Men Are from Earth, Women Are from Earth is a self-help book for couples in conflict. Its primary goal is to help couples stop fighting and start living together cooperatively-like true partners in life. Toward this end it shows married people how to overcome their self-defeating, relationship-damaging attitudes and behaviors, how to identify and prevent the main cause of emotional disturbance in marriage, and how to win greater cooperation from their mates. It also teaches couples effective communication and problem-solving methods-and ways of finding greater pleasure in married life. Though primarily a self-help book for married individuals, this book is also designed to support any marital therapy effort or any type of individual therapy for a married person who is seeking to improve his or her marriage. It can be used simply as recommended reading for clients who wish to facilitate self-improvement in marriage as well as relational improvement with the spouse, or it can be used as a structured, step-by-step intervention for distressed couples. Either way, both the psychoeducational content of this book and the emotional and interpersonal problem-solving methods it prescribes are likely to help many unhappily married individuals decisively end the marital "madness" and create more satisfying relationships with their partners.
Publisher: Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
Number of pages: 138
Weight: 195 g
Dimensions: 208 x 169 x 11 mm
This is a straightforward, easy-to-understand book that will help any couple improve their marriage. Dr. Wenning identifies common beliefs that result in emotional overreactions and unproductive behavior. His ideas about what works and what is doomed to fail in resolving conflict will lead to learning new ways of communicating and getting the best responses. Wenning's suggestions will help strengthen and stabilize even the stormiest relationship and will be useful for motivated partners as well as for therapists who want to assist couples to stop destructive and defeating ways of relating. -- Judith Siegel, Ph.D., Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, New York University
Unlike many unrealistic and dogmatic books on achieving a good relationship, Dr. Wenning's guide is highly practical and flexible. It clearly explains the main Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy principles of dealing with many common mating problems and how readers can effectively apply them to their own lives. -- Albert Ellis PhD, Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Therapy, New York City