What does it take for couples to sustain love? How can we assert our needs in a relationship without resorting to fights or passive-aggressive conflict? Terry Real’s renowned approach is called “full-respect living”—to skillfully and honestly assert your needs in a relationship, while also honoring your partner’s needs. With Fierce Intimacy, this innovative relationship expert presents a complete audio training in essential skills for resolving our differences without dominance struggles, misunderstanding, and resentment. Here he shares the Five Losing Strategies that lead to unhealthy conflict, the phases of relationship growth, and the Five Winning Strategies that help us become more connected, protected, and committed to lasting love.
About the Author:
Terry Real, LICSW, is an internationally recognized family therapist, speaker and author. Terry is the best-selling author of I Don’t Want to Talk About It: Overcoming the Secret Legacy of Male Depression (Scribner, 1997), the straight-talking How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women (Scribner, 2002), and most recently The New Rules of Marriage: What You Need to Make Love Work (Random House). Terry knows how to lead couples on a step-by-step- journey to greater intimacy – and greater personal fulfillment.
Terry founded the Relational Life Institute (RLI), offering workshops for couples, individuals and parents around the country along with a professional training program for clinicians wanting to learn his RLT (Relational Life Therapy) methodology.
A senior faculty member of the Family Institute of Cambridge in Massachusetts for twenty years, and a retired Clinical Fellow of the Meadows Institute in Arizona, Terry has worked with thousands of individuals, couples, and fellow therapists. Through his books, the Institute, and workshops around the country, Terry helps women and men, parents and non-parents, to create the connection they desire in their relationships.