Caution: Don’t be deceived, this little book packs a big punch! Changing Relationships is a deep repository of practical insight that will inspire dozens of aha! moments. But Madanes’ observations are not simply impressive; she is also a wise and generous mentor, providing access to powerful strategies that can be put to immediate use by therapists and coaches.
Whether clients are trying to break free of relationship stalemates, turn down the volatility in communication, revitalize connection, create safe space for new possibility, or interrupt a seemingly intractable pattern, Changing Relationships will serve as an essential reference and a golden compass for the professionals from whom they seek guidance. Madanes isn’t much interested in “fixing” people, rather, her brilliance is in helping people to discover — or to recover — the pathways that will lead them to becoming what they want to be, both as individuals and in relationship.
From Tony Robbins: “One day a friend handed me a book by a woman named Cloe Madanes and baboom! I found myself reading it voraciously, underlining sentences on almost every page. Here was an approach that … honored the power of individual commitment and responsibility, and was also an action manual on navigating the paradoxes of interpersonal dynamics.”