A Couple’s Guide to Communication

Although this book was written to be used primarily by couples, it has become a bestselling text for college counseling courses. The skills and techniques introduced are based on the way distressed and nondistressed couples differ when solving problems. Each chapter includes practice exercises to help couples master the problem-solving techniques presented. Appendices contain problem inventories for husband and wife, a knowledge assessment self-test, and a trouble-shooting guide.

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  1. Great for one and all This book was recommended for me to read by my Sociology Professor instead of John Gray’s work, Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus, and I love it! I’ve delved a little into both texts and enjoy Gottman’s work better since its suggestions are backed by years of clinical research on how thousands of couples communicate and presents the strategies that worked best for them, where Gray’s are more based on observations. This book gives practical step by step knowledge of how to…

  2. Great Book! This book helped me understand that we often do more damage to our relationships even when we intend to make things better. After reading this book, I see that there are so many things that I noticed in myself and my partner that negatively affected our relationship. We are now on the path to correct these things and our relationship is getting better month by month. This book as well as a very enlightening book called “The Ever-transcending Spirit” by Toru Sato are Godsends to us…

  3. A Couple’s Guide to Communication This book was published in 1976. There are more current books by the same author that are much better. He is a researcher who was just “starting out” in 1976 and has since made new discoveries so that this book (examples for sure) are very out-of-date for today’s world.

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