Navigation Links
Breakthrough Rx for Relationships Offers Hope
Date:1/27/2009

New Couple's Guide Provides Blueprint for Renewing Relationships

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Chocolates are nice and flowers rarely disappoint. But for relationships on the rocks, nothing says, "I love you" like the promise of renewal. In a breakthrough guide, seasoned couples therapist and educator Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD, shows couples how to successfully grapple with the differences that arise in any relationship.

"We've learned over the years that love isn't nearly enough to help couples repair the normal wear and tear that occurs in most relationships," says Babits, psychotherapist and author of the newly released The Power of the Middle Ground: A Couple's Guide to Renewing Your Relationships (Prometheus Books, 2009). "Too often even the smartest people have difficulty communicating, usually because they don't yet have the skills, which can definitely be learned."

For years, Babits (www.powerofthemiddleground.com) has helped couples envision -- and ultimately embrace -- a place that brings their potential for love and compassion alive. He calls this the "middle ground."

"Couples first need a refuge in which they can safely air grievances and frustrations," says Babits who has been in private practice for more than 25 years. "The 'middle ground' offers a respite from the rancor that often arises when couples cannot overcome their differences. Whether couples are engaged in bouts of explosive anger or deafening silence, unless they can find a path toward reconciliation, their difficulties will overwhelm them. The 'middle ground' can lead them to a more peaceful -- and, ultimately, fulfilling place. "

For many, Valentine's Day is a love fest, complete with sweets, flowers and lingerie. But for some, this holiday is a painful reminder of lost romance and broken promises. "One of the best gifts a couple can give each other is the promise of renewal," says Babits. "Unfortunately, the glitz of Valentine's Day doesn't always jive with the reality. To temper expectations and close the day without despair, couples can recommit toward rebuilding and reinvigorating their relationships."

Drawing on many years of experience, Babits's The Power of the Middle Ground contains numerous tips and exercises designed to jumpstart stagnant relationships. Babits addresses a wide range of issues, including:

  • Pathways for reaching the middle ground
  • Special considerations for same-sex couples
  • The impact that children have on a couple's relationship
  • Older couples' issues
  • Deep-seated myths that do more harm than good

Anecdotal stories provide a realistic view of what relationships look like and couple-strengthening exercises give readers an opportunity to practice the tips and strategies. Reaching beyond the traditional couple's self-help guide, The Power of the Middle Ground not only articulates the problem but offers smart, satisfying, and, ultimately, long-lasting solutions.

Marty Babits, LCSW, BCD, is a psychotherapist in private practice and a member of the Executive Supervisory Committee of FACTS (the Family and Couples Treatment Service) of the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy. Visitors to www.powerofthemiddleground.com can download a Middle Ground questionnaire and inventory. The Power of the Middle Ground is available on Amazon.com and wherever fine books are sold.

275 pages - ISBN 978-1-59102-662-4 - Paperback: $17.95 (6" X 9") - World Rights

PROMETHEUS BOOKS: Published January 2009


'/>"/>
SOURCE Marty Babits, ?LCSW, BCD
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. On 30th Anniversary, Angioplasty Celebrated as Modern Medical Breakthrough in Stopping Heart Attack
2. drugstore.com and Revolution Health Group Announce Breakthrough Deal
3. New Round of Lupus Research Institute Awards Brings Promise of More Breakthroughs
4. CBaySystems Introduces CBayPraxis - A Breakthrough Solution Focused on Physician Practice Efficiency
5. Oosight Imaging System Enables a Breakthrough: The Viable Transfer of Genetic Material for Stem Cell Nuclear Reprogramming in Primates
6. Breakthrough in organ rejection diagnosis examines gene behavior
7. Safe Sex Passport Launches to Provide Breakthrough Protection Against STDs and HIV
8. Major breakthrough toward the treatment of HIV/HAART-associated Lipodystrophy Syndrome
9. Cardica Announces Live Webcast Demonstrating Breakthrough Device to Facilitate Beating Heart and Robotic Coronary Revascularization Surgery
10. TIME Magazine Names GeneSearch(TM) One of the Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs in 2007
11. California Breakthrough a Pivotal Moment in Fight to Transform Nations Health Care System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/28/2017)... ORANGE, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... March 28, 2017 ... ... of its leading physicians, Paul Yost, will begin serving as new board chair ... earlier this month. Yost will serve the remainder of soon-to-be former chair Mark ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... March 28, 2017 , ... In its ongoing effort ... has recently developed and published an informational resource that addresses frequently asked questions. ... common inquiries the site’s team of third party administrator (TPA) contributors regularly receives ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) , ... March 28, ... ... expert, Dr. Carson Liu of SkyLex Advanced Surgical, Inc. is thrilled to offer ... newest gastric balloon procedure, and this procedure adds to SkyLex Advanced Surgical’s ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... ... ... common and unwelcomed occurrence in people of all ages, genders and ethnicities. Dermatologist Dr. Sonoa ... dealing with excess skin oil. “Oily skin is a challenge to many of my patients. ... oily shine while keeping the skin fresh and clean,” says Dr. Au. , What causes ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... ... March 27, 2017 , ... New patients who have ... sleep apnea treatment, with or without a referral. Sleep apnea is often left untreated ... daytime sleepiness, morning headaches and chronic snoring. , Dr. Braasch seeks to raise ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/27/2017)... AVIV, Israel , March 27, 2017 ... on oncology and immunology, announced today that AGI-134, an immunotherapy ... announced acquisition of Agalimmune Ltd., will be featured at the ... in Washington, DC to be ... ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... March 27, 2017   Pulmatrix, Inc . (NASDAQ: PULM), ... address serious pulmonary diseases, today announced that it has added ... fibrosis and asthma to its Scientific Advisory Board . ... Richard B. Moss , MD, former chief of the ... Cystic Fibrosis Center at Stanford University, and ...
(Date:3/27/2017)... , March 27, 2017  BERG, a ... data-driven, biological research approach, today announced that ... the discovery of new data using a ... brown fat metabolism. Joslin Diabetes Center led ... Biology® platform for analysis of samples.  The ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: