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Don't Sweat the Small Stuff in Love Simple Ways to Nurture and Strengthen Your Relationships

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ISBN-10: 0786884207

ISBN-13: 9780786884209

Edition: 1999

Authors: Richard Carlson, Kristine Carlson

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 10/18/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 6.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Author and psychotherapist Richard Carlson was born on May 16, 1961 and grew up in Piedmont, California. He received his undergraduate degree from Pepperdine University, his Ph.D. in psychology from Sierra University, and an honorary law degree from Pepperdine University. Before becoming a full-time author, he was a psychotherapist in private practice. His wrote 30 books that deal with psychological and spiritual health, including the Don't Sweat the Small Stuff series. He was a supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy. He died of cardiac arrest on December 13, 2006.

Mostly, Be Pals
Learn to Laugh at Yourself
Let It Go Already
Turn Up the Heat
Consider That the Grass Probably Isn't Greener
Throw Away Your Scorecard
Be Kind First (Kris)
Don't Use Your Partner as a Punching Bag!
Ask the Question, "Whose Quirk Is This, Anyway?" (Kris)
Talk to Him His Way
Avoid the Words, "I Love You, BUT"
Fill Your Life with Opportunities to Express Love
Look for the Gifts
Mark Your Calendar (Kris)
Share an Insight
Stay Away from Ultimatums
Allow Time for Transitions
Don't Fight Unless the Mood Is Right
Know Your Own Value
Put a Positive Spin on It
Remember That Your Partner Can't Read Your Mind
Set a Good Example (Kris)
Don't Fight over Stupid Things
Become a World-Class Listener
Experience a Sudden Shift
Avoid the "I've Had a Really Hard Day" Habit
Let Him Buy His Lunch
Surprise Her with Compliments
Stop Wishing She (or He) Were Different
Don't Put Your Partner On the Spot
Think Before You Speak
Discover What Part You Are Playing
Finish the Job
Think Gentle Thoughts
Stay Compassionate
Jump-Start Your Relationship
Don't Allow Passing Thoughts to Turn into Issues
Become a Low-Maintenance Partner
Do It Your Way
Wake Up and Think about Three Things You Love about Her
Choose Peace over Irritation
Don't Sweat the Occasional Criticism
Stay Playful
Stop Rehearsing Unhappiness
Don't Be the Hero of Every Story
Make the Fresh-Start Commitment
Avoid Correcting Each Other
Sit in Silence
Take Responsibility for Your Own Happiness
Master the Art of the Heart-to-Heart
Don't Confuse Your Own Frustration with a Problem in the Relationship
Stop Being So Defensive
Be Consistently Grateful
Don't Fall into the "I've Got Time for Everyone but You" Trap
Organize a Charitable Project Together
Ask Yourself the Question, "In the Scheme of Things, Is This Really That Big a Deal?"
Don't Continue Doing the Same Things and Expect a Different Result
Respond with Love
Look in the Mirror
Allow Your Partner to Be Human
Make Peace with Change
Don't Overanalyze the Flaws
Choose to Be Supportive (Kris)
Jump Ahead and Look Back
Remember the Equation: A Happy Person Equals a Happy Partner
Ask for "Dream Updates"
Never Underestimate the Power of Love
Don't Let Your Children Come between You
Learn to Deflect Occasional Uncalled-for Comments
Don't Come Home Frazzled
Ask Your Partner the Question, "What's the Most Difficult Part of Being in a Relationship with Me?"
Don't Question Her (or His) Motives
Graciously Receive Compliments
Let Go of Your Top Three Pet Peeves
Avoid Absolute Statements (of a Negative Nature)
Predict the Predictable
Stop Treating Everything Like an Emergency
Use Letters as a Communication Tool
Don't Make Your Partner Walk on Eggshells
Make a Plan to Become More Loving
Gracefully Accept Apologies
Reflect, for a Moment, on All You Don't Do
Practice Regular Stress Prevention
Don't Speak for Your Spouse (or Boyfriend, Girlfriend, Fiancee, or Anyone Else)!
Conspire to Inspire
Cast Away Jealousy (Kris)
Allow Your Partner a Few Eccentricities
Stop Being So Demanding
When in Doubt, Pause
Practice Unconditional Love
Go Ahead and Do It
Say the Words, "I'm Sorry"
Stay Away from Comparisons
Learn from a Teen
Step Aside from Stubbornness
Raise Your Standard of Living
Allow Your Partner the Space to "Lose it" Every Once in a While
Balance the Act (Kris)
Remember the Magic
Treasure Each Other