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When Opposites Attract: Right Brain/Left Brain Relationships and How to Make Them Work Paperback – July 1, 1995

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In this sensitive guide to relationship problems, Cutter, a Southern California marriage and family therapist, invites couples to consider a non-gender-bound perspective based on brain research that links the left cerebral hemisphere to analytical thought and language, and the right hemisphere to creativity and intuition. "Left-brain dominant" mates, we are told, focus on one thing at a time, are blunt, straightforward, tenacious and prefer not to take risks, while "right-brain dominant" types are intuitive and spontaneous, avoid routine and have trouble separating emotion from fact. When an LB person hooks up with an RB, he or she must learn specific skills to coordinate their polarized ways of being, asserts Cutter, who includes dialogues from couples therapy sessions plus self-help exercises. Whether or not one accepts her categories, which seem simplistic, this eye-opening manual has much to say about commitment, respect, earning trust and accepting imperfections, and should help many couples confront unmet needs. 50,000 first printing; BOMC and QPB selections; author tour.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Plume (January 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0452271142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0452271142
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,496,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Russell Green on October 8, 2004
Format: Paperback
I've only read the first two chapters and already it's like someone's been eavesdropping on me and my girlfriend since we met 9 months ago. Our oppositional attitudes caused every crisis in the book, but we still wanted to find a way 'in'; quote: '...true-love relationships are too precious too neglect or just drop all together'. So we tried to understand each other, asked friends and family for advice. Then, I consulted the stars for more enlightenment. I (RB) am Pisces - she (LB) is Aries... The book "Sexual Astrology: A Sign-by-Sign Guide to Your Sensual Stars" helped me understand her better, but not "how" I could cope with the situation. Now this book is somewhat my last resort. So let me finish the next chapters and keep your fingers crossed that the encouragement to not give up will gain momentum; or I'll be a no-brainer (NB).
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Chapter 7 and still going strong. This author really knows how to put such a delicate subject as the relationship of two opposites into a clear perspective. The examples are concrete, comprehensible, and contextually sound. I'm still flabbergasted as to the degree of correlation with my personal relationship. Almost every paragraph makes me stop and reflect on my own experience. Reading this book gives me more suspense than any mystery book on the shelves. Stay tuned...
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I gave my girlfriend her own copy to read. We discussed chapter by chapter, reflecting on things that were mentionable. And mentionable insights there were many. This is exactly what the author had intended, namely to use it as a working manual. And therefore it was not just "me" striking a discussion on some theory, but it was mutual - and that helped to ease the discussion atmosphere substantially.
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Format: Hardcover
I have read many, many books on relationships and how to make them work. I think the No. 1 problem in relationships is the basic differences between men and women. And that difference is the Right/Left Brain theory in action. This is the only book out there that says it like it really is, and also attributes the problems to the left brain/right brain difference. It's also very well written and easy to understand, with lots of practical suggestions for dealing with these differences. Also, she makes the point that it's not always the man with the left brain, and the woman with the right brain. It can be the other way around. And that's a point I've never seen made anywhere else. This book has probably saved countless relationships, including my own!
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I thought this book contained a wealth of information applicable to all types of relationships. Rebecca Cutter did an outstanding job of presenting her research and experiences in a very readable format. Definitely "food for thought" material.
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As an art teacher, I know the differences between those who have a dominant left hemisphere of the brain, and those who have a dominant right hemisphere to be very real and important aspects of a person's psyche. This author give you ways to recognize and get along with your opposite, achieving a better life for both. "Right brainers are intuitive; they value emotion, intimacy and connectedness; they tend to think in associative patterns and "illogical" leaps. (Their left-brain partners complain that they're disorganized and too needy.) Left-brainers love facts, linear thought processes, and familiar routines. (Their right-brain partners find them emotionally unavailable and inhibited.) the good news is that once "opposites" learn to negotiate their differences, they can heal their conflicts and embark on a profoundly rewarding journey of discovery with one another."
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