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The Resource The lessons of lifelong intimacy : building a stronger marriage without losing yourself--the 9 principles of a balanced and happy relationship, by Michael Gurian

The lessons of lifelong intimacy : building a stronger marriage without losing yourself--the 9 principles of a balanced and happy relationship, by Michael Gurian

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The lessons of lifelong intimacy : building a stronger marriage without losing yourself--the 9 principles of a balanced and happy relationship
Title
The lessons of lifelong intimacy
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building a stronger marriage without losing yourself--the 9 principles of a balanced and happy relationship
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by Michael Gurian
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "New York Times bestselling author Michael Gurian offers a groundbreaking plan for couples seeking to build a healthy relationship, work through past hurts, and create greater intimacy. Become separate from your partner yet also become closer--sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it? With twenty-five years of family and marital counseling practice, Michael Gurian shows that "intimate separateness" is the key to creating a healthy partnership in life. Recent university studies show that the most frequent reason relationships dissolve is not abuse, alcoholism, money, or even infidelity, but rather a lack of emotional fulfillment. Most books on love and marriage focus on teaching communication and conflict skills, but neglect to help couples with the "other half" of intimacy--separateness. In this practical yet personal guide to love, Gurian details the benefits of creating a lifelong balance of closeness and separateness. He outlines a twelve-stage model created for his own private practice, which provides long-term goals and focal points for dialogue that can help couples work through arguments. Gurian also delves into differences in white and gray matter between the male and female brain (which may explain the varying needs for intimacy and separateness), differences in verbal- emotive development, and the effects these all have on relationships. Rich with examples and case studies, this book presents strategies for communication and conflict that build more emotional balance, while showing how intimate separateness can be the key to lifelong happiness"--
  • "Michael Gurian offers a groundbreaking plan for couples seeking to build a healthy relationship, work through past hurts, and create greater intimacy. Become separate from your partner yet also become closer--sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it? With twenty-five years of family and marital counseling practice, Michael Gurian shows that "intimate separateness" is the key to creating a healthy partnership in life. Recent university studies show that the most frequent reason relationships dissolve is not abuse, alcoholism, money, or even infidelity, but rather a lack of emotional fulfillment. Most books on love and marriage focus on teaching communication and conflict skills, but neglect to help couples with the "other half" of intimacy--separateness. In this practical yet personal guide to love, Gurian details the benefits of creating a lifelong balance of closeness and separateness. He outlines a twelve-stage model created for his own private practice, which provides long-term goals and focal points for dialogue that can help couples work through arguments. Gurian also delves into differences in white and gray matter between the male and female brain (which may explain the varying needs for intimacy and separateness), differences in verbal- emotive development, and the effects these all have on relationships. Rich with examples and case studies, this book presents strategies for communication and conflict that build more emotional balance, while showing how intimate separateness can be the key to lifelong happiness"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gurian, Michael
Dewey number
158.2
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HQ734
  • HQ734
LC item number
  • .G88475 2015
  • .G88475 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marital quality
  • Intimacy (Psychology)
  • Married people
  • Interpersonal conflict
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Marriage
Label
The lessons of lifelong intimacy : building a stronger marriage without losing yourself--the 9 principles of a balanced and happy relationship, by Michael Gurian
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky268398687
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781476756042
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The lessons of lifelong intimacy : building a stronger marriage without losing yourself--the 9 principles of a balanced and happy relationship, by Michael Gurian
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky268398687
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781476756042
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014045291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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