The skills and techniques introduced are based on the way distressed and nondistressed couples differ when solving problems.
Each chapter includes practice exercises to help couples master the problem-solving techniques presented.
Appendices contain problem inventories for husband and wife, a knowledge assessment self-test, and a trouble-shooting guide.
Although this book was written to be used primarily by couples, it has become a bestselling text for college counseling courses.
“Laced with projects, logic, and communication-builders for disparate marital partners . . . Its effectiveness will stem from the broad scope and well-rounded nature of the work.”
—William C. Waters, The Family Coordinator
“A useful resource for leaders of marriage enrichment events, as well as a workbook for couples.”
“This Guide holds out to couples the promise of concrete, specific skills for dealing with commonly faced marital problems . . . The material in this book is useful and would spur therapists’ own creativity as they select those techniques which can be put together for use with specific couples.”
—Journal of Psychology, Theology