How's Your Marriage?
A Book for Men and Women
By (author) Michael F. Myers
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How's Your Marriage? by Michael F. Myers
Book DescriptionLike gardens, all relationships require care, patience, and nurturing to flourish. Because we are beset with the demands and frustrations of daily life, however, we often put off the hard work and care that are needed to ensure bountiful and harmonious marriage. As a result, seemingly minor tensions and problems that simmer beneath the surface can become major difficulties that affect the stability of the union. Written by an experienced marital therapist, How's Your Marriage? is an indispensable guide that can help you and your partner build a lasting, healthy relationship while easing tensions and resolving troublesome issues. Using the insight gained from over two decades of practicing couples therapy, Dr. Michael Myers examines common difficulties -- sex, life-cycle changes, infidelity, drinking, mental illness, and concerns about children -- and how these difficulties can affect your marriage. He offers sage advice and guidance on how you can resolve these problems while at the same time enhancing communication with your spouse, an essential part of a solid, loving, and fulfilling relationship. Dr. Myers also uses numerous case examples and question-and-answer sections to illustrate common complaints and ways to resolve them. He examines the role gender plays in developing the different perceptions and misunderstandings that lie at the root of so many relationship problems and offers practical solutions to these differences. How's Your Marriage? explains how you can detect the warning signs of possible marital woe and the steps you can take to resolve these problems at their source. To allay the anxiety that you may have regarding marital therapy, Dr. Myers discusses therapy in great detail. He describes the different therapeutic techniques and the types of therapists who use them. He also includes lists of suggested readings, self-help groups, and national associations for marriage therapists that can help you take the right steps to resolving problems or troubles in your marriage. Armed with this advice and guidance, you and your partner can work together to strengthen and improve your relationship, to weather the inevitable troubles that will occur over the course of your marriage, and to create a loving, lasting, and harmonious union. You will come away from this book with new understanding, courage, and hope. This is truly a book that you and your partner cannot be without.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780880486958
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael F. Myers
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This practical handbook combines the perspectives of two seasoned psychiatrists who have been assessing and treating physicians for more than 30 years and who here discuss not only common illnesses and problems seen in doctors but also the many biopsychosocial treatments that are indicated.
Touched by Suicide, Paperback (September 2006)
Bringing together original research and heartfelt advice, "Touched by Suicide" addresses this emotional topic in a unique way. Though previous authors have written books with a theoretical or diagnostic approach, Myers and Fine have created a truly realistic, personal work regarding suicide and its aftermath.
Intimate Relationships in Medical School, Paperback (August 2000)» View all books by Michael F. Myers
Intimate Relationships in Medical School offers helpful suggestions and insights to assist the busy medical student who is married or in a committed relationship.
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Author Biography - Michael F. Myers
Michael F. Myers, M.D., is Director of the Marital Therapy Clinic at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, Canada and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. He has been practicing and teaching marital and family therapy for 25 years and has held numerous offices in medical associations in Canada and the United States. Dr. Myers has written two previous books, Doctors' Marriages: A Look at the Problems and Their Supporting Solutions and Men and Divorce, and several scientific publications on marriage, divorce, physician stress, sexual assault of women and men, AIDS, the stigma of psychiatric illness, and gender issues in health care and delivery.
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