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
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.