Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple
How to Let Go of Blame and Grow Stronger Together
by Lisa Gray
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Pub Date 29 Sep 2023 | Archive Date 01 Aug 2023
New Harbinger Publications, Inc., New Harbinger
Are you constantly arguing with your partner about every little thing? Do you feel like you are on completely different pages when it comes to finances, future plans, or parenting? Most couples fight from time to time, but if fighting is starting to wear at your relationship, you may need a new method for conflict resolution. This empowering guide can help you find the peace, happiness, and intimacy you seek-all while growing stronger together as a couple.
In Healthy Conflict, Happy Couple, relationship expert Lisa Gray breaks down the neuroscience of conflict, examines family of origin learnings-beliefs, attitudes, or habits we learn in childhood from our own parents-and provides practical methods which can be employed in any situation to help you put an end to unproductive arguments. You'll also find evidence-based communication, mindfulness, and cognition skills to help you stay calm, work through disagreements, and come to a peaceful resolution-even when your emotions are running high.
With this step-by-step guide, you'll learn:
- The science of why you fight
- Mindfulness skills to manage conflict in the moment
- How to build awareness of your own fight or flight responses
- Breathing techniques to soothe anger
- Creative problem-solving skills to encourage cooperation and harmony!
“Managing conflict is a skill, Lisa Gray teaches in Healthy Conflict, Healthy Couple; a skill we can learn to master. Gray’s voice is warm and engaging as she guides the reader with examples and exercises. This is a book every client and therapist should have on their shelf.”
—Catherine Auman, LMFT, psychotherapist, and award-winning author of Shortcuts to Mindfulness
“There are two things inevitable in life: Seasons of the year and arguments/fights with your spouse. Now you can do something constructive about inevitable disagreements. Causes and cures are at your fingertips. Follow the maps and find the treasure of conflict resolution. And just maybe, you can avoid the winter of discontent.”
—Peter Pearson, PhD, cofounder of The Couples Institute, and trainer of couples therapists in sixty-six countries