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Building Intimate Relationships

Author : Rita DeMaria
ISBN : 9781135454395
Genre : Psychology
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Psychology

Conflict In Intimate Relationships

Author : Dudley D. Cahn
ISBN : 0898629829
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Why is the potential for conflict so great for intimate partners? This volume integrates research from psychology, sociology, communications, and family studies to provide a comprehensive, practical synthesis of findings concerning conflict in close personal relationships. Combining discussion of both theory and practice, the volume illuminates why conflict occurs frequently between friends, romantic partners, distressed couples, and divorcing spouses, and also offers professionals a framework for understanding conflict as they try to help defuse strife. The book establishes conflict as a process that lies dormant in any mutually dependent relationship. Depending on the partners' strategies in conflict, the potential for disagreement can quickly become a real obstacle between them and can even threaten to end the relationship. To better determine the source of stress, three different research paradigms are presented to explain the conflict process and why it occurs, as well as to suggest what can be done to help partners manage conflict and preserve intimacy. The systems-interactionists' approach is presented first. This section discusses methods used to characterize destructive and constructive communication behavior patterns and strategies for dispute resolution. Next, the rules-interventionist approach examines ways in which a mediator can help divorcing couples end one relationship and begin another. Finally, the cognitive-exchange approach is considered. Methods used to determine the antecedent conditions which influence partners' reactions during conflict are presented and approaches for helping them modify destructive communication strategies are discussed. Throughout, terminology and measurements are made to correspond across disciplines so that the work is accessible to all. In addition to relating particular studies and research programs to their appropriate research approaches, the book shows how conflict is uniquely handled when distressed partners engage in problem solving, when disputing partners engage in mediation, and when same and opposite sex partners participate in developing relationships. Comparison and contrast emphasize the role played by conflict communication behavior, rules, and strategies found in developing intimate relationships, the destructive conflict characteristic of emotionally distressed couples, and the bargaining/negotiation characteristic of formal mediation. Drawing together the wide array of research on the topic in a user-friendly format, this book is an ideal resource for any investigator interested in distressed relationships. Offering practical methodology firmly founded in theory, it is invaluable reading for clinicians working with people in conflict. The book also serves as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of conflict in interpersonal relationships, and as supplementary reading for a variety of courses where conflict is a focus of study.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Intimate Relationships

Author : Wendell Ricketts
ISBN : 0866567127
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Experts present insightful perspectives on the social worker's role in the counseling of clients who have problems with love. As the social work profession recognizes that love and intimacy are essential ingredients of individual and collective social functioning, efforts are underway to legitimize the study of the complexities, problems, and characteristics of intimate human relationships. This book examines the dynamics of different kinds of love--love of self, love toward others, and love between client and therapist. Other topics include romantic love "scripts" and their influence on people's relationships, sex-role conditioning, special concerns of adolescents, the elderly, and gay men and lesbians.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Love And Intimate Relationships

Author : Norman M. Brown
ISBN : 0876309791
Genre : Psychology
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Drawing on the latest research in areas ranging from social psychology to biology and anthropology, combined with the experiences of many observers of human behavior, this volume provides a remarkable synthesis of theories and data that make the best attempt so far at explaining the mysteries of love, intimacy, and relationships. Using a style that draws students into the ongoing inquiry into how relationships work, Love and Intimate Relationships investigates the life cycle of relationships, influences that affect them, theories behind them, and ways to improve them. Dozens of stories from students; case examples; and over 150 tables, figures, and cartoons help bring the material alive. The multidisciplinary perspective of the textbook makes it ideal for courses in psychology, marriage and family studies, communications studies, and interpersonal relationships.
Category: Psychology

The New Science Of Intimate Relationships

Author : Garth J. O. Fletcher
ISBN : 9780470775196
Genre : Psychology
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Written by one of the world's leading authorities on close relationships, this accessible study is one of the first to look seriously at what science can tell us about love, sex and friendship.
Category: Psychology

Personality In Intimate Relationships

Author : Luciano L'Abate
ISBN : 0387226079
Genre : Psychology
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Four decades of contributions to personality theory and family practice have earned Luciano L’Abate a worldwide reputation for therapeutic insights. Now he expands on his pathbreaking relational theory of personality to apply it to the twenty-first-century family in all its configurations. Personality in Intimate Relationships showcases L’Abate’s trademark elegant style and provocative ideas in his most accessible work to date. Based on Axes I and II of the DSM-IV, the book describes relationships along a readily identifiable continuum ranging from optimal functionality to severe pathology, linking the author’s conceptual framework to specific diagnostic strategies, therapeutic interventions, and prevention programs. L’Abate’s theory not only integrates individual and family theories and seemingly disparate schools of thought, but is also inclusive of nontraditional relationships—grandparent/grandchild dyads, adoptive families, same-sex couples, and others—that are often left out of the family literature. Among the key areas explored in the book: • Selfhood and self-differentiation • Confrontation and sharing of hurt feelings • Negotiating, bargaining, and problem-solving • Dealing with distance and closeness • Intimacy and the ability to love In addition, the reader is referred to complementary online appendices that supply helpful questionnaires, workbooks, and ideas for further applications. Personality in Intimate Relationships offers fresh perspective to all frontline practitioners as well as investigators in this area. It is also ideal for graduate courses in abnormal psychology and personal development.
Category: Psychology

Understanding Marriage Family And Intimate Relationships

Author : Jerry D. Lehman
ISBN : 9780398076078
Genre : Family & Relationships
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This introductory textbook is for students who are interested in learning about and establishing healthy marriage, family, and intimate relationships. With divorce rates high and relationships fragile, books and courses are needed that help students address important issues regarding relationships. The readers of this text examine many important and relevant issues through the lens of theory and research and do so using a written format that is readable, understandable, and easy to apply to oneís life. It was written so that each chapter has information that readers will find helpful as they attempt to establish and maintain meaningful, healthy relationships. There are questions throughout each chapter that help readers focus not only on the material but also on how the material relates to their present and past relationship and family situations. The text provides material on the research of John Gottman, the object relations theory of Harville Hendrix, the solution- focused approach of Michele Weiner-Davis, and the PREP approach to conflict management of Markman, Stanley, and Blumberg. These and other topics discussed are very relevant to studentsí concerns and are addressed in greater depth than found in most other texts. The emphasis is not just on couple relationships but also on family relationships. Therefore, in this book there is extensive coverage of family systems theory and the influence of family rules and family structure on the development of families. There is also material on how change produces transitions in family life that must be assimilated into the family structureófor example, when a couple has their first child. Thus, both couple and family issues are addressed throughout the book. For instructors who want to focus their courses on marriage, family, and intimate relationships, this book would be an ideal choice. A study guide for students and instructional material for instructors can be obtained by visiting
Category: Family & Relationships

Intimate Relationships

Author : Mavis Klein
ISBN : 9781780998374
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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If human life, as the author argues, is a constant and desperate bid to compensate for our mortality, then the desire to love and to be loved is our greatest imagined panacea against the fact of our death. In modern Western society our problems have changed: now, with our stomachs full, our need to feel we are struggling to survive has become increasingly focussed on a growing dissatisfaction and insecurity in our personal relationships. Drawing on her 35 years' experience as an individual and group psychotherapist, Mavis Klein here elaborates her original theory of five basic personality types, ten compound types, and fifteen ways in which the basic types interact with each other in our relationships to others. She clearly elucidates the behaviours that disguise our often self-induced pains, and how these pains can be transmuted into our greatest talents and joy. This book addresses the reality of the world we are so often unwilling to accept: the irrational and violent world of shame, doubt, guilt, fear, love and hate.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Science Of Intimate Relationships

Author : Garth J. O. Fletcher
ISBN : 9781118355169
Genre : Psychology
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The Science of Intimate Relationships represents thefirst interdisciplinary approach to the latest scientific findingsrelating to human sexual relationships. Offers an unusual degree of integration across topics, whichinclude intimate relationships in terms of both mind and body;bonding from infancy to adulthood; selecting mates; love;communication and interaction; sex; passion; relationshipdissolution; and more Summarizes the links among human nature, culture, and intimaterelationships Presents and integrates the latest findings in the fields ofsocial psychology, evolutionary psychology, human sexuality,neuroscience and biology, developmental psychology, anthropology,and clinical psychology. Authored by four leading experts in the field Instructor materials are available at ahref=""
Category: Psychology

Intimate Relationships And Sexual Health

Author : Catherine Davies
ISBN : 1934575887
Genre : Education
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A complete curriculum for teaching about sexual health and intimate relationships, taking into consideration the learning preferences, sensitivity, social and other issues characteristic of individuals with autism spectrum disorders.
Category: Education

Intimate Relationships In Medical School

Author : Michael F. Myers
ISBN : 9781452220994
Genre : Medical
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Intimate Relationships in Medical School is for anyone studying the medical sciences who is married or in a committed relationship. Michael Myers-an experienced psychiatrist and clinician- uses several case examples throughout the book which are composites from his practice. Through these and the author's suggestions and insights, the busy, committed medical student and his or her partner will increase their ability to confront and resolve misunderstandings.
Category: Medical

Support Processes In Intimate Relationships

Author : Kieran T. Sullivan
ISBN : 0199701679
Genre : Psychology
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In the past twenty years or so, research on support processes in relationships has emerged as a distinct development in the field. Researchers have drawn from studies in the fields of communication, social support, and intimate relationships to conduct research examining support processes in relationships on micro and macro levels. Theoretical models of support processes in intimate relationships have been developed and increasingly sophisticated methodologies and data analytic techniques are being used to accumulate considerable and convincing evidence of the importance and complexity of support processes in intimate relationships. This edited book offers a broad yet coherent view of the field, showcasing novel, state-of-the-art research and theory on support processes in intimate relationships. Cutting-edge scholarly work is compiled in one accessible volume, which is designed to provoke and guide new research on social support. The book is divided into five sections designed to reflect emerging themes in the literature on support processes and intimate relationships. "Getting What One Wants: Perceived Support in Intimate Relationships" highlights the importance of offering support that is consistent with the needs of the recipient. "Providing What Partners Need: Interpersonal Aspects of Support" focuses on the importance of empathic understanding, validation of support seekers' needs, attachment styles, and the emotional context for effective support provision. "Complexities of Support Processes in Individual and Couple Well Being" highlights the complex nature of support, presenting research on the effects of partner support on coping with stress, differential responses to daily support, and the importance of providing support for positive events. "Support in the Context of Health-related Problems and Behaviors" is comprised of chapters describing the effects of support on health, illness, and injury. Finally, "Culture and Gender" presents research that explores the role of gender and culture in support processes in couples.
Category: Psychology

Knowing And Not Knowing In Intimate Relationships

Author : Paul C. Rosenblatt
ISBN : 9781107435629
Genre : Psychology
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In the extensive literature on couples and intimacy, little has been written about knowing and not knowing as people experience and understand them. Based on intensive interviews with thirty-seven adults, this book shows that knowing and not knowing are central to couple relationships. They are entangled in love, sexual attraction, trust, commitment, caring, empathy, decision making, conflict, and many other aspects of couple life. Often the entanglement is paradoxical. For example, many interviewees revealed that they hungered to be known and yet kept secrets from their partner. Many described working hard at knowing their partner well, and yet there were also things about their partner and their partner's past that they wanted not to know. This book's qualitative, phenomenological approach builds on and adds to the largely quantitative social psychological, communications and family field literature to offer a new and accessible insight into the experience of intimacy.
Category: Psychology

Violence In Intimate Relationships

Author : Ximena B. Arriaga
ISBN : 9781452221748
Genre : Psychology
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This book discusses causes and precursors of violence, explores the psychological characteristics of perpetrators of violence, and describes and evaluates potential responses to it.
Category: Psychology

Adolescent Romantic Relationships As Precursors Of Healthy Adult Marriages

Author : Benjamin R. Karney
ISBN : 9780833041784
Genre : Education
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Policymakers are interested in promoting healthy marriages in adulthood by providing services to strengthen the adolescent precursors of healthy marriage, especially within low-income populations. But if programs and curricula targeting adolescent romantic relationships are to be effective, they must be grounded in an accurate understanding of how adolescent relationships function and the role that they play in the development of healthy adult marriages. This report evaluates the current landscape of theory, research, and interventions addressing the role of adolescent romantic relationships in the development of healthy adult marriages. Drawing on a thorough review of the existing theoretical and empirical literature in this area, as well as interviews with practitioners directly involved with developing or administering relationship education to adolescents, the authors bring together relevant research and theory from a wide range of disciplines that have examined these issues, and suggest future directions for research and intervention. In particular, they note that although research describing romantic relationships in low-income populations is sparse, there are already-existing nationally representative data sets that include data from substantial numbers of well-sampled low-income adolescents. Analyses of these data would have relatively low cost and a potentially high yield for informing policies that target low-income youth.
Category: Education

The Shadow Side Of Intimate Relationships

Author : Douglas & Naomi Moseley
ISBN : 9780991544929
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The Shadow Side Of Intimate Relationships takes a very real look at intimate relationship and what is occurring beneath each partner's surface awareness when un-nourishing patterns of behavior begin to get locked into place. It sheds light on aspects that intimate partners seldom recognize or want to confront and takes the view that both partners must become more aware of themselves, at deeper levels, warts and all, if they want to experience an authentic, enduring love. “Doug and Naomi Moseley are experts when it comes to the underbelly [shadow side] of relationships. This book is a must- read for folks who desire a deeper understanding of marriage dynamics.” John Bradshaw, author, Healing the Shame That Binds You “A real book for real people who are lost in power struggle and want to find their way to love and passion in marriage.” John Gray, Ph.D., author, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus "With incredible clarity, uncompromising truth, and rare and refreshing wisdom, the Moseleys have written a life-changing book that will help couples create profoundly intimate relationships.” Marriage Magazine “Terrific! A great leap forward in the process of personal development through relationship. Very highly recommended.” Brugh Joy, M.D., F.A.C.P., author, Joy’s Way, Avalanche “The authors have managed to integrate deep psychological information into a down-to-earth, workable model. This book is a must-read for individuals, couples, and helping professionals.” Pat Love, Ed.D., Past President, International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, co-author, Hot Monogamy “. . . an invaluable resource for understanding the full range of life’s most rigorous spiritual practice: the art and craft of relationship. This book gives a realistic and inspiring vie w of ho w enriching and challenging an authentic intimate relationship can be.” Angeles Arrien, Ph.D., Cultural Anthropologist, author, The Four-Fold Way, Signs of Life
Category: Family & Relationships

Intimate Relationships And How To Improve Them

Author : Luciano L'Abate
ISBN : 1567506763
Genre : Psychology
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Breaks ground showing how theory and clinical practice can enrich each other reciprocally in prevention and psychotherapy focused on problems with intimate relationships.
Category: Psychology

The Intimate Relationships Of The Inner And Outer Soul

Author : Mary A Johnson-Castle
ISBN : 1475929315
Genre : Poetry
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Let your mind be filled with the intriguing expressions of imagination with the words by this author. Let your imagination flow while finding the intimate relationships of your own inner or outer soul. You may find that the words have captured your memories of an old intimate relationship or one that is new, you may find your peace with God or words that tell your story religiously. You may find that you will gaze into the stars of the night as you become one with the beauty of nature.
Category: Poetry

Your Spiritual Home Field Advantage A Book About Intimate Relationships

Author : Lisa Brabo
ISBN : 9781435709010
Genre : Self-Help
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Intimate Relationships can be a struggle. Hard to figure out. . Is your relationship right for you? . Why do some people find their perfect mates and others do not? . Can you "re-fresh" a relationship that's gone stale? What is a fresh, healthy relationship like? . Does everyone have a one-and-only true love? . Is love at first sight possible? . Do you feel alone in your relationship, but aren't sure what to do about it? . How can you feel so strongly about someone but that person not feel the same about you? . What does your relationship say about you? In Your Spiritual Home Field Advantage: A Book About Intimate Relationships, Dr. Brabo explores these perplexing questions and offers a model for understanding and thriving in the crazy world of love.
Category: Self-Help