From Publishers Weekly
Family therapists Friel (The 7 Worst Things (Good) Parents Do) give tips for a healthy relationship. With their usual wit and incisiveness (and plenty of real-life examples from their years of clinical practice), the authors explain key psychological principles that underpin successful partnerships and also probe the unscientific element of "magic" that happy couples report. They describe how to avoid common pitfalls and nudge readers toward a better understanding about how early experiences influence romantic relationships. This is a useful resource for anyone in a relationship--be it a healthy or an unhealthy one.
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About the Author
John Friel maintains an active training and speaking schedule in the addictions field, and is known for his practical, innovative, powerful and compassionate presentation and training style. Whether speaking to the general public or to professionals, he has the ability to handle difficult or painful material with a fine balance of competence, sensitivity, gentle humor and professionalism that has made him one of the top trainers in the country.
Linda Friel is known throughout the U.S., Canada, England, and Ireland for her therapeutic and training expertise in the areas of family systems, survivors of unhealthy childhoods, depression, anxiety, addictions and personality disorders. She is cofounder and national director of the ClearLife/Lifeworks Clinic, which is a special four-day therapy program to help people move beyond the painful patterns of childhood shortages.