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Feeling Good Together: The Secret to Making Troubled Relationships Work Paperback – January 26, 2010
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“This is the finest work of its kind and will stand for generations as the relationship book."
--Matthew May, MD, adjunct clinical faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine
“Feeling Good Together should be required reading for all couples who want to create a happy, healthy relationship.” --Tori Kelley, PhD, LMHC, owner, Central Florida Mental Health, Inc.
“Finally, a relationship repair tool kit without fluff or camouflage. Change is a choice for brave and daring souls. Thank you, Dr. Burns!” --Nancy Ellen Lee, MFT, PhD
“Implementing these ideas has been truly life changing. It works!” --Mischa Routon, MFT
“The relationship strategies in this book are simple but profound. This is Dr. Burns’s most seminal work. “ --Jan Stanfield, MFT/LCSW
“A powerful set of tools (and even a tool kit) to evaluate, repair, or enhance our relationships. Feeling Good Together is destined to become a classic.” --Hugh Baras, PhD, adjunct clinical assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine
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Dr. Burns's entertaining teaching style has made him a popular lecturer for general audiences and mental health professionals throughout the country as well as a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. He has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Through the Media Award from the Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. A magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College, Dr. Burns received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is currently clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is certified by the National Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Top Customer Reviews
Review by Richard L. Weaver II, Ph.D.
Burns' previous book, Feeling Good, sold over four million copies; this book has the potential of doing the same. It is outstanding. In this 255-page book, there are six parts and 30 chapters -- approximately 8½ pages per chapter. Some of the intriguing chapter titles include, "Why We Secretly Love to Hate," "Three Ideas That Can Change Your Life," "How Good Is Your Relationship? The Relationship Satisfaction Test," "The Price of Intimacy," "Good Communication vs. Bad Communication," "How We Control Other People," "The Five Secrets of Effective Communication," "The Disarming Technique," "Intimacy Traing for Couples: The One-Minute Drill," Part Five, "Common Traps--How to Avoid Them," and "Positive Reframing: Opening the Door to Intimacy--and Success." You can see, just from the titles, how the information he presents is directly tied to questions, problems, and issues that all couples face. The beauty of the book, however, and the practical, realistic tools Burns offers readers apply to all relationships, whether they are spouse, family, friends, or co-workers. I have always found Burns' approach to readers direct, interesting, warm, and engaging, and his "radically different approach" in this book is labeled "Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy," and if my interpersonal textbook had continued (the seventh edition of it was the last), I would have incorporated his basic principles of CIT in my textbook: 1) "We all provoke and maintain the exact relationship problems that we complain about.Read more ›
David burns having dealt with depression and anxiety issues in past takes a radically different approach for relationship problems. This is great book not to be missed for anyone having troubled relationships. 5 stars
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book on audible a while ago before I ended my relationship, and didn't start listening after I did. Read morePublished 1 month ago by kitty
This book should be taught in every high school. All relationships would be so much better with these concrete skills. Wish I learned them much earlier.Published 1 month ago by Mary
Dr. Burns offers keys to clear thinking and
communicating which open doors of understanding
in relationships. We can all have happy and vibrant
marriages. Read more
An interesting approach to rethinking how we treat friends, family, coworkers and strangers. Definitely worth reading and learning!Published 3 months ago by KathyF
If I was to recommend one book that can make a difference in a relationship, this would be it.Published 3 months ago by Wallacejjlbsp
Incredibly good advice. Recommended for anyone who wants a better relationship with someone they love.Published 3 months ago by Sandra Henry-Stocker
burns excellent as ever who knew we either don't know how to get along or we don't want to more like we really don't want to isn't that interesting very insightfulPublished 4 months ago by sue fegley
I gave this 5 stars as it IS a good book. However I have read so many of these kinds of books this one is more like a review for what I already know. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Cheri