The Ways We Love: A Developmental Approach to Treating Couples

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This innovative volume delineates a developmental theory of love relationships that provides a comprehensive framework for treating couples. Drawing on 30 years of clinical experience, Sheila Sharpe conceptualizes marriage and other committed partnerships as comprising multiple patterns of relating that develop over time in a parallel, though interconnected, fashion. Seven universal patterns of intimate relating are identified: nurturing, merging, idealizing, devaluing, controlling, competing for superiority, and competing ...

The Ways We Love: A Developmental Approach to Treating Couples 2004, Guilford Publications

ISBN-13: 9781593850197

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The Ways We Love: A Developmental Approach to Treating Couples 2000, Guilford Publications, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781572305304

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