Return to Harmony

Conflict Management for Couples

by Les Barbanell


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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/15/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480867130
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480867154
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 178
ISBN : 9781480867147
Format : Audio
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : N/A
ISBN : 9781480878280

About the Book

It is uncommon for lawyers and psychologists and other mental health professionals to agree on most subjects regarding the human condition. Eureka! Recent research by the American Association of Lawyers concluded that the #1 cause of divorce in America is poor communication. Psychologists concur with that conclusion, with the qualification that breakups among married and non-married partners alike are the result of ineffective emotional communication. As the divorce rate continues to hover around 40 per cent and is significantly higher for second marriages, progress in this critical aspect of relating, has apparently come to an abrupt halt. Moreover, advances in technology are making this state of affairs even more problematic.

 

Couples seek counseling because of the “usual suspects” including finances, infidelity, partner abuse, sexual inactivity or disparate child rearing practices. In most, if not all cases, the inability to negotiate these and other matters is attributable to clashing egos, incompatible communication styles and resistance to change.

 

The return to harmony presents a new approach that entails the replacement of the ubiquitous win-lose mentality with a mutual learning mindset, and a strategy that incorporates effective conflict management skills, less ego involvement and an assortment of tools to counteract the obstacles to mature love.


About the Author

Les Barbanell is a licensed psychologist practicing in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He has authored several books on personality disorders and multiple articles on subjects that include psychotherapy, group therapy and sports psychology. Dr. Barbanell received his doctoral degree from Columbia University and had post-doctoral training in New York City and New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association, a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association and a member of the American Association of Journalists and Authors. Dr. Barbanell’s website is psychologistdynam.com.