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Improving Your Relationship For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-68472-6
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376 pages
February 2012
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Introduction 1

Part I: Preparing for Relationship Change 7

Chapter 1: Understanding the Economics of Love 9

Chapter 2: Doing a Relationship Inventory 23

Chapter 3: Developing the Ground Rules for a Successful Relationship 43

Part II: Boosting Your Relationship 63

Chapter 4: Prioritising Your Relationship 65

Chapter 5: Doing Oodles of Romantic Stuff 83

Chapter 6: Understanding the Essentials of Sex 99

Chapter 7: Turning Up the Sexual Thermostat 125

Part III: Improving Communication and Resolving Conflict 141

Chapter 8: Establishing the Rules of Effective Communication 143

Chapter 9: Settling Disagreements 161

Chapter 10: Breaking the Argument Cycle177

Part IV: Working Through Relationship Issues 191

Chapter 11: Overcoming Day-to-Day Grumbles 193

Chapter 12: Handling the Bigger Diffi culties 215

Chapter 13: Managing Major Life Changes 237

Chapter 14: Surviving an Affair 263

Chapter 15: Recognising That It's Over 289

Part V: The Part of Tens 305

Chapter 16: Ten Ways to Ignite Passion 307

Chapter 17: Ten Tips for Talking Together 313

Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Avoid a Row 319

Chapter 19: Ten Great Expectations for Couples 325

Appendix: Relationship Resources 331

Index 335

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