It Takes One to Tango

How I Rescued My Marriage with (Almost) No Help from My Spouse—and How You Can, Too
Product Number: EB00674322
Released: Apr 04, 2017
Business Term: 1 Year
ISBN: #9781501125874
Publisher: Touchstone
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With a focus on self-empowerment and resilience, this refreshing and witty relationship guide has a reassuring counterintuitive message for unhappy spouses: you only need one partner to initiate far-reaching positive change in a marriage. Conventional wisdom says that "it takes two" to turn a troubled marriage around and that both partners must have a shared commitment to change. So when couples can't agree on how-or whether-to make their marriage better, many give up or settle for a less-than-satisfying marriage (or think the only way out is divorce). Fortunately, there is an alternative. "What distinguishes Reilly's book is that she says a warring couple don't have to agree on the goal of staying together; it takes one person changing, not both, to make a marriage work" (The New York Times). Marriage and family therapist Winifred Reilly has this message for struggling partners: Take the lead. Doing so is effective-and powerful. Through Reilly's own story of reclaiming her now nearly forty-year marriage, along with anecdotes from many clients she's worked with, you'll learn how to: -Focus on your own behaviors and change them in ways that make you feel good about yourself and your marriage -Take a firm stand for what truly matters to you without arguing, cajoling, or resorting to threats -Identify the "big picture" issues at the basis of your repetitive fights-and learn how to unhook from them -Be less reactive, especially in the face of your spouse's provocations -Develop the strength and stamina to be the sole agent of change Combining psychological theory, practical advice, and personal narrative, It Takes One to Tango is a "wise and uplifting" (Dr. Ellyn Bader, Director of The Couples Institute) guide that will empower those who choose to take a bold, proactive approach to creating a loving and lasting marriage.

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Author(s): Winifred M. Reilly
Original Publish Date: Apr 04, 2017

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Author(s): Winifred M. Reilly
Narrator(s): Karen White
Product Number DD31931
Released: Apr 04, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541401563
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Author(s): Winifred M. Reilly
Narrator(s): Karen White
Product Number Z100122645
Released: Apr 04, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541421561

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