clear plan of action for you and your partner • Navigate the waters of a relationship that’s improving • Prepare for life without your partner, even as you keep trying to make life work with them

Body Shame

By Paul Gilbert,Jeremy Miles
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317822315
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 662
  • Pdf File: body-shame.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Physical appearance plays a powerful role in social relationships. Those who feel shame regarding the way they look, and who think others view their appearance negatively, can therefore be vulnerable to impoverished social relationships and a range of psychological difficulties. However, there are a few books which look specifically at the many permutations of body shame and their differing treatments. In this book, researchers and therapists from a wide range of different disciplines and areas explore the role of shame in various physical and psychological disorders, and provide practical advice on management and treatment. Chapters are organised to address issues of conceptualisation, assessment and treatment, on topics such as: * definitional controversies * possible biopsychosocial and evolutionary origins of body shame * effects on adjustment to maturation and aging process * specific forms of disfigurement * the role of body shame in depression, eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. Body Shame gives the reader insight into the nature and mechanisms of shame, how it can focus on the body, how it can underlie a variety of psychological difficulties, and how to intervene to help resolve it. This book will be invaluable for practitioners from different disciplines working with people who have problems centred on their physical appearance and/or functions, and clinicians working with various mental health problems.

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 : 806
  • 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.

The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers

By Dawn Dais
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  • Publisher : Seal Press
  • Book Code : 1580055907
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 457
  • Pdf File: the-sh-t-no-one-tells-you-about-toddlers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

They’re getting bigger. And you’re not getting any more sleep. Second in the Sh!t No One Tells You series, in The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers Dawn Dais tells it like it is – again – offering real advice for parents of growing children. Filled with tips, encouragement, and a strong dose of humor, The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers is a survival handbook for parents on the edge. Chapters include: You Suck at This. It’s not just your imagination. Walking Is Hard. Bruising is considerably less difficult. Remember When You Judged Other Parents? Prepare to eat your words, with a side of karma’s a bitch. Restaurants Are Battle Zones. Spoiler Alert: You are not the victor. Kids Get Sick. Then everyone gets sick. This Childhood Will Be Televised. Hello, camera phones. Your TV Has Been Hijacked. By things with very high-pitched voices. Coming from one empathetic parent to another, the tips in this book are real, clever, honest, and designed to make life with a terrible two- or three-year-old a little bit more manageable. Hilarious, helpful, and handy, this book will be appreciated by any parent who has asked: “Why didn’t anybody warn me that unconditional love would be so much work?”

For Better, for Worse, for God

By Mary Jo Pedersen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Loyola Press
  • Book Code : 0829429670
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 562
  • Pdf File: for-better-for-worse-for-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For Better, for Worse, for God is a marriage enrichment program grounded in Catholic Christian beliefs about marriage. In this accessible, realistic, and inspiring exploration of married life, Mary Jo Pedersen shows couples how mutual reflection on their everyday experiences in light of these truths leads to practical steps they can take to deepen their love and commitment to each other and to God.

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 : 400
  • 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

Life Shift

By Aleta St. James
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0743292383
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 315
  • Pdf File: life-shift.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Find your power, transform your obstacles, surrender to success Aleta St. James has spent the past twenty-five years as an emotional healer and life coach developing a system for creating deep and dramatic life changes with lasting results. In Life Shift, she shares the secret of how to bring enormous success and deep satisfaction into your life. In an effort to fully compete in a man's world, contemporary women have become alpha females. We rely on masculine traits -- the testosterone energies of action, focus, determination, and self-reliance -- to create success and achieve our goals. We are now coming to realize that while we have mastered these means for pursuing our dreams, we have neglected the equally valuable and complementary energies of magnetism, receptivity, and intuition -- the Magnetic Female. In Life Shift, Aleta presents her techniques for breaking through our emotional blocks and allowing our Magnetic Female and alpha energies to interact and harmonize with each other. She teaches skills that open the doors to a powerful cocreative relationship between these two forces within us and guides us to use these tools to identify our desires, engage our dreams, and realize our destinies. Using her renowned system, which integrates the teachings of primal therapy, Tibetan Buddhism, Hinduism, bioenergetics, and other life-enhancing practices and philosophies, Aleta shares with us all of the tools necessary to live our ideal lives. This Life-Shift Tool Kit incorporates techniques for realigning the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies, inviting rather than pursuing success, recognizing the power of release, eliminating emotional blocks, and reorganizing energy centers within the body. Aleta also offers her expert techniques in regenerative organic breathing, physical and emotional release work, color healing, light therapy, focused reflections, power mantras, prayers and blessings, love baths, and support circles. Weaving together Aleta's own dramatic story of inspiration, success stories from her elite clientele, and lessons from her journeys to spiritual "power spots," Life Shift teaches you how to transform feelings of failure, frustration, doubt, and loneliness into a creative power that becomes a magnetic force attracting joy, fulfillment, success, and love.

Modern Dating: A Field Guide

By Chiara Atik
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Book Code : 1460312066
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: modern-dating.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From the creators of the popular online dating site HowAboutWe.com comes the definitive guide for navigating the modern dating world. The single woman is having a moment. In the worlds of work, personal finances, and education, women are more successful than ever before. When it comes to dating, they're happy to take their time exploring lots of different relationships before deciding if they want to settle down. Women today, like the generations of women before them, want to fall in love. But they want it to happen organically, at its own pace, and with the right person. Rather than listing a set of "rules," Modern Dating offers advice on modern challenges, like how to send a relatively unembarrassing sext, how to create a failproof first date idea, and how to make sure you're getting into a relationship for the right reasons. Instead of telling you How to Win a Husband in Just 3 Easy Steps!, it will gently guide you through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is actually like, from one-night stands, to confusing texts and emails, to your first online date. Frank, funny, and totally relatable, this is a book that really gets at how women are dating today—the ideal travel companion for your dating life. The only rule is that there are no rules, but this book will be there for guidance, or just for laughs, every step of the way.

A History of the Episcopal Church Schism in South Carolina

By Ronald James Caldwell
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532618859
  • Total of Pages : 546
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: a-history-of-the-episcopal-church-schism-in-south-carolina.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 2012, the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina declared its independence from the Episcopal Church. It was the fifth of the 111 dioceses of the Church to do so since 2007. A History of the Episcopal Church Schism in South Carolina is the sweeping story of how one diocese moved from the mainstream of the Episcopal Church to separate from the church. It examines the underlying issues, the immediate causes, and the initiating events as well as the nature and results of the schism. The book traces the escalating conflict between the diocese and the church that led up to the schism. It also examines the legal war between the two post-schism dioceses, the majority in the independent Diocese of South Carolina and the minority in the Episcopal Church in South Carolina. This is the first scholarly history of a diocesan schism from the Episcopal Church. It is extensively researched from original and secondary sources and documented in over 2,000 notes citing nearly 900 works. This story stands as a cautionary tale of what happens in a major Christian denomination when majority and minority factions increasingly differentiate themselves and what impact that can have for both parties.

Cultural Competence and Healing Culturally Based Trauma with EMDR Therapy

By Mark Nickerson, LICSW
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
  • Book Code : 0826142877
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 721
  • Pdf File: cultural-competence-and-healing-culturally-based-trauma-with-emdr-therapy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is definitely a book whose time has come. One of the brilliant aspects of the EMDR therapy approach is that it makes it clinically possible to cut through social issues, and yet maintain its cultural consonance. From multiple contributions around the world, each chapter brings significant insights into how EMDR therapy can be culturally attuned and yet efficacious in preserving the individuality of each client. Highly recommended for those therapists who work in multi-cultural settings. -Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D., Trainer of Trainers, EMDR Institute/EMDR Iberoam√©rica and President TraumaClinic do Brasil/TraumaClinic Edi√ß√μes, Brasilia, Brazil. Underscoring the importance of cultural competence, this groundbreaking book focuses on using EMDR therapy with specific populations, particularly those groups typically stigmatized, oppressed, or otherwise marginalized in society. Drawing on social psychology research and theory as well as social justice and social work principles, it delivers general protocols for EMDR intervention for recovery from the internalized effects of cultural mistreatment. Employing best-practice methods for cultural competence as EMDR therapy is introduced to new cultures worldwide, the editor and esteemed EMDR clinician-authors relay their experiences, insights, guidance, and lessons learned through trial and error while adapting EMDR interventions for cross-cultural competency and therapeutic effectiveness The text defines cultural competence and validates the need for a multi-culturally aware approach to psychotherapy that embraces authentic socialidentities and attends to the impact of socially based trauma. Chapters address using EMDR therapy to heal the trans-generational impact of Anti-Semitism,working with the LGBT population, treating an immigrant woman suffering from social anxiety, healing individuals with intellectual disabilities, thetraumatizing effects of racial prejudice, harmful cultural messages about physical appearance, EMDR therapy attuned to specific cultural populations andsocially based identities, and many other scenarios. The text is replete with step-by-step treatment guidelines to help clients recover from traumatic lifeevents, dos and don‚Äôts, and common adaptive and maladaptive cultural beliefs. Key Features: Defines cultural competence and validates the need for a multi-culturally aware approach to psychotherapy Offers innovative protocols and strategies for treating socially based trauma within the EMDR model Presents best practice methods for cultural competence Includes step-by-step treatment guidelines and dos and don'ts Written by highly esteemed EMDR clinician-authors

Venus and Virtue

By Jerry L. Walls,Jeremy Neill,David J. Baggett
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498296343
  • Total of Pages : 308
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 901
  • Pdf File: venus-and-virtue.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Venus and Virtue are a match made in heaven. While popular culture often tends to think of Christianity as negative about sexuality and sexual pleasure, the fact is that Christians have the best of reasons to joyfully celebrate sex as a gift. Unfortunately, there is as much confusion about sex in Christian circles as there is in the culture at large. The authors of this book believe that this confusion can only be adequately addressed by drawing from the deep wells of biblical truth and traditional theology. The writers, however, are not only experts in biblical scholarship, theology, and philosophy, but also pastoral ministry, counseling, pop culture criticism, and women’s issues. This book is not sexy in the typical sense of that word, but by situating sexuality within the cosmic drama of biblical revelation, the true beauty and goodness of sex most clearly emerges. And as that beauty emerges, we can begin to see why Christian morality not only makes profound sense, but also why it positively enriches the meaning of sex in ways that far outstrip the sexy secular alternative.