The Relationship Skills Workbook: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to a Thriving Relationship
What are the ingredients of a successful and enduring relationship? Love, passion, and commitment are all vital--yet without certain basic skills, even the most devoted partners can find themselves descending into arguments, power struggles, and disillusionment. With The Relationship Skills Workbook , Dr. Julia Colwell presents a practical guide for building a conscious partnership based on cooperation and trust--offering relationship-saving techniques and on-the-spot conflict resolution tools for disarming the explosive clashes that most commonly break couples apart. In this friendly and easy-to-use resource, Dr. Colwell teaches you essential tools for: Crisis and conflict first aid--communication strategies and emotional mastery techniques to stop arguing and start connecting Getting unstuck from power struggles--how to shift from deadlock to mutual responsibility and support Ending the blame game--letting go of accusation and resentment to create win-win agreements Supporting each other's growth and success--how to retain your personal autonomy while fully committing to your partner's happiness Moving from reactivity to creative solutions--techniques to keep your brain's flight-or-fight instinct from undermining your heart's desires Sustaining love, passion, and romance--how you can choose to create a magnificent relationship together Relationships, while seemingly complicated, don't have to be so mysterious, Dr. Colwell says. What I've learned from my decades of personal and professional experiences is that a few elegantly simple concepts and skills can help any couple through the most difficult spots--and help us transform conflict into intimacy, passion, and ever-deepening love.