Ten Commandments for Couples for Every Aspect of Your Relationship Journey


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Need some good advice? Have questions about your marriage, dating, children, money, sex, even cheating, or divorce? It’s all covered here.

Seventy psychologists, therapists and counselors who regularly help couples with their relationship issues were asked to create ten basic rules that every couple needs.

Each set of “commandments” deals with something essential, from general areas such as making your relationship last or maintaining connection to more specific challenges like rekindling passion, dealing with infertility, or financial issues. The “commandments” have been collected from a remarkable panel of exemplary experts who work extensively in relationship counseling and relationship improvement. In addition, each contributor had no knowledge of what the others had written. What distinguishes this book from others is that the inspirations are presented as easy to reflect upon “sound bites.” Once digested, they can be internalized as “commandments,” commandments that will enrich your primary relationships.

Contributors include: John Gottman & Julie Gottman, Harville Hendrix, & Helen LaKelly-Hunt, Harriet Lerner, Pat Love, Terry Real, Marty Klein, Cloé Madanes, Judith Beck, Helen Fisher, Lisa Firestone, Sue Johnson, Bill O’Hanlon, Michele Weiner-Davis, Claudia Black, Jon Carlson, Scott Miller, Reid Wilson, Daniel Amen, Janet Abrams Spring, Phillip Zimbardo —And more, covering all topics with over 80 sets of commandments.

Highly readable, practical and profound, this book invites you to sit down with the finest minds in couples therapy. And when it comes to the most important aspect of life — the intimate relationship at its center — who doesn’t need some good advice now and then?

About the Editors:

JEFFREY K. ZEIG, PHD is the founder and Director of the Milton H. Erickson Foundation, having studied intermittently with Dr. Erickson for more than six years, He has edited, co-edited, authored, or coauthored more than 20 books now available in twelve foreign languages. His current area of interest is extracting implicit codes of influence from various arts, including movies, music, painting, poetry, and fiction that can be used to empower professional practice, and everyday communication. Dr. Zeig is the architect of The Evolution of Psycho-therapy Conferences, and organizes the Brief Therapy Conferences, the Couples Conferences, and the International Congresses on Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. Dr. Zeig is on the Editorial Board of numerous journals; is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 29, Psychotherapy); and Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He is a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Psychology of the National Academies of Practice. A psychologist and marriage and family therapist in private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Zeig conducts workshops internationally (more than 40 countries). Specialty topics include experiential psychotherapy, hypnosis, and brief therapy with various clinical problems. Dr. Zeig has spoken at major universities and teaching hospitals including The Mayo Clinic, Men-bingers and MD Anderson. He is president of both Zeig, Tucker & Theisen Publishers in the behavioral sciences, and the Erickson Foundation Press.

TAMI KULBATSKI, PSY.D., C.PSYCH. is a psychologist registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She holds a Doctorate degree in clinical psychology and has over 15 years of clinical experience. Dr. Kulbatski runs a private practice in Toronto, Canada where she provides psychotherapy and counsel-ing to adults, couples, and adolescents. She is the founder and director of the Toronto Centre for Positive Psychology. Dr. Kulbatski has held a position as core faculty member at a graduate school for psychology, and has taught extensively in the field of psychology. She has been quoted in numerous national magazine and newspaper articles. Dr. Kulbatski provides lectures, seminars and work-shops on various topics, including Positive Psychology, Happiness, Dating, Relationships, Marriage, Communication, Self-Esteem, Coping with Stress, and Striving for Psychological Well-Being. She is a dynamic speaker who enjoys inspiring and motivating her listeners to maximize their potential and to achieve happiness and fulfillment in their lives.

10 Commandments For Every Aspect of your Relationship Journey

ISBN: 978-1-934442-42-5 • 2011 • 198 Pages • Softcover • $24.95

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