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Improving Your Relationship For Dummies [Kindle Edition]

Paula Hall
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“A must for any couple, hilarious, helpful, essential, buy it.” (FemaleFirst.co.uk and MaleXtra.com, February 2010). ′Hall finds ways to help unhappy couples reconnect again.′ (The Guardian, March 2010). ′...jam–packed with exciting chapters ranging from tips on turning up the sexual thermostat to overcoming day–to–day grumbles...an essential read.′ (Healthy, May 2010).

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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    

From the Back Cover

Get your relationship back on track and build firm foundations for the future Everyone knows that true love isn′t always easy. From breaking an argument cycle to reining in jealousy or reviving a flagging sex life, we all need some good advice now and again. This reassuring book guides you through washing up maelstroms, major relationship crises and everything in between. So whether you′ve hit the rocks or simply want to strengthen a solid relationship, this book will help you cohabit happily on a day–to–day basis, work through your problems and fall in love all over again. Prepare yourself for change – analyse the strengths and weaknesses of your relationship and develop the ground rules of a successful partnership Enjoy the fun stuff – get the most out of your ′couple time′, rekindle romance and deal with bedroom issues, from boredom to sexual problems Improve communication and resolve conflict – discover the best ways to relate to each other, prevent petty fights and manage arguments constructively Overcome specific issues – learn how to overcome minor grievances, handle financial issues, deal with jealousy, control anger, cope with anxiety, depression or addiction, manage change and survive an affair "For a relationship to work, you have to work at it. This book takes the strain out of that process and makes it fun and achievable. From the essentials of sex to coping with change – it′s all here!" – Suzie Hayman , agony aunt and The Times columnist Open the book and find: The early relationship alarm bells and how to deal with them How to stop conversations turning into rows Why men and women can see things differently Ways to encourage intimacy Tips to heat up your sex life – from timetables to toys! Survival techniques for parenthood, redundancy, retirement and more How to move beyond betrayal Worksheets for you to work through together Learn to: Pinpoint the relationship issues you need to work on Communicate effectively with your partner and resolve conflict Work through minor grumbles as well as more serious relationship problems Rekindle romance and enjoy a passionate sex life

About the Author

Paula Hall is a registered sexual and relationship psychotherapist with UKCP. She is a Relate–trained couple′s counsellor and psychosexual therapist, currently working in private practice. Paula is also a member of the Relate media team and regularly comments on relationship issues in the national news, on the radio and in various publications.
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