Description - Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love by Nancy Dreyfuss
When it comes to chronic relationship conflict, talking can be overrated. Sometimes what a couple needs is to just stop, breathe, and say the right thing (for once!). This book shows how.
Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love is a brilliant interactive relationship tool that can help couples stop arguing and begin healing. Couples therapist Nancy Dreyfus hit upon this revolutionary practice during a particularly angry couples-therapy session in which a wife's unrelenting criticism of her husband was making him more and more emotionally withdrawn. Suddenly, Dreyfus found herself scribbling on a scrap of paper, 'Talk to me like I'm someone you love,' and gesturing to the husband that he should hold it up. He did, and within seconds, the familiar powerdifferential between the two shifted, and a gentler, more genuine connection emerged.
This revised edition features two new sections-one on making love and another on deepening trust-containing over 25 new 'Flash Cards for Real Life,' written statements that hold the power to express what we wish we could say to the person we love but for which we can't find either the right words or the right tone in which to say them. Each of the statements in this book is accompanied by 'field notes' from the author that explain when, why, and how to use the statement, as well as real-life stories from the author's practice.
Talk to Me Like I'm Someone You Love literally puts into couples' hands the power to transform moments of anger and disconnect into moments of trust love, and intimacy.
'The most crucial relationship advice book since Men Are from Mars.' Erin Meanly, Glamour.com
'Nancy Dreyfus and her flash cards were an inspiration behind our research into the important process of attempting to change the affect during marital conflict resolution.' John Gottman, Ph.D., co-author of The Relationshop Cure
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Author Biography - Nancy Dreyfuss
Nancy Dreyfus is a seasoned psychotherapist and couples therapist. She holds a doctorate degree from Hahnemann University Medical School. She lives in the Philadelphia area.
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