What do partners do after a fight? If they're like most people, they apologize: "I'm sorry. I had a bad day and I took it out on you." Or, they wake up the next morning and pretend that nothing happened, hoping their partner will do the same. In neither case do they talk about the fight. They're too afraid that doing so will simply rekindle it- ...Read MoreWhat do partners do after a fight? If they're like most people, they apologize: "I'm sorry. I had a bad day and I took it out on you." Or, they wake up the next morning and pretend that nothing happened, hoping their partner will do the same. In neither case do they talk about the fight. They're too afraid that doing so will simply rekindle it--and they're right; it probably would. But since they don't talk about the fight, nothing ever really gets resolved. Daniel B. Wile, author of Couples Therapy and After the Honeymoon, devotes this entire book to an analysis of a single night in the life of a couple, Marie and Paul. By tapping into their self-talk (their ongoing conversations with themselves), he discovers what starts, escalates, and rekindles fights--and also, what potentially allows for a useful conversation about a fight. Wile reveals the half-thoughts and half-feelings that generally go unnoticed: the anxious flashes; depressive waves; two-second, self-directed diatribes; and two-second mental divorces.Read Less
Good in Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Book is in good condition with slight edgewear, small dent in cover, previous owner's name stamped multiple times inside the front cover, and slight musty smell. DJ is in good condition with edgewear, slightly scuffed cover, and rubbed spine ends.
Good. No Jacket. Book Hardcover, No Jacket. Boards have multiple dents on front, two small white marks near top and bottom edge, small gouge near bottom back spine edge. Page 45 has dog-ear, otherwise pages are clean and binding is tight.
Fine. Very light shelfwear to DJ. Black spine and boards. Gilt debossed lettering to spine. Illustration of couple, sitting back to back, to black DJ cover. 326 pp. with references and index. Clean, tight, bright. A most unique and creative book about couple interactions and the nuances of couples therapy. Written in a lively and fascinating format, After The Fight, gives an intriguing analysis of couples conflicts and how to handle it therapeutically.
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