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Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple

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Conflict in any relationship can be healthy but with emotion and passion integrated, perspective can be blurred.  I liked the execution of the material and guidance provided in this book.  Definitely some items I can use in my relationship.
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Title: Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple 
Author: Lisa Gray
Genre: Self Help for Married Couples 
Narrator: First Person 
Loved this book! I love good self help books. And this one is really good. It’s written by a therapist who helps married couples try to find healthy conflict in their relationship so they can work through things together and not just hang on to a branch dangling in your marriage. She has many good ways to do that but te couples have to be willing to do the work. And she can almost 💯 percent guarantee you that if you do do the work that it will help your marriage. And we all need help pretty much, right? It can help in other relationships too and even if you’re doing it on your own! Get this book. It’s a must read! 
Thank you to #NetGalley,, the publishers, and author for the opportunity to read and review #HappyConflictHappyCouple with my honest thoughts and opinions.
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This had a lot of wonderful information in it. I really appreciated the way the author broke down the info topic by topic in a way that I felt was easily digestible. I also really like how the author touched on what this book is NOT for. I think those messages are important for people the not be led astray into wrong ideas. I would recommend this book and author to others.
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I think this book would be excellent for couples in difficult relationships who might not know proper communication channels. It should be noted that to each their own and an author like Gray can only provide sound advice. It may not (read as won't) work for everyone. 

I did receive an ARC of this publication and my review is left without compensation or credit.
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As an avid reader and someone passionate about nurturing healthy relationships, I must say that "Healthy Conflict, Happy Couples" is an exceptional guide that delves deep into the art of managing conflicts within a relationship. 
From the very beginning, the author makes it clear that conflicts are an inevitable part of any relationship and should not be viewed negatively. Instead, they can be seen as opportunities for growth and understanding between partners. The book is well-structured, presenting a comprehensive analysis of different types of conflicts that couples commonly encounter, along with various ways to handle them in a healthy and constructive manner.

The book emphasizes the significance of healthy communication, providing practical advice on effective listening, expressing emotions constructively, and using "I" statements to prevent blame games. The author stresses the importance of empathy and understanding each other's perspectives, fostering an environment of trust and emotional safety.

Moreover, "Healthy Conflict, Happy Couples" offers a plethora of real-life examples and case studies that couples can relate to. These stories add a personal touch to the book and illustrate how the principles of conflict resolution can be applied in various situations. Additionally, the book covers practical exercises and techniques that can help couples navigate conflicts in a constructive manner. From active listening exercises to collaborative problem-solving techniques, the tools provided in this book are immensely valuable in building a stronger relationship.

What truly sets this book apart is its focus on promoting personal growth within relationships. Instead of merely advocating compromise, it encourages couples to identify and understand their own needs and desires. By doing so, couples can find creative solutions that cater to both partners, leading to a more fulfilling and harmonious relationship.

In conclusion, "Healthy Conflict, Happy Couples" is a must-read for anyone seeking to enrich their romantic relationships. Whether you are newlyweds or have been together for decades, the wisdom and insights shared in this book will undoubtedly help you navigate conflicts with compassion, understanding, and maturity. It's a transformative guide that empowers couples to not only resolve conflicts but also to strengthen the bond they share. I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking to build a lasting and blissful partnership.

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A special thank you to NetGalley for providing a free copy of this book, allowing me the opportunity to explore its invaluable contents.
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Very actionable tips on conflict resolution, but would be more effective / feel more legitimate if it cited actual research. The concepts are well known in couples work, so I wouldn’t say this adds much beyond Gottman’s books, but it’s an accurate summary of common techniques.
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Thanks NetGalley for the eARC!

This will be such a helpful tool for anyone who needs assistance with conflict/resolution. It is also not religious either, which was a huge plus for me.
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Better than average book on marriage and conflict. I like the charts and the break up of the content. And I super happy we have a book base in research instead of scripture.
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Such a realistic approach to dealing with conflict in a variety of ways with your spouse. Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC. I plan to put to use what I learned. Five stars!
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Lisa Gray's book, "Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple," is a must-read for couples who find themselves engaged in constant arguments and disagreements that undermine the foundation of their relationship. Gray skillfully delves into the neuroscience of conflict and explores the influence of family upbringing, shedding light on the root causes of unproductive arguments. Her practical techniques are accessible and can be applied in any situation, enabling couples to discover the peace, happiness, and intimacy they desire.

What truly stands out in this empowering guide is Gray's emphasis on evidence-based communication, mindfulness, and cognitive skills. She equips readers with powerful tools to navigate conflict in the heat of the moment, remain composed even amidst heightened emotions, and reach a peaceful resolution. The breathing techniques alone are invaluable, effectively soothing anger and facilitating the discovery of common ground.

However, what sets "Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple" apart is Gray's focus on fostering creative problem-solving skills instead of resorting to blame and attacks. She encourages cooperation and harmony, guiding couples on how to collaborate in finding solutions to their problems. This refreshing approach deviates from traditional conflict resolution methods, which often leave one partner feeling resentful and unheard.

Overall, "Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple" is a well-researched, step-by-step guide that is both easy to comprehend and practical to implement. It proves to be an indispensable resource for couples seeking to fortify their relationship, regardless of whether they are newlyweds or have been together for decades. Gray's expertise in relationship counseling shines through in this book, making it an essential tool for couples aiming to overcome unproductive arguments and cultivate a stronger, healthier bond.
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This book is really a page from Marriage Counseling 101, but it's a great resource for couples who may not be able to get to counseling for one reason or another.  It's also appropriate for folks who want to work on their marriage alone, as it provides strategies both for couples working on their marriage together and partners working on their marriage from a singular standpoint.  There's nothing earth-shattering here, but it's all solid, common-sense advice for the couple that needs a time out from conflict and a way to move forward happily.
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