Diagnose what is wrong in a relationship; take personal responsibility; escape wrong thinking; embrace relationship truths; learn the formula for success; renegotiate a relationship; learn to live with love and harmony.
A pocket-sized reissue of the classic bestseller by Oprah regular, Dr Philip McGraw - essential relationship advice for all couples
Dr Phillip C. McGraw is the person Oprah Winfrey credits with helping her win the Amarillo 'mad cow' trial. A trial scientist with over 15 years' experience in the psycho-legal system, he is president of a litigation consulting firm and leads a team of experts from many fields.
McGraw does a wonderful job of examining practical steps that can help to rescue floundering intimate relationships. From the beginning, he acknowledges that only one partner may be inspired to take the action he recommends. He says the core causes of relationship collapse include believing in relationship myths; failing to take personal responsibility for the relationship; and ignoring one's own "core consciousness" (i.e., that which is integral to one's own belief systems). He then helps the listener learn how these blocks can be identified and overcome. McGraw's acknowledged belief in a "Higher Power" might also bring comfort to users who desire a religious basis for healing. The advice itself, however, is mainstream, obviously based on McGraw's broad experience as a counselor, and will almost certainly inspire someone looking for help for a relationship in crisis. Librarians acquiring this program must be aware of limitations that may make it a secondary purchase. First, this tape is meant to be used over an extended period of time. Second, a "relationship test booklet" is included in the packageÄa small pamphlet that will soon be lost in most libraries. Finally, the author indicates that use of this book alone is enough to save a failing relationship. Most patrons, after reviewing the audiobook, will decide if they want to have their own copy or not. In the meantime, it may offer hope to anyone struggling to make a relationship work.ÄKathleen Sullivan, Phoenix P.L. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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