Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault: Why Your Romantic Relationship Isn't Working, and How to Fix It Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 20, 2007


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover, Bargain Price, February 20, 2007
$4.99 $2.00

This is a bargain book and quantities are limited. Bargain books are new but could include a small mark from the publisher and an Amazon.com price sticker identifying them as such. Details

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault: Why Your Romantic Relationship Isn't Working, and How to Fix It + How to Be an Adult in Relationships: The Five Keys to Mindful Loving
Buy the selected items together

Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press (February 20, 2007)
  • ISBN-10: 0312363966
  • ASIN: B001G8WBN4
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,798,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Despite its reassuring title, readers troubled by romance snafus aren't completely off the hook; this clever self-help is for individuals who aren't afraid to confront their past, take some responsibility, lose their guilt and start breaking bad relationship habits. Written specifically for couples, author and columnist Van Munching (Boys Will Put You on a Pedestal So They can Look Up Your Skirt), along with practicing couples therapist Katz, gives a guided tour through the foundations of a healthy relationship, starting with the importance of self-awareness-a key component-and continuing through the process of reviving a romance. Utilizing common therapy jargon like "the relationship is the patient, not the individuals," and tried-and-true strategies like journaling, the text does resemble its predecessors and peers, but uses anecdotes and metaphors to elicit fresh insight, as in a comparison of the unconscious mind to a horror movie basement-a place where the answers lie, but no one ever wants to go. Though it's a bit of a bait-and-switch (the backpedaling begins with the introduction's title, "Okay, It's Not All Your Parents' Fault"), this is a welcoming guide that gives readers a long view of human relationships.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

About the Author

PHILIP VAN MUNCHING is also the author of Beer Blast. He writes the “Devil’s Adman” column for Brandweek, and has written many other publications. He lives in Manhattan.
BERNIE KATZ, PH.D. is in private practice on Long Island, New York. He was previously the co-host of a live daily television show, “State of Mind”, on the America’s Talking cable network. He lives in Plainview, New York.

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
6
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 6 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By E H Sciutto on February 26, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a fun self-help book that enables you to laugh at yourself while learning so much about your relationships with others. I related to the book and the author's advice on every level. Anyone interested in this book should also check out Van Munching's last best seller: "Boys Will Put you on a Pedastal, so They can look up your Skirt." Another incredibly written advice book that hits the nail on the head.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By David H. Burkhardt on March 28, 2007
Format: Hardcover
An excellent book. Well written and hits home to a lot of 'family of orign' issues. I facilitate a 'divorce recovery' program and gave a copy to each person in the group. It helped them in identifying their part in the broken relationship better. It also allows them to not blame as much as to take responsibility and work for increased personal growth.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sean Flude on February 9, 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is the fourth copy of this book that I have bought , I've ended up lending my copies out to friends and then never getting them back. It's funny in places despite the subject matter and extremely well written. It has changed my life for the better in that I understand myself and what is driving me a lot better as a result of reading it . This book is different to other self help books in that it has two authors , one is a psychology professor and relationship counselor with years and years of experience and the other is an author by profession. the blend of the two inputs makes for a really engaging book hanging a lot of the psychology theory on situations we can all identify with. I think most people have heard of "freudian slips" but I for one didn't fully understand the significance of them - I certainly do now ! I have bought several other relationship self help books but this particular book is my absolute favourite. This is the best relationship self help book I have ever read ! without question and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Unfortunately I have noticed that it is getting increasingly hard to get hold of. Most recently I have had to resort to buying it from the USA and had it imported to my home in the UK and I therefore won't be letting my copy l
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?