|Publish Date:||Feb 2000|
|Number of Pages:||254|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||1.1|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||6.5 x 9.75 x 1.0|
Phillip C. McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma, on September 1, 1950. In 1968, he was awarded a football scholarship to the University of Tulsa, but he later transferred to Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in experimental psychology in 1976, and a Doctor of Philosophy in clinical psychology in 1979 at the University of North Texas.
McGraw has had twenty-five years of experience in psychology and human functioning. He was also The Oprah Winfrey Show's resident expert on human behavior, as well as a three-time #1 New York Times bestselling author and co-founder of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the world's leading litigation consulting firm. Dr. Phil's books include, Relationship Rescue: A Seven-Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner; Self Matters: Creating Your Life from the Inside-Out; and Life Code: The New Rules for Winning in the Real World.
His books have been published in 27 languages with over 5 million copies in print. Dr. Phil also provides strategic guidance for millions of Americans through his monthly column in O, The Oprah Magazine. He is a successful public speaker, has published numerous scholarly articles, as a professional psychologist, and has practiced in the fields of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine.
|Prologue: Get Real: Reconnecting with Your Core||p. 1|
|It's Your Time; It's Your Turn||p. 5|
|Defining the Problem||p. 20|
|Blowing Up the Myths||p. 39|
|Eliminating Your Bad Spirit||p. 64|
|Reclaiming Your Core: The Personal Relationship Values||p. 94|
|The Formula for Success||p. 123|
|Reconnecting with Your Partner||p. 162|
|Fourteen Days of Loving with Honesty||p. 180|
|Red Alert: Relationships Are Managed, Not Cured||p. 210|
|The Doctor Is "In||p. 225|
|Conclusion: A Personal Letter from Me to You||p. 250|
McGraw does a wonderful job of examining practical steps that can help to rescue floundering intimate relationships. From the beginning, he acknowledges that only one partner may be inspired to take the action he recommends. He says the core causes of relationship collapse include believing in relationship myths; failing to take personal responsibility for the relationship; and ignoring one's own "core consciousness" (i.e., that which is integral to one's own belief systems). He then helps the listener learn how these blocks can be identified and overcome.
McGraw's acknowledged belief in a "Higher Power" might also bring comfort to users who desire a religious basis for healing. The advice itself, however, is mainstream, obviously based on McGraw's broad experience as a counselor, and will almost certainly inspire someone looking for help for a relationship in crisis. Librarians acquiring this program must be aware of limitations that may make it a secondary purchase. First, this tape is meant to be used over an extended period of time.
Second, a "relationship test booklet" is included in the package a small pamphlet that will soon be lost in most libraries. Finally, the author indicates that use of this book alone is enough to save a failing relationship. Most patrons, after reviewing the audiobook, will decide if they want to have their own copy or not. In the meantime, it may offer hope to anyone struggling to make a relationship work. Kathleen Sullivan, Phoenix P.L.
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With Life Strategies, Phil McGraw helped hundreds of thousands of people take responsibility for their own actions and break free from self-destructive habits and situations. Now he turns his honest, unflinching eye toward relationships diagnosing them, repairing them, and maintaining them. This hands-on book is for people who realize their relationship is in trouble, but who don't want to give up on it. In addition, it includes questionnaires, profiles, and checklists that will keep readers focused and aware of their feelings.
Phil McGraw has already established himself as someone whom readers can turn to for direct, tell-it-like-it-is help in their own lives. Now he offers readers the chance for further happiness through meaningful, fulfilling relationships that work. Dr. McGraw helps get relationships back on track with a controversial explosion of the myths of conventional relationship thinking and clear action-oriented steps for reconnecting partners. One day lay down date February 8th, 2000.
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