Success for Modern Day Relationships: Working with Dating, Engaged, and Married Couples by Barbara R. Cohl, PhD, is a compilation of practical, effective, empirically tested techniques and interventions that allow a therapist to evaluate and treat an array of marital issues. By using colorful and instructive vignettes derived from her private practice, Dr. Cohl provides lessons she has learned from happy and successful couples, and teaches her couples as well as her readers how to avoid the pitfalls that unhappy couples share. Success for Modern Day Relationships covers all of the different stages of romantic relationships, from the first date to engagement, marriage, and sometimes to separation and divorce. Through her book, Cohl helps readers to essentially take the guesswork out of creating a successful relationship.
Chapter 1: Time for a Change
Chapter 2: Assessment Phase
Chapter 3: Learning the Basic Skills of Listening and Understanding 101
Chapter 4: Learning Effective Communication Skills, 102
Chapter 5: The Mystique of Compatibility
Chapter 6: What Happy Couples Can Teach Us
Chapter 7: What Unhappy Couples Can Teach Us
Chapter 8: Sharing Ideas and Providing Constructive Feedback
Chapter 9: Setting Goals and Meeting Expectations
Chapter 10: Flirting, Dating, and Intimacy
Chapter 11: Creating a Resource Library
Chapter 12: Planning for the Future
About the Author
About the Author:
Barbara Cohl, PhD is a licensed psychologist with over thirty years experience in the field of mental health. She has worked in various settings including: in inpatient, outpatient, and nursing homes.