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Practical help for stuck relationships
on September 27, 2010
Though this is a text book for therapists, In Quest of the Mythical Mate is easy to read and offers powerful strategies for couples. If your communication is stuck in negative patterns, following the models offered in this book will help. In particular, the fair-fighting guidelines are useful. These are not prescribed by the book, but agreed upon between the parties, suited to the unique circumstances and needs in each relationship. There is also a structure for communicating difficult issues which can be very useful in disarming potential conflict. My partner and I found it very useful in improving our communication and our understanding of each other.