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Relationship Challenges

Any time we interact with another human being, we are in a process of establishing, maintaining, disrupting, reconciling, or ending a relationship. Whether between friends, lovers, family members, colleagues, teachers and students, or employees and customers, we navigate a wide range of relationships every day. Relationship challenges can run the gamut from passive issues, like differences in communication styles, to active ones, such as a breach of trust. When we investigate these with curiosity, we sometimes begin to see patterns to the challenges we experience, and these can point us toward resolution.

Daring to Trust: Opening Ourselves to Real Love and Intimacy

Most relationship problems are essentially trust issues, explains psychotherapist David Richo. Whether it’s fear of commitment, insecurity, jealousy, or a tendency to be controlling, the real obstacle is a fundamental lack of trust—both in ourselves and in our partner.

Rock the Boat: How to Use Conflict to Heal and Deepen Your Relationship

Conflict is a natural part of any intimate relationship. Yet most couples either avoid it or try to smooth over their differences. Either way, integrity is compromised and growth is stunted.

The Jealousy Cure: Learn to Trust, Overcome Possessiveness, and Save Your Relationship

We’ve all heard tales of the overly jealous spouse or significant other. Maybe we’ve even been that jealous person, though we may not want to admit it. It’s hard to imagine anyone sailing through life without either having feelings of jealousy or being the target of someone’s jealousy.

I Love You But I Don’t Trust You: The Complete Guide to Restoring Trust in Your Relationship

Whether broken trust is due to daily dishonesties, a monumental betrayal, or even a history of hurts from the past, it can put a relationship at risk. This is the first book to show you exactly what to do to restore trust in your relationship, regardless of how it was damaged.

Love Me, Don’t Leave Me: Overcoming Fear of Abandonment and Building Lasting, Loving Relationships

Everyone thrives on love, comfort, and the safety of family, friends, and community.

Living and Loving after Betrayal: How to Heal from Emotional Abuse, Deceit, Infidelity, and Chronic Resentment

In Living and Loving after Betrayal, therapist and relationship expert Steven Stosny offers effective tools for healing, based on his highly successful CompassionPower program.

Insecure in Love: How Anxious Attachment Can Make You Feel Jealous, Needy, and Worried and What You Can Do About It

In Insecure in Love, you’ll learn how to overcome attachment anxiety using compassionate self-awareness, a technique that can help you recognize your negative thoughts or unhealthy behavior patterns and respond to them in a nurturing way―rather than beating yourself up.

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