How To Say It for Couples by Dr. Paul Coleman

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Communication tools that can help lead the most difficult conversations with loved ones

Couples, whether married or unmarried, living together, or dating, often complicate their relationship with ineffective communication. It’s certainly no secret that the wrong word or phrase can transform a mild disagreement into a stubborn standoff. With hundreds and hundreds of examples of the best way to speak to one another, How to Say It® for Couples clarifies the most common differences in communication style between the sexes so couples won’t trip up.

More than just general communication advice, the book provides readers with the phrases and words to use in specific situations or on specific topics, such as in-laws, tying the knot, physical appearance, child-rearing, sex, and much more. Throughout, this unique guide reveals the secrets of successful communication, from how to cut back on nagging to what men especially need to do when they don’t want to talk. Readers will quickly discover their own conversation strengths and weaknesses and learn how to say the right thing in any situation.

Essential for anyone involved in a romantic relationship, How to Say It® for Couples is a resource that couples can rely on for clear, concise, state-of-the-art information about healthy, effective communication.


About Dr. Paul Coleman

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Dr. Paul Coleman is a psychologist in private practice specializing in anxiety disorders and marriage and family concerns. The author of nine books, he has appeared on Oprah, Today, Geraldo, Good Day New York, and radio stations across the country. He is a columnist for Marriage magazine, a Q&A expert for, and a frequent expert in articles appearing in Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, and Parents. He is the author of How to Say It to Your Kids and The 30 Secrets of Happily Married Couples.
Published September 1, 2001 by Prentice Hall. 386 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Whether readers are looking to create a lifelong bond with someone or to simply succeed on a blind date, this season's relationship books are ready to dish out advice. Here's a selection of

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Using the mnemonic TENDER (teach, emphasize, negotiate, dos & don'ts, encourage, and report), Coleman covers 100 topics, arranged alphabetically, starting with adoption and ending with ""worried child."" Each short chapter opens with an anecdote, followed by related factual information, a section...

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With a glass-half-full approach (e.g., shy people marry later than outgoing people, which increases the chance of successful marriage) designed to help people accept their partners as they are and learn to compromise, this clear, well-organized, reassuring book will benefit many couples.

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