Praise for Broken Promises, Mended Hearts
"Dr. Joel Block brings us back to the real possibility of personal enrichment and happiness that a love-trust relationship brings. He explains that there is no 'us' without trust. "
--Daniel Araoz, Founder of the American Journal of Family Therapy
A small lie about a purchase, a slight exaggeration about a job promotion, a cover-up about a forgotten birthday. According to renowned psychologist Joel D. Block, it is these common, everyday breaches of trust that erode even the strongest relationships, oftenas much as sexual infidelity. Over time, intimate confidences are weakened and the foundation of trust--and the relationship itself--begins to crumble.
Broken Promises, Mended Hearts offers couples and individuals innovative, solution-oriented approach to restoring trust and repairing love relationships damaged by mistrust. Filled with inspiring case studies and numerous self-diagnostic tests, Dr. Block discusses:
Trust is the bedrock of any love relationship. It is the bloodline of romantic passion. And it is Dr. Block's firm belief that when couples feel emotionally safe with each other--when they trust each other--their relationship is more open, uninhibited, and passionate.
Joel D. Block, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist practicing couple and individual therapy. A diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, he is a senior psychologist on the staff of the Human Sexuality Center of Long Island Jewish Medical Center and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The author of ten books and numerous professional articles, he has appeared on "Good Morning, America" and "Today" and has been a psychology consultant for ABC. Dr. Block lives and practices in Huntington, New York.
This book is a wonderful tool in any relationship, whether in trouble or not.
In contrast to a lot of the self-help genre, his case examples were very realistic and his suggestions were very wise and well thought out.
Trust...the loss of it and the repairing process, as Dr. Block poignantly shows us, is one of the most crucial issues.
Our society is literally disintegrating as our ties with each other weaken. This social disintegration begins in the family and the key breakup there is between husband and wife. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Harold Dawley, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist
I found this book very helpful at understanding trust and trying to get it back when you have been together so long.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not only was Dr. Block's book informative and effective in dealing with mistakes made....it offered guidance so that future relationship issues might be avoided. Read morePublished on December 13, 2011 by Vernell
I purchased this book after reading a few of the reviews and seriously? If any of the other trust books out there are as bad as this one, we are all in trouble. Read morePublished on October 18, 2010 by The Tin Man
I received this book in the condition stated, and with fast shipping, I received the book much sooner than I had anticipated. Thanks!Published on October 10, 2009 by G. Schworm
The surest path to happiness is losing yourself in a cause greater than yourself. When a relationship is over, it is best to bury the past and get on for your own satisfaction. Read morePublished on June 30, 2008 by Betty Burks
I think this book has some fabulous points on anyone who has any trust issues, it's very direct and makes so much sense. Read morePublished on September 30, 2007 by RD