“A core premise of this book is that almost ANY problem in a relationship can be resolved as long as the parties are truly committed to each other...”

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About The Authors

MICHAEL SANDS has been a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City for the past 23 years, conducting goal-oriented treatment with culturally diverse individuals and couples. A focus of his work has involved occupational issues, including executive coaching, career transitions, job search, and workplace conflict. He has conducted workshops on a wide range of subjects including stress management, communication skills, conflict resolution, parenting, and goal achievement. He holds MBA and MS in Social Work degrees from Columbia University. He is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-R).

MARGARETH GARNIER has been an investigator, lawyer, judge, and administrative hearing officer for the last two decades. Ms. Garnier has a Master of Laws (LL.M) from George Washington University and a law degree from Faculte de Droit et des Sciences Economiques in Haiti. She is a member of the State Bar of New York. Ms. Garnier also practices yoga and meditation and has been exploring alternative health medicine for the past four decades.

Publication Date: Sep 03 2013
ISBN/EAN13: 1482634643 / 9781482634648
Page Count: 80
Binding Type: US Trade Paper
Trim Size: 5" x 8"
Language: English
Color: Full Color
Related Categories: Family & Relationships / Conflict Resolution

Mike & Margareth’s No-Nonsense Guide for Couples

How to Manage Conflict, Communication & Compromise in Your Relationship

Authored by Michael Sands, Margareth Garnier

“Mike & Margareth’s No-Nonsense Book for Couples” establishes specific rules and techniques for improving relationships. A core premise of this book is that almost ANY problem in a relationship can be resolved as long as the parties are truly committed to each other, and NO problem can ever be resolved if the parties talk to each other in a hurtful, disrespectful, or aggressive way. This book will help you learn how to fight fair by:

— Stopping toxic interactions at the exact moment they are occurring

— Not bringing up the past during arguments

— Avoiding the blame game

— Never threatening to leave the relationship

The beliefs and expectations that partners bring to relationships often interfere with their ability to compromise – beliefs that may come from culture, peers or family background. This book explores a set of rational expectations, both emotional and behavioral, that will help couples achieve a greater level of closeness. These expectations involve: accepting that your partner will not “complete” you; working with, if not embracing, your partner’s flaws; and establishing clear-cut guidelines for opposite-sex friendships.

Case examples and scenarios are provided to illustrate how complex issues — whether involving money, sex, social interaction, in-laws, parenting, or household responsibilities — can be addressed without undermining the relationship.