Staying Connected in a World that Pulls Us Apart.
We regularly read the divorce statistics in Australia: a rate of over 35 percent in the case of first marriages, and significantly higher in second marriages. Renowned family therapist Dr William Doherty believes that today's divorce epidemic is the result of overwhelming and conflicting demands on our time, rampant consumerism, and the often skewed emphasis we place on personal fulfilment.
Dr Doherty acknowledges that these forces do pull relationships apart, but they are not insurmountable. He shows how couples can give their relationship priority in the midst of everyday living, be clear about needs rather than desires, and overcome unreal expectations.
This book describes how to break free of other common traps, such as applying "a trade-in-the-old-model" mentality to your own spouse or becoming overtime parents instead of full-time parents. The author also discusses the thorny problem of unintentional marital sabotage from family, friends, and even counsellors who may not believe commitment is worth fighting for.
- Publication Date:
- 15 / 04 / 2003
- 153 x 225mm