Always treading on your spouse's toes? Try walking in your partner's shoes! Sharing a 3-step process designed to build empathy, the Parrotts offer personal anecdotes and insightful advice to help you and your spouse become better friends, reduce critical comments, eliminate nagging, short-circuit conflict, give and receive grace, and more. Includes discussion questions. Hardcover.
To understand your spouse youve got to walk in his or her shoes. Ever feel like youre stepping on each others toes? Then maybe its time you put yourselves in each others shoes. Of course that may sound uncomfortable. But its easier than you thinkand it will revolutionize your relationship. In fact, bestselling authors Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott reveal the little-known secrets of putting the time-tested strategy of trading places to work in your own marriage. In this book, chock-full of practical helps and tips youve never thought of, youll learn the three-step-strategy to trading places and, as a result, youre sure to: · Increase your levels of passion · Bolster your commitment · Eliminate nagging · Short-circuit conflict · Double your laughter · Forgive more quickly · Talk more intimately In short, youll be more understanding and better understood. In other words, youll experienceday after daythe unconditional love every couple longs for. Weve often fantasized about being able to literally hand a box of mutual empathythe revolutionary tool for instantly improving a relationshipto the couples that attend our seminars. Well, this book is the closest well ever come to being able to do just that. --Les and Leslie Parrott Most couples never discover the rewards of trading places. For example, did you know its the quickest way to get your own needs met? Its true! And Les and Leslie show you how. They also disclose exactly how trading places improves your conversations and how its guaranteed to fire up your sex life. Truly, your love life and your entire marriage will never be the same after you learn the intimate dance of trading places. This book also features a powerful, free online assessment, powered by eHarmony Marriage that instantly improves your inclination to trade places. How? By zeroing in on exactly what youd most like your spouse to accurately understand about you. In addition, two workbooks with no-nonsense exercisesone for you and one for your spousewill help you apply each chapter to your own marriage. Les and Leslie have made it easy. So why not walk a few steps in your spouses shoes, starting today? Whether youre a newlywed couple or youve been married for decades, its never too early or too late to attain the power of trading places.
A psychologist and a marriage and family therapist, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are founders of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University. Their bestselling books include Love Talk, Crazy Good Sex The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring, and the award-winning Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts. Their work has been featured in The New York Times and USA Today, and they have appeared on CNN, OReilly Factor, Good Morning America, Today Show, The View, and Oprah. They live with their two sons in Seattle. Visit LesandLeslie.com.
According to clinical psychologist Les Parrott and his wife, Leslie, a marriage and family therapist, mutual empathy is the key to improving a relationship. The good news, say the couple, is that this ability can be learned, practiced, and acted upon immediately. The Parrotts deliver their message in three sections, discussing first the essential ingredients of empathy and next the rewards of empathic efforts. Finally, they recommend using the online eHarmony Marriage Profile to take a deeper look at one's relationship. The most helpful advice is to be honest and forthcoming in expressing feelings and needs. Recommended for all libraries.
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