Feeling good together : the secret to making troubled relationships work by David Burns.We all have people in our lives that we just can't seem to get along with. Whether it's our spouse, co-worker or neighbour, something about the relationship just rubs us up the wrong way, and though our natural instinct is to blame the other person, that can just make things worse. Building on the principles that he first introduced in Feeling Good (over 4 million copies sold), Burns offers innovative techniques designed to improve communication skills and shows us how to cope with different personality types, such as the big ego, the jealous type, the stubborn mule and the critic, and reveals the five secrets of effective communication. This groundbreaking book will identify the behaviours that are sabotaging your relationships and give you the tools to change.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.2 BUR
Publication Date: 2008
Outing Yourself by Michelangelo SignorileNo matter how much you prepare, coming out as gay or lesbian is a difficult, emotional process -- a process that will continue long after the words are spoken and the secret is out. There's no magic formula, but Outing Yourself by Michelangelo Signorile offers structure, guidance, and straightforward advice to all those: WHO ARE STRUGGLING WITH THEIR SEXUALITY AND UNSURE OF WHAT TO DO WHO HAVE ACCEPTED THAT THEY ARE GAY BUT ARE STILL AFRAID TO COME OUT WHO CONSIDER THEMSELVES OUT OF THE CLOSET BUT REALIZE THEY HAVE FARTHER TO GO Signorile's 14-step program -- complete with exercises, meditation notes, and anger checks, as well as the accounts of the coming-out experiences of other lesbians and gay men -- shows how you can successfully handle this life-changing, life-renewing process. A guide for the coming-out journey, Outing Yourself will convince all who read it that, in the words of the author, "The stress of coming out will never be as hard on you as the stress of staying in was."
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 305.90664 SIG
Publication Date: 1996-06-06
Emotional Intelligence by Dan GolemanThe groundbreaking bestseller that redefines intelligence and success Does IQ define our destiny? Daniel Goleman argues that our view of human intelligence is far too narrow, and that our emotions play major role in thought, decision making and individual success. Self-awareness, impulse control, persistence, motivation, empathy and social deftness are all qualities that mark people who excel: whose relationships flourish, who are stars in the workplace. With new insights into the brain architecture underlying emotion and rationality, Goleman shows precisely how emotional intelligence can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.
Call Number: 152.4 GOL Main Library Positive Livining
Publication Date: 1996
Relationship rescue : don't make excuses! repair your relationship today by Phillip C. McGraw.In his bestselling book, Life Strategies, Phil McGraw gave powerful, straightforward advice on shaping your life and then making dramatic changes. In Relationship Rescue McGraw applies this expertise to relationships, explaining how to repair and maintain them using his unique 7-step relationship rescue plan. He can help you to diagnose what is wrong in a relationship, take personal responsibility, escape wrong thinking, embrace relationship truths, learn the formula for success, renegotiate a relationship and learn to live with love and harmony
Call Number: Health Science Library: Positive Living 306.7 MCG
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 152.46 BUT
Publication Date: 1999
The feel the fear guide to lasting love : how to create a superb relationship for life by Susan Jeffers.The Feel The Fear Guide To... Lasting Love shows what real love actually looks like, how to learn the essentials for finding it - and how to make it last a lifetime. It also lays out solutions to common problems and explains the destructive power of fear. Full of Jeffers' own experiences, humour and down-to-earth techniques, as well as the wisdom of others, this book will show us all how to enjoy the delight, satisfaction, peace and caring that true love can bring us.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 306.7 JEF
Publication Date: 2007
Is It a Choice? by Eric MarcusThe answers to all the questions you've ever had about homosexuality but were afraid to ask are finally in one book, Is It a Choice? In this newly revised and updated edition, Eric Marcus provides insightful, no-nonsense answers to hundreds of the most commonly asked questions about homosexuality. Offering frank insight on everything you've always wanted-and needed-to know about same-gender relationships, coming out, family roles, politics, and much more, including: How do you know if you're gay or lesbian? What should you do if your child is gay or lesbian? Do gay parents raise gay children? If you think a friend is gay or lesbian, what should you say? Why do gay men and women want to get married? What does the Bible say about homosexuality?
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 306.766 MAR
Publication Date: 2005-08-30
Overcoming low self-esteem : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques by Melanie Fennell.Melanie Fennell’s Overcoming Low Self-Esteem is a classic of self-help literature, winning acclaim for its practical and user-friendly approach and now recommended on the National Health Service’s self-help scheme known as Books on Prescription. This book will aid readers to understand their condition and with this knowledge enable them to break out of the vicious circle of negative self-image, learn the art of self-acceptance and alter their lives for the better. Explains the nature of low self-esteem and self destructive thinking. Contains a complete self-help programme and monitoring sheets. Is based on clinically proven techniques of cognitive therapy.
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 158.1 FEN
Call Number: Main Library Positive Living 618.928 CRE
Publication Date: 2010
Relationships for Dummies by Kate M. Wachs"Follow the advice of the top romance specialist, and you can't go wrong." --Woman's World "She's interviewed with Oprah and Phil Donahue, Time, the New York Times, USA Today, the Washington Post, Redbook and Cosmopolitan. Clearly Dr. Kate engages in no false advertising--she's a nationally acclaimed relationship expert." --Chicago Tribune Let's face it, making a relationship work takes patience, perseverance, energy, and an unflagging commitment to maintain a happy healthy relationship. And sometimes, it takes a little help from a wise and knowledgeable friend. Written by celebrated psychologist-matchmaker, Dr. Kate Wachs, Relationships For Dummies is a source of inspiration and ideas on how to find and keep a healthy relationship. Whether you've just started dating or have been together with that special someone for years, Dr. Kate can help you: Tell the difference between a healthy and an unhealthy relationship Have a more loving, fun-filled relationship Enjoy a more vibrant and satisfying sex life Work through most relationship problems Find the positive and the fun in every relationship stage Dr. Kate explodes common relationships and compatibility myths that cause people grief, and with the help of insightful quizzes, case studies, and real-life America Online letters Dr. Kate covers all the bases, including: Finding that special someone and knowing if it's really Mr. or Ms. Right Pacing and nurturing intimacy in the early stages of a relationship When, where, how, and with whom to have sex when dating Knowing when and if it's time to move in together When and if to get married Keeping psychological and emotional intimacy alive Keeping physical and sexual intimacy alive From compatibility to communication, commitment to connecting in the bedroom, Relationships For Dummies is your total guide to having the relationships you want and deserve.
Publication Date: 2011-04-18
Moving on : breaking up without breaking down by Suzie HaymanIn the Relate Guide to Moving On, Suzie Hayman draws on her many years experience as a Relate marriage counsellor and agony aunt and provides information, advice and practical strategies to help you cope, as positively as possible, with the stress of breaking up with your partner. [Description supplied by publisher]