Peoplemaking. Personal and Professional Development Books and Training Resources.

7 Things He'll Never Tell You

But You Need to Know

Kevin Leman

Dr. Leman wants readers to know that men are less complicated than women think they are. Men are sensitive, emotional beings that need to feel loved, respected, and needed. The more women understand and are sensitive to mens fears, anxieties, and insecurities, the stronger their relationships will be.

20x15cm  187 pages  $21.00  

ACT with Love

Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Russ Harris

Through a simple program based on the revolutionary new mindfulness-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), you can learn to handle painful thoughts and feelings more effectively and engage fully in the process of living and loving together. With your partner or alone, ACT with Love will teach you how to: Let go of conflict, open up, and live fully in the present Use mindfulness to increase intimacy, connection, and understanding Resolve painful conflicts and reconcile long-standing differences Act on your values to build a rich and meaningful relationship

23x15cm  224 pages  $35.00  


A Guide to Working Through the Repercussions of Infidelity

Emily Brown

First she deciphers the five types of affairs, then she gives clear step-by-step procedures to help both partners deal with it and even grow from it. Well cross referenced and an excellent book

24x16cm  272 pages  $35.00  

After the Affair

Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner has Been Unfaithful

Janis Abrahms Spring

Explains how partners can help themselves through the shattering crisis of an infidelity. Offers a series of original and proven strategies that address such crucial questions as,
Why did the affair happen?
Once love and trust are gone, can we ever get then back?
Can I-should I- recommit when I feel so ambivalent?
How do we become sexually intimate again?
Is forgiveness possible?

22x13cm  292 pages  $22.00  

After Your Divorce

Creating the Good Life on Your Own (Rebuilding Books: Relationships-Divorce-And Beyond )

Cynthia MacGregor & Robert Alberti

It's over. The divorce is final, he's out of your house and mostly out of your life. Now what? Are you ready to get on with your life? Do you have dreams, plans, skills, energy for what comes next? And will you be making it happen, or letting it happen? MacGregor and Alberti have prepared a friendly, straightforward manual of advice and suggestions that assumes every woman is capable of handling life on her own. Helps for emotional recovery (MacGregor is a survivor, Alberti is a psychologist), practical matters (credit, home repairs), dealing with your ex (be assertive!), helping your children to cope (we didn't divorce you!), and much more.

22x16cm  238 pages  $30.00  

Alone Together

Making an Asperger Marriage Work

Katrin Bentley

Alone Together shares the struggle of one couple to rescue their marriage. It is uplifting and humorous, and includes plenty of tips to making an Asperger marriage succeed. This book offers couples hope, encouragement and strategies for their own marriages.

24x17cm  128 pages  $36.95  

An Asperger Marriage

Chris Slater -Walker

Chris and Gisela have been partners for twelve years. Five years ago Chris was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. For Chris, this was an explanation of why he had always regarded himself as 'socially handicapped'. For Gisela, it meant coming to terms with a marriage in which there would never be an intuitive understanding despite Chris's good intentions.
For the couple it was the beginning of a long and still unfinished process of learning to live with a disability regarded by some as incompatible with marriage.

23x15cm  160 pages  $33.95  

And Baby Makes Three

The Six-Step Plan for Preserving Marital Intimacy and Rekindling Romance After Baby Arrives

John Gottmann

Having a baby is a joyous experience, but even the best relationships are strained during the transition from duo to trio. Lack of sleep, never-ending housework, and new fiscal concerns often lead to conflict, disappointment, and hurt feelings. This book teaches couples the skills from their successful workshops, so partners can avoid the pitfalls of parenthood by:
- maintaining intimacy and romance - replacing a culture of criticism and irritability with one of appreciation - preventing post-partum depression - creating a home environment that nurtures physical, emotional, and mental health, as well as cognitive and behavioral development for your baby Complete with exercises that separate the "master" from the "disaster" couples, And Baby Makes Three helps new parents positively manage the strain that comes along with their bundle of joy. AVAILABLE JAN 2008

20x13cm  272 pages  $22.00  

Asperger Couple's Workbook:

Practical Advice and Activities for Couples and Counsellors (Workbook)

Maxine Ashton

Asperger Syndrome (AS) can affect some of the fundamental ingredients required to make relationships work, such as emotional empathy and communication. This workbook provides couples affected by AS with strategies that will benefit their relationship together, and their family as a whole. With candid advice, activities and worksheets, the book explores a variety of approaches that couples can use to improve their relationship. Whilst acknowledging that all relationships are different and each needs to be viewed as a unique case, the author identifies specific issues that can be problematic in an Asperger relationship. The book provides a range of ideas based on years of research and counseling experience and covers crucial areas such as verbal and non-verbal communication, sexual issues, parenting and home life. This practical book is designed for use by couples and families affected by AS, either on their own or in conjunction with a counselor.

23x17cm  144 pages  $43.95  

Attachment Processes in Couple and Family Therapy

Susan M Johnson & Valerie E Whiffen, eds

This integrative work presents cutting-edge approaches to couple and family therapy that use attachment theory as the basis for new clinical understandings. Fresh and provocative insights are provided on the nature of interactions between adult partners and among parents and chidren; the role of attachment in distressed and satisfying relationships; and the ways attachment-oriented interventions cn address individual problems as well as marital conflict and difficult family transitions. From leading clinicians and researchers, the volume offers both general stategies and specific techniques for helping clients build stronger, more supportive relational bonds.

15x23cm  411 pages  $46.95  

Building a Love That Lasts

The Seven Surprising Secrets of Successful Marriage

Charles Schmitz, Elizabeth Schmitz

Reveals how to sustain a long-term loving marriage. In addition to exploring the seven key ingredients that define a successful marriage--togetherness, truthfulness, respect and kindness, staying fit, joint finances, tactile communication, and surprise and unpredictability--the authors have included hundreds of insightful and practical interviews with happy couples. Focuses on what's right about a successful relationship, rather than what's wrong.

23x16cm  306 pages  $22.95  

Children of the Self-Absorbed

A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents

Nina Brown

Now in a second edition. Millions of adults have immature, self-absorbed parents who made their children responsible for their physical and emotional well-being. Here psychologist Brown helps grown children come to terms with the results of such an upbringing, including tendencies to overcomply to others' needs, withdraw when someone needs nurturing, and lack self-esteem.

23x15cm  180 pages  $29.00  

Connecting Through Touch

Peggy Horan

Starting with a simple setting that can easily be accomplished with few special preparations, readers will learn, step-by-step, how to make a deep and meaningful connect with their partner's body. Using a combination of strokes from the most time-honored massage traditions, they will learn to be mindful of where their partner holds stress and tension. As the massage continues, readers will enter into a profound nonverbal dialogue with their partner, learning much from the simple act of contact with another body. All of the techniques are illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Elegant and refined, this book is a perfect gift for a special someone or a friend in love.

22x18cm  184 pages  $25.00  

Crossing The Tracks For Love

What to Do When You and Your Partner Grew Up in Different Worlds

Ruby K Payne

A guide for successfully negotiating the barriers that divide economic classes, this book explores the ways that people from poverty, middle class, and wealth view the world and operate within it in terms of intimacy, gender roles, employment, entertainment, decision-making, raising children, dealing with in-laws, food and dining, and free time. It exposes the mindsets and attitudes that trigger conflict between people of different economic classes, and provides solutions you can use immediately to improve your relationships, smooth your own transition between classes, increase opportunities for someone you care about, and move confidently in any social setting.

21x13cm  200 pages  $22.00  

Discovering Your Couple Sexual Style

Sharing Desire, Pleasure, and Satisfaction

Barry McCarthy, Emily McCarthy

The challenge for serious couples, whether married or unmarried, is to build mature couple sexuality. Romantic love and passionate sex provide the impetus to become involved in a serious relationship' however, it is developing an intimate, erotic couple sexual style that is the special challenge.
This book is about helping couples enhance intimacy and sexual satisfaction. The McCarthys provide relevant sexual information, exercises, and practical tools to help couples change attitudes and experience. They focus on positive, realistic sexual expectations, the dimensions of touch, and clear verbal and nonverbal communication between partners which facilitates genuine sexual satisfaction and connection.

22x15cm  135 pages  $30.00  

Enduring Desire

Your Guide to Lifelong Intimacy

Michael Metz, Barry McCarthy

Inspires and motivates readers with real-life examples and clear, helpful individual and couple exercises to reach for realistic and high quality sexual satisfaction as a couple. Throughout the book, the authors promote positive, realistic sexual expectations without commercialism and the exotic promises of hype that set people up for disappointment. The message is down-to-earth and full of joy for all couples, from their 20s to their 80s. They advocate the variable, flexible 'Good Enough Sex' (GES) model, which validates the inherent variability and flexibility of couple sexuality and examine the biopsychosocial, multidimensional, and comprehensive roles, functions,and meanings of couple sexuality.

23x15cm  225 pages  $32.00  

Enough about You, Let's Talk about Me

How to Recognize and Manage the Narcissists in Your Life

Les Carter

Those who are in the unenviable position of living or working with a narcissist have learned by sad trial and error that they are the only one in the relationship who can change the dynamic. Certainly narcissists don't think they need to change. "Enough" "About You, Let's Talk About Me" is a hands-on resource for helping colleagues, families, and spouses deal with people who exhibit narcissistic tendencies by learning how to change their own attitudes and responses.

22x15cm  193 pages  $18.00  

Family Ties That Bind

A Self-Help Guide to Change Through Family of Origin Therapy

Ronald W Richardson

Now in its fourth edition. Most people's lives are complicated by family relationships. The "rules" we are brought up with can affect both our self-esteem and our relationsThis easy-to-read book explains what you can do to change the way you act within your family and with other important people. The step-by-step exercises show how to apply the principles to your own situation and develop a more positive approach to your life. hips.

23x15cm  142 pages  $20.00  

Five Love Languages

How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate

Gary Chapman

This book explores the all-important languages of love, helping each partner discover which actions are interpreted by the other one as loving and affirming, and which as indifferent and demeaning.

22x15cm  204 pages  $19.95  

Getting Past the Affair

A Program to Help You Cope, Heal, and Move on -- Together or Apart

Douglas Snyder

In the aftermath of infidelity, couples often struggle with emotional turmoil and sometimes make decisions they later regret. This resource helps them overcome the initial shock, understand what happened and why, and think clearly about their best interests before they act.

22x15cm  342 pages  $25.00  

Getting the Love you Want

20th Anniversary Edition

Harville Hendrix

Originally published in 1988, "Getting the Love You Want" has helped millions of couples attain more loving, supportive, and deeply satisfying relationships. The 20th anniversary edition contains extensive revisions to this ground breaking book, with a new chapter, new exercises, and a foreword detailing Dr Hendrix's updated philosophy for eliminating "all negativity" from couples' daily interactions, allowing readers of the 2008 edition to benefit from his ongoing discoveries during his last two decades of work.
In partnership with his wife, Helen LaKelly Hunt, Hendrix originated Imago Relationship Therapy, a unique healing process for couples, prospective couples, and parents.

20x13cm  336 pages  $24.00  

Getting the Love You Want Workbook

The New Couples' Study Guide

Harville Hendrix & Helen Hunt

This is the companion workbook to the "New York Times" bestselling relationship classic, "Getting the Love You Want."

23x19cm  288 pages  $27.00  

Handbook of Couples Therapy

Michele M Harway, ed

The author brings together other well-known experts in marriage and family therapy to offer the Handbook of Couples Therapy, a comprehensive guide to the study and practice of couples therapy.
Recognizing the need for clinically proven, evidence-based approaches, chapters provide detailed coverage of the most effective treatment modes. Couples at different stages of the lifecycle feature prominently in the text, as do relevant special issues and treatment approaches for each stage.
Subjects covered include: Premarital counseling from the PAIRS perspective (an extensive curriculum of interventions for premarital couples) The first years of marital commitment, Couples with young children, Couples with adolescents, Therapy with older couples,and Same sex couples.
A variety of theoretical approaches, including Cognitive-Behavioral, Object Relational, Narrative, Integrative, and Feminist and Contextual Special issues and situations, including serious illness, physical aggression, addiction, infidelity, and religious/spiritual commitments or conflicts.

26x19cm  486 pages  $130.00  

Healing Together

A Couple's Guide to Coping with Trauma & Post-Traumatic Stress

Suzanne Phillips

The fear, distrust, and alienation that trauma survivors often feel has an obvious affect on any close relationship, but especially the relationship to their partner or spouse. Insomnia, nightmares, changes in drinking or drug use, anxiety, depression, changes in communication, loss of interest in sex, and an increase in hostility and anger can all combine to make the partner of the trauma survivor feel pushed away, attacked, or confused. If both partners experienced the trauma, it can be difficult for the partners to support each other in healing when they are struggling with their own loss or grief. This book is targeted to the couple where either one or both of the partners have experienced recent trauma, and encourages couples to see their relationship as one of the strongest resources at their disposal in healing from the trauma. Research shows that the most common forms of trauma are witnessing someone being badly injured or killed, being involved in a fire, flood, or natural disaster, being involved in a life-threatening accident, and combat exposure. Other traumas may include serious health problems, the death or injury of a loved one, or being the victim of a crime. The authors published a guide for couples within the New York City Fire Department, designed to help the firefighters and their partners cope with theaftermath of 9/11, especially as the trauma affected their intimate relationships. This book uses the same information in a format designed for "civilian" couples that have experienced any sort of trauma. Healing Together will offer practical, step-by-step tools, and cover the following topics: Establishing a safe and compassionate space to heal Communicating about needs Coping with loss and grief Recapturing lost intimacy Fighting, disagreements, and anger Coping with trauma memories/PTSD Rebuilding trust and teamwork Building resilience as a couple

22x15cm  187 pages  $24.95  

Helping Couples Get Past the Affair

A Clinician's Guide

Donald Baucom

From leading marital therapists and researchers, this unique book presents a three-stage therapy approach for clinicians working with couples struggling in the aftermath of infidelity. The book provides empirically grounded strategies for helping clients overcome the initial shock, understand what happened and why, think clearly about their best interests before they act, and move on emotionally, whether or not they ultimately reconcile. The volume is loaded with vivid clinical examples and carefully designed exercises for use both during sessions and at home. The authors also describe ways to use their related self-help book, "Getting Past the Affair," as an adjunctive resource for clients

23x15cm  351 pages  $42.95  

Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling

A Guide to Brief Therapy (Expanded)

Everette Worthington

Everett L. Worthington Jr. offers a comprehensive manual for assisting couples over common rough spots and through serious problems in a manner that is compassionate, effective and brief.

22x15cm  311 pages  $38.95  

How Can I Forgive You

The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To

Janis Abrahms Spring

This bold and healing book offers step-by-step, concrete instructions that help us make peace with others and with ourselves, while answering such crucial questions as
How do I forgive someone who is unremorseful or dead? What is wrong with refusing to forgive?
How can the offender earn forgiveness?,br> How do we forgive ourselves for hurting another human being?

22x13cm  254 pages  $22.00  

Imago Relationship Therapy

Perspectives on Theory

Harville Hendrix

This groundbreaking book offers an overview of the highly successful Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT) and the relationship of IRT with preceding schools of thought such as psychoanalytic theory, family systems theories, affect theory, and self-psychology. At the heart of IRT is a three-step process involving mirroring (reflecting) the partner's feelings, validating the partner's point of view, and expressing empathy toward the partner's feelings. Imago Relationship Therapy traces IRT's history and explosive growth and outlines the differences and similarities between Imago theory and other models of couples therapy. The book also presents some of the ideas of prominent Imago thinkers, such as the central role of connectivity and the problem of envy in committed relationships.

23x16cm  256 pages  $44.95  

Love is Not For Cowards

How understanding your past can transform your relationship

Birgit Weber

Love is Not For Cowards is a book about daring to love. About daring to share our inner feelings and thoughts with our partner without worrying about their reactions. Unfortunately, many people believe that conflicts should be avoided at all costs, as they are the sign of an unhealthy relationship. Paradoxically this often leads to a breakdown instead of the development of a deeper relationship.
Leading Danish psychotherapist Birgit Weber believes the fear of revealing our true selves stems from our childhood. It is these fears that lie behind all the misunderstandings we may experience with our partner. In this highly accessible book, Birgit Weber shows how we can refine our reactions and feelings without expecting that our partner should accept these. It is only when we accept ourselves that we can become a whole person and thereby be a better partner. This book is at once confronting, insightful, reassuring and exhilarating.

22x14cm  184 pages  $24.95  

Love, Sex and Long-Term Relationships

What People with Asperger Syndrome Really Really Want

Sarah Hendricks, Stephen Shore

What are the motivations and desires behind relationship choices and sexual behaviour? Are they very different for those with Asperger Syndrome (AS) than for anyone else? Does having extreme sensitivity to physical touch or an above average need for solitude change one's expectation of relationships or sexual experience? Many people on the autism spectrum have limited knowledge of how to establish or conduct sexual relationships: drawing on extensive research with people on the autism spectrum, the book openly explores such questions. For the first time people with AS discuss their desires, needs and preferences in their own words. AS attitudes to issues such as gender, sexual identity and infidelity are included, as well as positive advice for developing relationships and exploring options and choices for sexual pleasure. This accessible book is an invaluable source of information and support for those with Asperger Syndrome and couples in which one or both partners has Asperger Syndrome, as well as counsellors and health and social care professionals.

23x16cm  140 pages  $36.95  

Making Marriage Simple

Ten Truths for Changing the Relationship You Have Into the One You Want

Harville Hendrix, Helen LaKelly Hunt

America's leading marriage experts distill the secrets to a happy marriage into 10 simple truths. They distill what they've learned from decades of research, their counseling with married couples, and their own 30-year relationship, into 10 essential and provocative truths about marriage.

21x15cm  208 pages  $33.00  

Marriage Clinic

John Gottman

Presents a complete marital therapy program based on John Gottman's much heralded research on marital success and failure. Contains a wide range of succinct and useful assessment procedures and a highly specific, research-based, and modularized treatment program. Includes dozens of questionnaires and interview protocols to be used in both assessment and intervention.

17x24cm  456 pages  $59.95  

Mindful Couple

How acceptance and mindfulness can lead you to the love you want

Robyn D Walser

All of us want to be fully accepted in our relationships, yet it can be difficult to fully accept our partners for who they are. This insightful guide for couples is based on a simple concept: Act out of kindness, love, and acceptance, and you will open your relationship for the creation of greater kindness, love, and acceptance.
With strategies drawn from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), a powerful therapeutic approach, this book will help you identify your core values and discover,as a couple, the beauty that is available to you and your partner when you bring greater awareness and values-guided behavior to your relationship. Each chapter explores a key issue, such as passion, fidelity, and the balance between dependence and independence, and includes specific practices you can do alone or with your partner to help you build a vital relationship.

176 pages  $23.00  

Multicultural Couple Therapy

Mudita Rastogi, Volker Thomas

Psychotherapists today work in multicultural settings with diverse clients, including couples from multiple ethnic groups. Most models of couple and family therapy were developed using a Eurocentric, middle class value system. Thus a majority of mental health professionals were trained to view the family life cycle, family transitions, developmental tasks, and functional relationships as defined by Euro-American middle class norms. However, as we have observed in the world around us, one size does not fit all. Contextually based values play an integral role in how we view relationships, roles, conflicts and their resolution.
This book provides an in-depth understanding to clinicians, students, educators and supervisors on how diverse clients define conflicts and what they consider to be functional solutions. Each chapter of this book explores the intersection of factors such as culture, gender, immigration, socio-economic status, religious beliefs, and sexual orientation. Readers have the opportunity to analyze case material, explore how prevailing theories and models might be adapted to work with these diverse clients, and understand how to integrate contextual factors in therapy. Each chapter also provides readers with additional resources and experiential exercises that will inform and enhance their mastery of couple therapy.

448 pages  $95.00  

New Codependency

Help and Guidance for Today's Generation

Melody Beattie

This book is a follow up to Codependent No More, published 25 years ago. The New Codependency clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.
The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? We are reminded that much of codependency is normal behavior. It's about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated.

21x14cm  270 pages  $27.00  

Not "Just Friends"

Rebuilding Trust and Recovering Your Sanity After Infidelity

Shirley Glass

Reveals that the disclosure of infidelity is a traumatic event that can reverberate for months--even years. Dr Glass's trauma recovery approach helps couples cope with the obsessions, volatile emotions, flashbacks, and other post-traumatic reactions of betrayed partners.

22x14cm  448 pages  $24.00  

Not to People Like Us

Hidden Abuse in Upscale Marriages

Susan Weitzman

A startling expose of domestic violence against well-educated, well-to-do women, and a powerful indictment of the social service system that fails to protect them.

24x16cm  289 pages  $22.00  

Really Relating

How to build an enduring relationship.

Jansen & Newman

Good relationships of all kinds are made - they don't just happen. This book shows you how to really look at yoursef and your relationship, how to create lasting intimacy and how to make a good relationship the first or second time around.

15x23cm  229 pages  $24.95  

Reconcilable Differences

Andrew Christensen , Neil Jacobson

Every couple has arguments, but what happens when recurring battles begin to feel like full-scale war? Do you retreat in hurt and angry silence, hoping that a spouse who "just doesn't get it" will eventually see things your way? Spend the time between skirmishes gathering evidence that you're right? Demand some immediate changes -- or else? Whether due to innate personality traits or emotional vulnerabilities, there are some aspects of our behavior that are difficult to alter. But these differences do not have to get in the way of healthy, happy, and long-lasting romance. This practical guide offers new solutions for couples frustrated by continual attempts to make each other change. Aided by thought- provoking exercises and lots of real-life examples, readers will learn why they keep having the same fights again and again; how to keep small incompatibilities from causing big problems; and how true acceptance can restore health to their relationships.

22x15cm  332 pages  $25.95  

Rekindling Desire

A Step-By-Step Program to Help Low-Sex and No-Sex Marriages 2nd ed

Barry McCarthy, emily McCarthy

With sensitivity and tact, the McCarthys offer a 10-step program that features concrete techniques and effective strategies designed to help couples increase sexual awareness, confront inhibitions, revitalize desire, and integrate intimacy and eroticism.

21x16cm  216 pages  $30.00  

Relationship Cure

A 5 Step guide to strengthening your marriage, family, and friendships.

John Gottman

Gottman decodes the subtle secrets contained in our moment-to-moment communications. By introducting the simple yet amazingly powerful concept of the "bid", he provides a remarkable set of tools for relationship repair, with spouses and lovers, children and other family members, friends, and even work colleagues.

13x20cm  319 pages  $27.00  

Relationship Fitness Kit

A Program to Enrich your Relationship

Elizabeth Dalzell an Brian Heath

This Kit, 2DVDs and a CD Rom, offers a range of learning opportunities and relationship skills development which are designed to be used either in the privacy of your own home or in group settings. The DVDs are divided into three independent segments approximately 35 minutes duration.
The CD rom has exercises and additional commentary for use on your computer. Throughout the DVDs suggestions are made as to how ad when to use the exercises on the CD rom.
The "kit" will be helpful for:-
All couples who want to ensure the emotional fitness at any stage of their relationship.
Plus all professionals in the field who support couple growth.
As well as others who cold "Lend" this resource eg. celebrants, doctors, community groups. Suggestions for how to use the guidelines are included.

The DVDs include 3 scenarios of different relationships, an edited version of the Family of Origin video (produced by Elizabeth and Brian some years ago) personal experiences and exercises. The material is presented with humour, passion, and desire to encourage the viewers to take their relationships to a "Fitter Level".
Both Elizabeth and Brian, who have worked together in the relationship education for over 25 years, are committed to couple growth, and know that lasting relationships don't just happen automatically. This resource provides information, insights an food for thought for all viewers.


Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work

John M Gottman

Presents the seven principles that guide couples on the path toward a harmonious and long-lasting relationship. Packed with practical questionnaires and exercises this book is the definitive guide for anyone who wants their relationship to attain its highest potential.
Having researched marriage to the point where he can 'predict divorce' Gottman sets out the seven attributes that he considers will help marriages to thrive.

13x20cm  271 pages  $24.00  

Sexual Awareness

Couple Sexuality for the Twenty-First Century 5th ed

Barry McCarthy, Emily McCarthy

In the newest edition of this classic text, veteran authors Barry and Emily McCarthy explain how desire, pleasure, and satisfaction can enrich your relationship. As the premier book on the subject, Sexual Awareness focuses on factors that promote and subvert healthy couple sexuality. Reading this book and partaking in the psychosocial skill exercises it contains will help couples learn how to value sexuality as a positive and satisfying part of their lives. Couples at any stage of their relationship will learn how to enhance sexual awareness, communication, feelings, and function. The result will be enhanced desire and eroticism that will help couples understand themselves and each other better.

20x14cm  249 pages  $26.00  

Surviving Infidelity

Making Decisions, Recovering from the Pain

Rona B Subotnik & Gloria G Harris

The betrayal, rage, sadness, and jealousy is unlike anything you've experienced before. And yet it is possible to move forward, decide what to do in your marriage, and most important, heal.
The 3rd ed of this book gives strategies to help understand the different kinds of affairs and why they happen (including Internet and emotional affairs) cope with your emotions, from grief to rage, repair the marriage if you choose to, and learn what it takes to be a survivor.

22x14cm  240 pages  $20.00  

Take Back Your Marriage

Sticking Together in a World That Pulls Us Apart 2nd ed

William J Doherty

All couples walk to the altar dreaming of happily-ever-after, but many forces in our society work against healthy lifelong commitment. Renowned family therapist William Doherty reveals how cracks can develop in even a rock-solid marriage, and what steps you can take to keep your love strong. Learn ways to break free of common traps like confusing desires with needs, comparing your spouse to your fantasies of other relationships, or becoming overtime parents instead of full-time partners. Discover suggestions for creating relationship rituals--from mundane to celebratory, sexy to silly--that build closeness and connection every day. The updated second edition incorporates Dr. Doherty's ongoing experience counselling couples, plus the latest information on marriage and health, how divorce affects kids, the impact of new technologies on family life, and more.

24x15cm  198 pages  $19.95  

Towards Parenthood

Preparing for the Changes and Challenges of a New Baby

Jeannette Milgrom and others

This guidebook aims to assist parents manage the complex demands of parenting. An additional aim is to strengthen the couple relationship and the relationship between parents and infants. Skills in coping, problem-solving, enhancing self-esteem, assertive communication, bonding with your baby and understanding your baby's cues are presented.
The program has been extensively piloted with Australian families. Focus groups have been conducted and the program has been revised to incorporate their feedback. Overall, parents who were involved in the program told us they both enjoyed and gained from it.
Prof. Jeannette Milgrom, Jennifer Ericksen, Dr Brownyn Leigh, Yolanda Romeo, Elizabeth Loughlin, Bella Saunders and Rachael McCarthy are current and past members of the Parent–Infant Research Institute (PIRI) team at Austin Health, Victoria.

30x22cm  144 pages  $34.95  

Tricky People

How to deal with horrible types before they ruin your life

Andrew Fuller

Profiles the whole scary range of ‘difficult’ types: back-stabbers, white-anters, blamers, whingers, bullies, tyrants, controllers, charmers, know-it-alls, perfectionists, competitors and the seriously self-obsessed. It offers imaginative yet practical ways to deal with these dangerous and frustrating creatures and identify the slippery techniques they employ to get their way. Buried cleverly within all the humour is an in-depth look at how difficult people manage us for their own ends – and how to overturn that. It helps us understand relationship patterns, office politics, our own shortcomings in our dealings with others, and what a difficult person might be able to teach us.

22x14cm  280 pages  $26.95  

Truth About Love

The Highs, the Lows, and How You Can Make It Last Forever

Patricia Love

Describes the natural stages of love, refuting various romantic notions that can undermine a relationship. Offers realistic insights designed to strenghten the bonds of love, and presents suggestions on how to transform a relationship.


What Makes Love Last?

How to Build Trust and Avoid Betrayal

John Gottman, Nan Silver

In this insightful and long-awaited book, celebrated research psychologist and couples counselor John Gottman plumbs the mysteries of love and shares the results of his famous "Love Lab" Where does love come from? Why does some love last, and why does some fade? And how can we keep it alive?
Based on laboratory findings, this book shows readers how to identify signs, behaviors, and attitudes that indicate a fraying relationship and provides strategies for repairing what may seem lost or broken

21x15cm  304 pages  $25.00  

Why Him? Why Her?

How to Find and Keep Lasting Love

Helen Fisher

This book unlocks the hidden code of desire and attachment, helping readers to use nature's chemistry to find and keep their life partner.

21x14cm  305 pages  $24.00  

Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love

Unravelling the Simple Truth

Barbara Pease and Allan Pease

Will men and women ever see eye-to-eye about love and sex? How will relationships ever be rewarding if men only want to rush into bed and women want to rush to the altar? In this practical, witty and down-to-earth guide, couples experts Allan and Barbara Pease reveal the truth about how men and women can "really "get along. By translating science and cutting edge research into a powerful yet highly entertaining read, you'll learn how to find true happiness and compatibility with the opposite sex.

20x13cm  265 pages  $22.00  

Why Women Talk and Men Walk

How to Improve Your Relationship Without Discussing It

Patricia Love and Steve Stosney

You know how it can get when a relationship turns sour. Women want to talk things through. Men want to walk away and ignore the problem. It's an uncomfortable scenario that we've all witnessed or experienced, and one that we'd like to avoid. By explaining that it is the fundamental differences between men and women that can make relationships so hard, the authors reveal that the key to a great relationship is not communication but rediscovering and maintaining the connection a couple felt when they first met. Their groundbreaking techniques show how to engage with a partner and reignite the feelings that made that partnership so special to begin with.

22x15cm  240 pages  $32.95