Table of contents for Fighting for your marriage : positive steps for preventing divorce and preserving a lasting love / Howard J. Markman, Scott M. Stanley, Susan L. Blumberg.


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Acknowledgments.
Introduction.
UNDERSTANDING THE RISKS ON THE ROAD TO LASTING LOVE.
Four Hallmarks of a Great Relationship: PREP in a Nutshell.
Destructive Patterns: Signs of Danger Ahead.
Changing Roles, Changing Rules: Men and Women in Conflict.
TEAM UP TO HANDLE CONFLICT.
When What You Heard Isn't What I Said: Understanding Filters in Communication.
Talking Safely Without Fighting: The Speaker-Listener Technique.
Controlling the Home Fires: Handling Issues and Events Well.
New Perspectives on Problems and Problem Solving.
Keeping Conflict Under Control: Ground Rules for a Great Relationship.
ENJOYING EACH OTHER.
Safe Harbor: Preserving and Protecting Friendship.
Playing Together: How to Succeed in Fun Without Really Trying.
Sense and Sensuality: Enhancing and Protecting Your Sex Life.
Core Beliefs and Spiritual Intimacy.
STAYING THE COURSE.
Why You Can't Always Get What You Want: Unraveling the Mysteries of Expectations.
Forgiveness: Restoring Hope.
Sticking, Stuck, or Stopped: On the Path to Commitment.
What to Do Now.
Some Thoughts on Domestic Violence.
Resources and Training.
Selected Research and References.
About the Authors.
Index.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Marriage, Interpersonal relations, Interpersonal communication