- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (January 16, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0415810450
- ISBN-13: 978-0415810456
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #789,067 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming Your Marriage After Postpartum Depression 1st Edition
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"Postpartum Depression knocks most couples off their feet and Tokens of Affection serves as a solid 'grab bar' for regaining balance. Written with humor, sensitivity, and remarkable insight, Kleiman and Wenzel have created a practical and effective roadmap for couples seeking enhanced connection and stability, not only during the postpartum period but at ANY phase of their lives." - Margaret Howard, PhD, Director, Postpartum Depression Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Clinical) and Medicine (Clinical), Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
“Depression puts stress on a relationship. But with postpartum depression, it’s a ‘double whammy.’ With the perfect blend of clinical experience and scientific knowledge, Karen Kleiman, with Amy Wenzel, has written an outstanding book that will teach you the skills you’ll need to stay focused on your relationship and successfully ride out this trying period of time.” - Jonathan S. Abramowitz, PhD, Professor and Associate Chair of Psychology; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
“A welcome resource for marriages touched by postpartum depression, Tokens of Affection provides important information, real-world examples, and practical skills for improving communication, compromise, and marital satisfaction. This is a must-read for couples looking to reconnect and rediscover the strengths in their relationship after postpartum depression.” - Pamela S. Wiegartz, PhD, Director, CBT Services and Training, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School; Author, The Pregnancy and Postpartum Anxiety Workbook
“This enlightening book describes the impact of postpartum depression on marriages, never before described so accurately in print. It’s been the missing link to help couples back on their feet, and I’m excited to say we now have it! Based on years of clinical practice and solid research, Kleiman and Wenzel’s practical, easy-to-read guide is a must-read for postpartum couples.” - Shoshana Bennett, PhD, Former President,Postpartum Support International; Clinical Psychologist; Author, Postpartum Depression For Dummies
“Kleiman and Wenzel have eloquently demonstrated how partners can be part of the ‘cure’ for postpartum distress instead of part of the problem. This is a nicely written, must-read for couples, the linchpins of the family.” - Anna R. Brandon, PhD, ABPP, Center for Women's Mood Disorders, The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
About the Author
Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, is a well-known international expert on postpartum depression. She is founder of The Postpartum Stress Center, a premier treatment and professional training center for prenatal and postpartum depression and anxiety.
Amy Wenzel, PhD, ABPP, lectures internationally on issues relevant to mental health and psychotherapy, and provides ongoing supervision to clinical psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses.
Top customer reviews
This book spoke directly to me. The language used in the book was informal so it made me forget that I was “doing work” for my relationship. Instead, it felt like a friend was giving me advice. The setup of the book was really helpful too. You don’t really have to sit down and read every word from cover to cover to get help (although, I did). You can pick and choose which sections would be most helpful for you personally in your relationship.
I can honestly say that this was the best book I’ve read yet to help with my relationship. It taught me what I need to do to make things better, what my partner should be doing, and what we should be doing together. Now I just need to get my boyfriend to read the book!! I highly recommend this book to ANYONE who could use insight, advice, research-based support, and reassurance about their relationship.
Jessica Foley, MA, LMHC practices psychotherapy to help women with various issues, including postpartum mood issues.
-Cristina Stauffer, LMSW, IMH-E(III); Clinical Social Worker; Grand Rapids, Michigan.