Renewing Relationships With Recovery, Romance & Reality
Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., Debra Laaser, Mark Laaser, Ph.D.
The authors share how they found their way to joyous and fulfilling intimacy. While these concepts originated in the recovery movement, they can transform any couple seeking renewal or trying to restore a broken relationship making it a book a couple reads together.
It takes techniques the authors developed in their psychotherapy practices and weaves them into a series of individual and joint exercises. It looks at tough issues: shame, anger, money, betrayal, sex, parenting. It encourages fun: drawing up a family motto, expressing spirituality together, taking gentleness breaks.