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INTRODUCTION: Are We Dumb About Marriage, Or What? (Being written) 90% of All Marriages Are In Need of Rescue[JST1] I SECTION 1: LOVERS RESCUE THEMSELVES FIRST 1. Could It Be That I Need to Change? (Change Yourself, Not Your Lover) J 2. Who's Responsible for My Happiness? (Grow Up Before...) J 3. Aren't We Supposed to Depend on Each Other? (Love Grows When Dependency...) J 4. But I'm Not Immature. Or Am I? (Say No to Immaturity) J 5. It Won't Get Fixed Unless I Fix It. (Root Out...) J 6. Self-Discipline Won't Cut It. (Stop Praying to the Idol...) J SECTION 2: LOVERS REVAMP THEIR EXPECTATIONS 7. There Are No Perfect 10's, and very few 9's. (Curse of Wishful...) H 8. Are Some of My Needs Really Just Wishes? (Know the Love...) H 9. Stop Looking for Your Other Half (When Half-Baked People...) H 10. Hurt Happens, But You Can Handle It (Expect to Be Hurt...) H 11. She Only Shows You Her Best...At First. (Things Usually Get...) H SECTION 3: LOVERS NURTURE NEEDS AND ACCEPT WEAKNESSES 12. Self Denial? You're Joking, Right? J 13. Pouring On the Grace (Lavish Undeserved Favor) J 14. Help Him to Be All He Can Be. (I Love You, But I Love Who...) J 15. Keeping Your Balance (Re-establish Balance if...One-Sided) J 16. Vive La Differences! (Weird Or Just Different) J 17. Sometimes Feelings Mean More than Reality (Validation) J SECTION 4: LOVERS LOVE EVEN WHEN THEY DON'T LIKE 17. When Voices from the Past Create Distrust. (Old Tapes Drown Out...) J 18. Loving Without Approving (I Love You But I Don't Approve...) J 19. Why Do We Bring Out the Worst In Each Other? (Move Past...) J 20. Pain Hurts, But It Sometimes Helps. (Know the Difference...) H 21. Forgetting Love Leads to Stupid Temptations. (Avoid Stupid Temptations) H SECTION 5: LOVERS REPAIR COMMUNICATION LINES 22. Love Faces Up to Reality. (Put Love & Reality Together...) H 23. You Can Understand Her...and Vice Versa. (How to Be Understood) H 24. Lay All the Cards on the Table...Well, Almost All. (Honestly) H 25. There's More to Listening than Hearing. (You're Deaf Until You Listen) H 26. Avoiding Communication Stoppers. (Don't Do That) SECTION 6: LOVERS REBUILD TRUST AND UNDERSTANDING 27. Taking the Risk of Trust. (Love Gets Careless) J 28. Damaged Trust Can Be Repaired. (Trust Can and Must...) J 29. Trust Thrives on Independence. (If you Want Love, Declare...) J 30. A Little Structure Will Not Kill Your Romance. (When Love Breaks...) J SECTION 7: LOVERS REKINDLE LOVE TO RESCUE SEX; AND VICE VERSA 31. Good Sex Doesn't Just Happen. (What is Healthy Sex?) H 32. Good Sex is What Works for Both of You. H 33. Keeping the Home Fires Burning. H 34. Unfaithfulness Is More Than Just Adultery. (Sexual Problems Outside...) H 35. Facing Sexual Dysfunctions Head-On. H SECTION 8: LOVERS RESOLVE DESTRUCTIVE CONFLICTS 36. Fighting Toward a Win-Win Solution. (The Right Kind of Fight...) J 37. The Fatal Flaw in Fairness. (Fairness Can Ruin a Good Love Life) J 38. Love Is Eternal When Forgiveness Never Ends. (Lovers Are Forgivers...) J 39. Humility Is a Door, Not a Doormat. (Humility Opens Doors) J 40. What to Do When He Won't Try. (A Person Can Make More of A...) J 41. Don't Overreact to Overreactions (Overreactions: Handle w/Care) J
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Communication in marriage.