How Do I Know Whether To Stay Or Go?
Is your marriage or love relationship at a critical crossroads?
Cara's marriage to Anthony had been emotionally dead for a long time.
A short-lived affair with Joe (her first extramarital liaison)
unexpectedly gave her the strength to leave what she described as a
"chronically unfulfilling relationship." Cara's move is not uncommon,
but is it actually okay? And how have others left unworkable
relationships which seem impossible to escape?
Christine and Bill were about to split up when they discovered
happiness together simply by changing their unrealistic expectations.
What kind of toll can the "Soul Mate Syndrome" take on your relationship?
Pam is afraid of Greg -- her often emotionally, and sometimes even
physically, abusive boyfriend -- but facing life on her own even
scares her more!
In the short run, it might seem easier to stay in a bad relationship
than to face the pain of separation; or even to leave a relationship
that could probably be saved rather than face painful issues! But the
worst of all worlds is to remain indecisive, stuck, and feeling trapped.
"Relationship ambivalence is lethal to happiness," asserts Dr. Michael S.
Broder, an acclaimed expert on relationship and lifestyle issues.
"This 'comfortable state of discomfort' could literally ruin the
quality of your life."
Dr. Broder wrote CAN YOUR RELATIONSHIP BE SAVED?
HOW TO KNOW WHETHER TO STAY OR GO as a powerful
guide to evaluating a troubled marriage or love relationship.
No other book has addressed this extremely prevalent issue in as
thorough and neutral a manner. Dr. Broder gives readers step-by-step
guidance for making that crucial decision -- and for carrying it out.
Each upbeat chapter is designed as a "self-contained seminar"
addressing a specific problem area that will hit home for readers
in this situation. The book offers fresh and proven strategies for
maximizing happiness, regardless of whether or not the relationship
Individuals and couples sharing romance, marriage, same-sex
partnerships, or any kind of love relationship will benefit from
Broder's all-inclusive approach:
- By taking notice as to how partners' perceptions of each other have changed over time.
- By evaluating their relationship as it actually is now, compared to what each partner visualizes it could be: immediately, in the near future, and ultimately
- By visualizing life together past the ambivalence; or life as a single-again person
- By clarifying problem issues, and choosing a custom strategy to address each one
Packed with incisive questions and liberating possibilities,
CAN YOUR RELATIONSHIP BE SAVED? illuminates the
unique realities of any relationship. Additional resources
include national hotlines, web sites, and referral services;
tips on seeking professional consultation and legal advice;
and selected books and audiotapes on relevant topics by
Dr. Broder and others -- all designed to answer readers'
questions and provide direction for the next steps.
Dr. Michael S. Broder is a psychologist, author, media personality,
and popular speaker. He is the author of numerous articles,
self-help audio programs and books including of THE ART OF
LIVING SINGLE and THE ART OF STAYING TOGETHER.
Dr. Broder was the first president of the Media Psychology Division
of the American Psychological Association, and has hosted psychology
oriented radio programs locally in Philadelphia and New York,
as well as for NBC Talknet and the ABC Talkradio network.
Dr. Broder has made hundreds of national and local radio and TV
guest appearances including Oprah and The Today Show. He lives
and practices in Philadelphia.
CAN YOUR RELATIONSHIP BE SAVED? How to Know Whether to Stay or Go
by Michael S. Broder, Ph.D., 152 pages - Trade paperback - ISBN: 1-886230-41-2
$15.95 - April 2002
CAN YOUR RELATIONSHIP BE SAVED? is available from Internet
booksellers and local bookstores or directly from Impact
Publishers, Inc. at 1-800-246-7228.
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