"Improving Your Relationship For Dummies" is your essential guide to being happy with your partner. Whether you want to work through tiresome niggles, iron out potential issues before taking the next step, cope with serious problems, or simply fortify your partnership against the ups and downs of daily life, this reassuring relationship manual provides all the expert advice and practical support you need. Packed with key information on managing change, successful cohabitation, overcoming jealousy and igniting passion, and including worksheets designed to get you and your partner thinking and working together, this is your passport to a loving, communicative relationship that's set to last.
"Improving Your Relationship For Dummies" includes:
PART I - PREPARING FOR RELATIONSHIP CHANGEChapter 1 - Understanding the Economics of Love Chapter 2 - Doing a Relationship Inventory Chapter 3 - Developing the Ground Rules of a Successful Relationship
PART II - BOOSTING YOUR RELATIONSHIPChapter 4 - Prioritising Your Relationship Chapter 5 - Doing Oodles of Soppy Stuff Chapter 6 - The Essentials of Sex Chapter 7 - Turning Up the Sexual Thermostat
PART III - IMPROVING COMMUNICATION AND RESOLVING CONFLICTChapter 8 -Establishing the Rules of Effective CommunicationChapter 9 - Resolving Conflict Chapter 10 - Breaking the Argument Cycle
PART IV - WORKING THROUGH RELATIONSHIP ISSUESChapter 11 - Overcoming Day to Day Grumbles Chapter 12 - Handling the Bigger Issues Chapter 13 - Managing Major Life Changes Chapter 14 - Surviving an Affair Chapter 15 - Recognising When it's Over
PART V - THE PART OF TENS Chapter 16: Ten Rules of Effective CommunicationChapter 17: Ten Ways to Ignite Passion Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Avoid a Row Chapter 19: Ten Great Expectations for Couples
APPENDIX Worksheets for couples to work through together to assess the areas of their relationship they want to work on and resolve conflict.