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He Said, She Said, I Said - 7 Keys to Relationship Success [Kindle Edition]

Barbara J. Peters
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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When it comes to relationships, couples often run into similar challenges. Do any of these sound familiar to you? She Said: I want to talk with him about issues like the kids, his mother, and the frustration I feel about balancing my career with being a good mom. But every time I try to bring up these subjects, he either closes down or gets angry. I don't want him to fix the problems, I just want to be able to talk with him about our lives. He Said: I stopped feeling connected in my marriage many years ago, but I just don't trust myself to make the right decision about staying or leaving, so I just stay stuck. She Said: Sure, I love him as a person, but I'm just not "in love" with him anymore. If these challenges sound familiar, this book is for you! Couples Counselor, Barbara J. Peters, offers simple ideas and approaches for re-framing the way you look at the interactions and situations in your relationship. As Norman Vincent Peale once said,"Change your thoughts and you change your world."


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  • File Size: 257 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0983169985
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EIO2D4
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
Having been married to the same wife for decades, I remain on the lookout for advice about love and marriage that strikes me as realistic. Fortunately, in this book Barbara Peters provides frank, witty, and creative solutions for couples facing marital problems.

Both the format and the writing style will appeal to readers. Even though she cites other relationship authorities, the book never lapses into textbook dryness.

A sample of her clarity, combined with solid counsel: "Remember, communication is so much more than words, and if the way you deliver your words or present yourself isn't in alignment with what you are saying, your partner will hear the loudest statement. For instance, if you are saying loving words in a harsh tone of voice with body language indicating irritation, your significant other will 'hear' the irritation much more than the actual words themselves."

Peters sustains a candid tone: "No two human beings can always understand each other or will always be able to communicate in healthy, productive ways. There will be times that attempts at talking will escalate into confrontations that don't seem to be going anywhere." Again, "Life isn't always easy, predictable, or even fair."

Repeatedly, Barbara Peters helps couples realize that while they may not recapture the pulsating, all-consuming desire they felt during their courtship, their marriage will last--and even improve--when they seek intimacy of a different kind. She writes: "The first and most crucial step to rebuilding lost intimacy is to recognize, accept, and admit your relationship is not what you both want it to be, but knowing you both have the power to change it. Only then will you be open to experiences and opportunities facilitated by change.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Did not hold my interest September 2, 2013
By Patsy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I expected to read two sides to every issue (He said, she said) and how the therapist helped resolve the issue (I said). Instead, he (or she) related an issue and the therapist gave her opinion without benefit of the other side. I found that the therapists advice was pretty much "in a perfect world, this is the way it should be" without taking male (or female) human nature into consideration. Not practical.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Read, Ton of Insight August 8, 2011
Format:Paperback
This book is an easy read and it has something for everyone. Peters breaks her book down into several categories: Communication, Trust, Forgiveness, Intimacy, Acceptance, Friendship, and Love. As I mentioned, Hubby and I have had our fair share of communication issues so I found myself focusing mainly on that section. There were a couple of things that made me say "ah ha!" that I couldn't wait to show him. There were also some things that made me cringe and hope that he wouldn't see them (he did, since he read the book as well).

It may just be in my head, but I really feel like we're communicating better now. I find myself reacting much more calmly when we have a break down in communication and I think this book came at a good time for us. You can purchase your own copy of He Said, She Said, I Said by Barbara J. Peters on Amazon by clicking here. Barbara has graciously agreed to give away a copy of her book to one of my readers too! Enter the giveaway here: [...]
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3.0 out of 5 stars He Said She Said September 4, 2013
By mvknet
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This book is a practical guide to relationships. For those who haven't read much on the subject it could be a helpful tool. I found it elementary since I have read several books on the subject. It didn't give me info that was new or cutting edge.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not really helpful August 29, 2013
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I did not find this book helpful. The way it is written is not that readable. I hoped for more sophisticated advice and did not find the advice at a level I found helpful.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Two Languages..his & hers ? August 27, 2013
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Not the original book I thought it was when recommended by family counselor. Seems to have author commenting on the advice. I did not like the third person perspective.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Marginally helpful August 9, 2013
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Doesn't address abusive behavior, mental health red flags or any serious marital relationship issues. Lightweight and clearly written for White Baby Boomers.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not great August 29, 2013
By CJE
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Pretty mediocre on the whole. If you want some serious scientific info, look up Debra Tannen. The premise is good but delivery lacks something.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
some good ideas and assurance of being able to make simple changes that can enhance a relationship
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars which is so wonderful because it is NOT judgmental
Keep your sense of humore while you read the advice you probably needed only yesterday........Actually, to me it was reassuring to see that I haven't been the only one to go... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Kathleen Krier
4.0 out of 5 stars must read for all couples
It's an easy read book with very good highlights on making the best of what you have available. Life is worth leaving so is love worth experiencing.
Published 7 months ago by myna
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy
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Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars He Said, She Said ! Said
This is a short book about an important subject – communication within close relationships. It makes some very valid points which we all forget at times. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Damaskcat
5.0 out of 5 stars quick easy read to help improve your perspective and relationship
Really enjoyed the book found many great tidbits and examples. I think this would be great for couples to read together and discuss. Read more
Published 11 months ago by miranda
3.0 out of 5 stars a good read
This book by Peters about relationshis is well worth reading. Particularly those who have problems in their relaionships, and who doesn't from time to time? Read more
Published 12 months ago by J. Robert Ewbank
5.0 out of 5 stars HOW WE LISTEN AND WHAT THEY REALLY SAID.
WOMEN HEAR THINGS DIFFERENTLY THEN MEN DO. WOMEN TALK DIFFERENTLY THEN MEN DO, WE HAVE TO LEARN TO DECIFER WHAT OUR MEN ARE REALLY TELLING US AND THEY SHOULD FIGURE OUT WHAT WE ARE... Read more
Published 12 months ago by auntem
5.0 out of 5 stars He Said...whatever
There are countless relationship books and this one falls into the same lot of the rest of them. Boring and not true to form. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Lori Hunter
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
got was great A+++++++ looked good and got it fast and easy will buy more thanks very much again A+++++
Published 13 months ago by Debbie
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More About the Author

"We are all works in progress, like an unfinished novel. I help people realize they have the ability to take authorship of their lives....Because the best parts are the ones they haven't written yet."

Barbara Peters is a gifted communicator with a laser beam ability to cut through the tangle of personal drama to get results and relationships that last a lifetime. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, her counseling style is interactive, respectful, non-judgmental, and supportive. "A large part of my practice is dedicated to working with couples. In my experience, most relationships can be saved, but romantic relationships are always evolving, so they need to be worked on constantly. You need to do that with the right tools."

In her first book, The Gift of A Lifetime: Building a Marriage that Lasts, Barbara lends insight from her years of experience as a couples' counselor to give people those essential tools and guide them on successfully using them. "When that happens, love and respect are restored and couples can reclaim a fulfilling relationship," she explains. The messages in the book can make the difference between having a second honeymoon or seeking a divorce attorney.

In her second book, Barbara focuses directly on the issues of communication, trust, forgiveness, intimacy, acceptance, friendship, and love, with a unique approach from three perspectives: The man's, the woman's, and Barbara's (the counselor's). He Said, She Said, I Said is a book that truly shows how one's thoughts can impact behavior and create misunderstanding.

Barbara's most recent book is a romance novel: Never Too Old for Romance, now in kindle edition. It tells a story of how love and romance can happen at any age, and follows one woman's quest to rediscover herself in ways she had forgotten existed. It explores the many issues affecting mature women and how growing older can take on a new perspective.

Barbara received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from C.W. Post College of Long Island University, a Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing from Stony Brook University, and earned a Master of Science in Counseling from Georgia State University. She is certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors and a member of The Licensed Professional Counselors of Georgia.
Barbara's collaborative and supportive style of therapy starts with truth. Personal truth.

"I'm as authentic as they come, so I encourage the same from my clients," Barbara says. "That dynamic of honesty and trust between counselor and client is vital to the success of the counseling process. When you can strip away self-doubt and defenses and come to a session with a genuine desire to work through an issue, there is a 100% guarantee of positive change. I get that commitment consistently from my clients, and in return, my clients get the results they need."

A Long Island native, Barbara has made Georgia her home for the last twenty-seven years; her private counseling practice is in Cumming, GA. She is devoted to her family of two grown daughters, four grandchildren, and a Shih Tzu named Gingerlily who often accompanies her to work.

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