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After the Fight Using Your Disagreements to Build a Stronger Relationship

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ISBN-10: 1572300264

ISBN-13: 9781572300262

Edition: 1993

Authors: Daniel B. Wile

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List price: $39.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 9/22/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 326
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.98" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

DANIEL B. WILE is a psychologist in the private practice of individual and couples therapy in Oakland, CA. A Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Dr. Wile earned his A.B. at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkely. He has published on psychotherapeutic theory as well as on couples therapy, and has given numerous talks, courses, demonstrations, and workshops on couples therapy.

Major Points In the Book
The Ongoing Conversation We Have with Ourselves
Using Our Relationship to Figure Out at We Feel
Self-Justification: Fighting Off Self-Blame
The Therapist's Platform
The Client's Platform
The Value of the Platform
Blaming: If You Can't Join Them, Beat Them
Defensiveness: A Multiplicity of Defensive Responses
The Fight
Five Levels of Attack
What Fighting Is
Dealing with Couple Fighting by Helping Partners Make Their Points
The Shifting In and Out of an Adversarial State between Client and Therapist
Monitoring the Shifting In and Out of an Adversarial State between Client and Therapist
First Attempts at a Recovery Conversation
The "Admitting-Admitting" Couple State
The "Collaborating-Collaborating" Couple State
A Recovery Conversation in Its Full Sense
Leading-Edge Feelings
Life as the Continual Generation of Symptoms
Relationships as Solutions That Create New Problems
Therapy: Helping Clients Get Across What They Need To
The Impossibiiity of Obeying the Rules of Good Communication
Primary, Secondary, and Rejected Pictures
The Four Ego-Analytic Pictures
What Happens to Marie, Paul, and the Skeptic?