Communication Miracles for Couples: Easy and Effective Tools to Create More Love and Less Conflict

Conari Press
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Create lasting harmony and keep love alive with psychotherapist and bestselling author Jonathan Robinson's powerful and simple methods for effective couples’ communication. For anyone who wants to enhance their relationship by learning to communicate with less blame and more understanding Communication Miracles for Couples will show you how.

In just a few minutes couples will learn to:
Feel totally lovedNever argue againGet your partner to really hear youRepair broken trustLearn the secret of the Acknowledgment Formula

Originally published in 1997 and continuously in print with more than 100,000 sold Communications Miracles for Couples has helped hundreds of thousands of couples repair their relationships. Whether you are looking to enhance your relationship or are deeply mired in conflict, these techniques can help anyone develop more effective communication with a spouse or partner.

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About the author

Jonathan Robinson is a psychotherapist, professional speaker, and bestselling author of nine books including Communication Miracles for Couples. His work has appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and other publications. He lives in Nevada City, CA. Visit him at www.findinghappiness.com

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Publisher
Conari Press
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Published on
Sep 1, 2012
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9781609257989
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Language
English
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Genres
Family & Relationships / Conflict Resolution
Family & Relationships / Love & Romance
Family & Relationships / Marriage & Long-Term Relationships
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This content is DRM protected.
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