Couple Power Therapy: Building Commitment, Cooperation, by Peter L. Sheras, Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras

By Peter L. Sheras, Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras

Veteran therapists Drs. Sheras and Koch-Sheras introduce a thrilling new procedure during which companions co-create a unified imaginative and prescient for his or her dating. by utilizing the "4 Cs" during this order: dedication, cooperation, communique, and group, any couple can go beyond their person identities to nurture "the couple as entity," in impression, crafting a complete that's more than the sum of its components. confident, solution-oriented, and jam-packed with workouts and illustrative case stories, this cutting edge e-book is an necessary source for therapists trying to empower their consumers and equip them with the revolutionary and functional instruments important for fit, long-lasting partnerships.

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She was angry and impatient. Zack had finished his residency and was working in a practice. He was gone long hours, but felt that after a few years he would be established enough to cut back on his schedule. Marion felt that Zack's work was more important to him than their relationship and that he had broken his promise to her. He said he had only deferred his promise for a few extra years. He said she was being selfish and that she liked her current job anyway. Marion felt hurt and betrayed. She did like her job, but 54 COUPLE POWER THERAPY it was not the career that they agreed on when they got married.

T: If you could trust her completely, what would your couple be like? D: What do you mean, what would our couple be like? T: What would your couple be like together as a unit? How would you be as a couple? D: Well, we would trust each other. I could ask her to do anything and she would do it, or at least tell me why she couldn't at the time. B: And vice versa. I could ask you and you would do it. And we could talk about it. D: Yeah, I guess so. T: So together you might be able to decide what you would do?

113). If a couple is an entity, and it is the creation and maintenance of that entity that allows for happy and fulfilling partnerships, then commitment to the goals of that unified relationship is essential. Therapists need to help clients create their couple entity or discover that such an entity already exists. Our culture has no real name for this entity, although the word marriage purports to be that name. As mentioned earlier, this entity will be referred to here as couple without the use of the article the or a in front of it.

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