Love takes work, but, in the case of relationships, it pays to work smarter. Couple Skills, Second Edition, revised and updated from the therapist-recommended classic, will show you how to work smarter in your relationship. You’ll be able to learn how to beef up communication, cope better with problems, and get to the bottom of conflicts with the one you love in healthy and creative ways. Each chapter teaches you an essential skill that supports greater relationship satisfaction and deeper intimacy.
New to this edition is a chapter on The use of acceptance skills, developed from the revolutionary new acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These new approaches will can help you to accept your partner’s feelings (and your own emotions) without judgment. The use of these techniques will help you make a decision what you in point of fact value in your relationship and then commit to acting in ways that further those values each day.