Bernstein, a psychologist specializing in couples and family therapy, and Magee (The Power of Positive Confrontation) offer partners a way to renew the spark in their relationships in this succinct self-help guide. They claim that one of the most significant steps is to focus on yourself rather than your partner by ridding yourself of toxic thoughts, "negative thoughts that have lost their basis in reality and have gotten out of control." Examining nine toxic thought patterns (such as jumping to conclusions, labeling one another and playing the "blame game"), the authors provide well-researched explanations, relevant examples and practical alternatives to transform negative thoughts and behaviors into positive and constructive ones.
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"All couples should read this book and give their relationship a chance for a deeper and longer lasting love." -- Nadine J. Carpenter, LCSW
"Bernstein and Magee ... will assist any motivated couple in making meaningful changes in their relationship." -- Monroe A. Bruch, Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Albany, State University of New York
"This book [will]...help your relationship become better, less conflicted, and more romanticeven if your partner doesnt read it!" -- Steven D. Mullinix, Ph.D.
"This excellent book ... gives detailed guidance on how to create a lasting love. I heartily recommend it." -- Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., New York Times best-selling author of Getting the Love You Want
This book is terrible, just another book telling you to think positive, supposed to tell you how to do it but was never clear on that. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Luke
This book would be helpful to someone who doesn't know much about relationships or hasn't ready many other books. Read morePublished 15 days ago by yogagirl06
This book pretty much covers everything that we miss in our relationships. It was a very big eye opener for me and I learned so much about myself and where I missed so many things... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Lawrence Knowles
This book helped my boyfriend and I to understand each other better, which was greatly needed after we had just had a child together. Awesome bookPublished 4 months ago by elizabeth
Once you get past the first couple of chapters it's an easy read. For those familiar with basic CBT the material is pretty familiar. Very clearly written.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
very helpful even for couples who have been together for a long timePublished 6 months ago by Eleanor