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The First Argument: Cutting to the Root of Intimate Conflict Paperback – July 1, 2006

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The First Argument is a clearly written, practical, and useful guide for embracing the shadow side of partnerships. Through helpful exercises, sound suggestions, and personal experience, the author explains how relationships are strengthened by making room for the unavoidable conflicts and arguments-especially the first one-that are part of every intimate relationship. Her careful guidance, based on rich experience as a psychotherapist, can help couples move toward the deeper love and intimacy they seek. --John Amodeo, Ph.D., author of The Authentic Heart and Love & Betrayal

In The First Argument, Sharon Rivkin establishes the link between each partner's developmental wounding and the presentation of those psychological injuries in the current problems of the relationship. This link between past and present, individual problems and joint problems, is demonstrated so succinctly that the ever-present tendency to blame the partner can be circumvented. Since reading her book, I have begun to use the technique in my own work with couples. Informative and easy to read! --Bruce W. Scotton, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; certified Jungian analyst; and editor of the award-winning Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology

About the Author

Sharon M. Rivkin, licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT), has been in private practice for 27 years in Santa Rosa, California. She has a Master of Arts in clinical psychology and specializes in individual, couples, and family therapy. She is a supervisor for MFT interns, and prior to working in her private practice, Sharon spent 11 years teaching and counseling as a learning specialist.

An experienced public speaker, Sharon leads workshops on intimate communication, the role of language in healing, and women in mid-life. In addition to her private practice, she teaches courses and conducts workshops based on her book, The First Argument: Cutting To The Root of Intimate Conflict. Sharon has been featured in O: The Oprah Magazine in both the United States and South Africa, and Reader's Digest, as well as appearing on radio shows from Sonoma County to New York City. She is married to Michael Howard and is the mother of two grown daughters, Talia and Tashina Kilburn.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 137 pages
  • Publisher: Quintessential Publishing; 1st edition (July 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970309716
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970309716
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 6 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,773,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Love2 Cook on February 24, 2013
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This book made me laugh cause the writer mentioned several situations that are very familiar to me. The writer speaks clearly & passionately. Really ejoyed reading Sharon's book!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By camom on March 24, 2010
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It's okay to read, though does not go the subject in a depth you expect from a subject like that.
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