Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Intrusive Partners - Elusive Mates: The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic in Couples (Paperback)
  • Intrusive Partners - Elusive Mates: The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic in Couples (Paperback)
zoom

Intrusive Partners - Elusive Mates: The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic in Couples (Paperback)

(author)
£36.99
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 26/11/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
When two people form a relationship or marry, they begin to move towards one another with the expectation of closeness. The emotionality or intensity that accompanies this process, however, may result in fusion followed by a desperate need for space or distance. Intrusive Partners - Elusive Mates is the first book to deal exclusively with the pursuer-distancer interaction, and to focus significant attention on the emerging male pursuer-female distancer dynamic. This book revisits Fogarty's work, traces the concept over time and across different professional fields, and discusses in detail the concepts correlation with gender issues and social change. A detailed, step-by-step model of treatment to aid in de-escalating this potentially problematic style is also offered. The model in and of itself is unique because it integrates psychoanalytic conflict theory and psychodynamic systems theory into one treatment approach. This book is intended to offer the therapist a model for understanding and effectively discussing this dynamic, while at the same time allowing couples to read and explore it on their own.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781138973305
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Dr. Betchen's book thoroughly explores one of the common dynamics present in intimate relationships. It is practical and readable, and his focus on gender dynamics makes a creative contribution to better understanding patterns of behavior common in relationships.' - John R. Ballew, MS, Licensed Professional Counselor

'An excellent book that describes a dynamic that every couples therapist sees in their office every day.' - Wade Luquet, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Gwynedd-Mercy College; author, Short-Term Couples Therapy: The Imago Model in Action

'This book can be recommended as usefulreading to both trainees and experienced therapists... the reader is unlikely to be disappointed with the clinical description and advice' - Kevan Wylie, Sexual and Relationship Therapy

You may also be interested in...

Confessions of a Sociopath
Added to basket
Within the White Lines
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Art as Therapy
Added to basket
£10.95   £8.99
Paperback
Cheer Up Love
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Philosophy for Life
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Body Keeps the Score
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Love's Executioner
Added to basket
Counselling for Toads
Added to basket
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Overcoming Grief 2nd Edition
Added to basket
How to Be Human
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
In Therapy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Kindness Method
Added to basket
A Beginner's Guide to Being Mental
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.