Life and Marriage are really hard. Previously trustworthy spouses have cruel and deeply hurtful affairs. Many husbands can be critical, controlling, workaholic, arrogant, know-it-all and insensitive and yet they are shocked and hurt when their wives no longer fell like having sex with them any longer. Couples lack the skills to truly talk through and resolve conflicts. Some spouses are innately so defensive that they can not handle even the slightest critiquing. Ugly and irrational jealousy is an epidemic in our culture. Couples need an insightful and easily understood manual to help them navigate the choppy waters of modern day love and marriage. This book is just such a manual.
HERE ARE SOME UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS HELPFUL MARRIAGE AND LIFE MANUAL…
1. A checklist of required knowledge to function with high emotional intellence in relationships
2. In depth disection of actual clients colorfullly flesh out the concepts of shame, codependency, counterdependency,abandonment,enmeshment,emotional cutoff and intimacy etc.
3. Written in Mark Smith’s popular, folksy, informal, jolting, humorous, insightful style
4. The added learning value of 40 live links to life-changing podcasts, articles, blogs, videos books, movie scenes, music videos, etc. that greatly enhance the experience of the book. You can’t do that with old fashioned paper, bound books.
5. Intensive focus on the Recovery process and how to patiently get and stay healthier
6. Jarring, gorgeous, poignant images that tell the emotional story of the book’s painful themes with a thousand unwritten words
7. Poignant discussion of the author’s own torturous struggles with a dysfunctional family of origin, counterdependency, abandonment issues and relationship addiction
8. Focus on emotional intimacy, resolving conflicts, healthy boundaries and having empathy for your spouse’s pain