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Guidebook for Lesson 7

  THE REMARRIAGE BOOK
Master Common Stressors Together

Table of Contents

By Peter Gerlach, MSW
Member NSRC Experts Council

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Introduction .......................................................................

9

1) First Things First . . . ......................................................

21

PART 1: COMMON RE/MARITAL PROBLEMS

29

2) Foundations I: Basic Premises ........................................

31

3) Foundations II: Eight Re/marital Keys ..............................

49

4) Loving a Wounded Partner ................................................

58

5) Re/marital Love Problems .................................................

84

6) Raise Self and Mutual Respect ........................................

100

7) Build Effective Communications .....................................

123

8) Build Self and Mutual Trust ............................................

141

9) Resolve Boundary Problems ............................................

164

10) Make it Safe to Tell the Truth ........................................

185

11) Use Anger to Build Your Re/marriage ...........................

203

12) Can You Improve Your Intimacy? .................................

225

13) Improve Your Sexual Harmony .....................................

240

PART 2: SPECIAL STRESSORS

253

14) Is it Depression, or Blocked Grief? ................................

255

15) Addiction and Your Re/marriage ...................................

270

16) Resolve "Money" Conflicts ............................................

290

17) Relationship Priority Conflicts ......................................

300

18) Same-gender Partnerships .............................................

316

19) Deal with Major Prejudice ............................................

344

20) Competing With a Dead Ex Mate ................................

360

21) "We are Not a Stepfamily!" ...........................................

374

22) Should We Re/divorce? .................................................

386

23) Summing Up . . . ..........................................................

426

PART 3: RESOURCES

430

A) Re/marital Hazards and Protections ................................

432

B) Worksheet: False-self Traits ...........................................

439

C) Typical Traits of codependence .....................................

452

D) Summary: Communication Basics ..................................

462

E) My Personal Bill of Rights ..............................................

469

F) Common Communication Blocks ...................................

473

G) Tips for Effective Communication ..................................

483

H) Worksheet: a Relationship Profile ...................................

495

I ) Relationship Strengths and Stressors ...............................

499

J) Discover Your Current Priorities ......................................

510

K) Selected Readings ...........................................................

515

L) Other Resources .............................................................

519

Index .................................................................................

527

      I'd value any questions you have about the book or feedback about it. I hope you find it clear, informative, inspiring, and useful!

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Updated  November 09, 2011