Increase intimacy in your love relationships and create safety by living positive
value . . . You can use those values to create emotional and spiritual depth in your life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Other books by Benjamin Conley:
The Spiritual Connection: Values, Faith, and Psychotherapy
Taking the Fear Out of Being Close
Success in Marriage
The Meaning of Love
Affirming Feelings

 

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Books about positive values, spirituality, and counseling

Making Relationships Work

This book is a primer about the basics of interpersonal functioning and the power of Imago Relationship Therapy for building trust and intimacy in close relationships.

It is useful for those considering therapy to resolve relationship problems and to learn how to communicate safely with each other.

It makes clear what makes relationships go sour and what makes relationships go right, and what is necessary to learn to apply those principles in your own relationships.

Here is a readable discussion of listening and understanding as essential elements of a lasting relationship, and how Relationship Therapy is an effective tool to accomplish those objectives.


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Contents

The Pain of Relationships Gone Wrong
7
 
Learning a Method That Works
14
Learning from Experience
15
Creating New Experiences
19
What Makes Relationships Go Wrong -- Five Basic Threats
21
1) Force -- Attacking
22
 
2) Rejection -- Withdrawing
25
 
3) Contempt -- Devaluing
27
 
4) Intrusiveness -- Rescuing
28
 
5) Blame -- Criticizing
30
What Makes Relationships Go Right -- Three Basic Affirmations
31
1) Valuing the Person
31
 
2) Valuing Individual Responsibility
33
 
3) Valuing the Other's Point of View
34
A Method that Provides the Essentials
36
1) Safety -- Elimitation of the Five Basic Threats
37
 
2) Nurture - Creation of the three Basic Affirmations
40
What Happens in Relationship Therapy
45
Work in the Therapist's Office
46
 
Structure of the Therapeutic Process
47
 
Foci of the Therapeutic Process
48
How Healing Occurs in Imago Relationship Therapy
53

 

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