All couples argue, but how do some couples get to what seems like the point of no return?
Licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Tara Fields has spent more than twenty-eight years working with couples, and she has discovered that there are five common conflict loops that couples fall into-and three steps to getting past having the same fights over and over again and onward to building a relationship where each partner feels heard, understood, respected, and loved. These steps include:
Recognizing the conflict loop at play
Exploring past and present fears
Creating opportunities to get in touch with the deepest needs of both partners in order to find new gratitude, respect, and trust
Change comes with awareness. When you're present in the moment, conflict with your partner can become an opportunity to work through unresolved issues and to learn more about each other; it can even become a way to grow closer. In The Love Fix, Fields shares her tested and proven tools to help build stronger relationships, including:
Insight from real couples who have repaired their relationships
Self-assessment quizzes to get to the root of the problem
Practical 3-Minute Fixes you can start using immediately
HEARTwork exercises to help you dig deeper in order to reconnect
It's never too late to reignite your passion and to restore the love between you and your partner. Stop rehashing the same issues, figure out what you're really fighting about, and start enjoying a happier, stronger relationship today.
Tara Fields, PhD, M.F.T. is a licensed psychotherapist based in Marin County California. A psychotherapist, author and speaker, Dr. Fields integrates family systems, mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral therapy and attachment theory in her clinical practice, working with individuals, couples and families. Fields is the best selling author of The Love Fix: Repair and Restore Your Relationship Right Now (HarperCollins), a media consultant, and a nationally recognized relationship expert who has been a guest expert on such television shows as Oprah, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and CNN. She is frequently featured and quoted in numerous publications including Redbook, Brides, Glamour. She lives in Marin County, California. Visit http://www.tarafields.com