ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Popular myths about love set us up for a struggle with real life The inconvenient truth is there s no such thing as a perfect partner, all couples fight, and feelings of love come and go like the weather But that doesn t mean you can t have a joyful and romantic relationship Through a simple program based on the revolutionary new mindfulness based acceptance and commitmPopular myths about love set us up for a struggle with real life The inconvenient truth is there s no such thing as a perfect partner, all couples fight, and feelings of love come and go like the weather But that doesn t mean you can t have a joyful and romantic relationship Through a simple program based on the revolutionary new mindfulness based acceptance and commitment therapy ACT , you can learn to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively and engage fully in the process of living and loving together.With your partner or alone, ACT with Love will teach you how to Let go of conflict, open up, and live fully in the presentUse mindfulness to increase intimacy, connection, and understandingResolve painful conflicts and reconcile long standing differencesAct on your values to build a rich and meaningful relationship
ACT with Love Stop Struggling Reconcile Differences and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Popular myths about love set us up for a struggle with real life The inconvenient truth is there s no such thing as a perfect partner all couples fight and feelings of love come and go like the weat

  • Title: ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Author: Russ Harris
  • ISBN: 9781572246225
  • Page: 340
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “ACT with Love: Stop Struggling, Reconcile Differences, and Strengthen Your Relationship with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy”

    1. Good advice for any relationship, whether the struggles are serious or run of the mill, though the writing was distractingly normative in every way and pretty cliched.

    2. This book is definitely a must-read to anyone who feels they struggle in relationships or feel they could do better, or e.g. wanna improve their current relationship or wanna be better prepared for a new relationship.As a psychology student, it's been a few years since I got interest in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, and I was really curious how this could apply to couples & relationships. Of course I was curious whether it would be helpful for my own relationships or not.Great quotes [...]

    3. I'm only in chapter 2 so far, but I just have a feeling this book will be amazing for me after a very good therapist friend recommended I read it and work honestly through the worksheets found on the author's website in order to reflect upon my failed marriages and other past relationships. I love the idea of doing something pro-active to learn how to improve my future relationship.Chapter 6: everyone's a control freak! (yes, even me, although I am still considering how I am controlling, while s [...]

    4. I found this book quite disappointing, not nearly as well thought out as his preceding books. To me it seemed like he'd based his advice on some kind of sit com stereotype of a dysfunctional couple. It's focus is quite narrow, it's not nearly as broadly applicable as his blurbs and introduction make out, it's only really suitable for people in a committed romantic relationship (not any other type of close relationship) and it's only useful for couples who have quite typical problems.

    5. OMG! After reading the first 3 chapters, I bought the ebook. It is helping me to think outside the box and to open my eyes to reality. So far, its a good book. I hope it helps.

    6. This is the new book I'm giving to all my couples clients. A GREAT book about helping your relationship!! Read it and see!!!

    7. L'efficace e sintetico titolo originale di questo libro è ACT with LOVE.È composto da due acronimi: ACT sta per Acceptance and commitment therapy; una forma di psicoterapia che presenta una strategia per riparare, approfondire e rendere vitale un rapporto amoroso seguendo e incrementando LOVE, ovvero le nostre capacità di lasciar andare i pensieri inutili (letting go), di aprirsi e fare spazio ai sentimenti negativi (opening up), di riconoscere e affermare i propri valori (valuing), e di impe [...]

    8. The irony of the two and a half years I've spent working through this book is that I started reading it while in one long-term relationship, and I've finished reading it while in another. What makes this book helpful is that it's not about the theory of what makes relationships work. 'ACT with Love' starts with the premise that the best thing in a relationship is to do what's helpful for the relationship, rather than who is right or wrong. It's filled with lots of helpful worksheets to make it e [...]

    9. Excellent book! ACT has a solid foundation in research and the way this book is presented has helped me really look at how I approach my own relationships. The exercises in this book are great and I can see myself coming back to this book over and over each year as a refresher. I'm not a big fan of self help books, but the research behind ACT convinced me to give this book a shot and it was well worth it.

    10. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is my primary modality for treating folks in individual therapy, and the kind of couples therapy I do (Integrative Behavioral Couples Therapy) has a high degree of overlap with ACT. I was excited to read an explicitly ACT-oriented self-help approach for couples, and was impressed with Harris' book. It's a good length, written accessibly without being cheesy, and has a lot of wisdom. I think some people chafe against the idea of acceptance (e.g "I just have [...]

    11. A good book for therapists as well as couples with difficulties. The central premise here is not to change your partner but get a fundamental shift at how you look at people in general and your partner in particular. Once you accept people for who they are and still make room for them, that's when relationships become enjoyable and fulfilling.

    12. A must read for all committed couples and even singles who are wondering what it takes to make a relationship work. Acceptance in an under-utilised skill in the distressed couples I see, they put owness on their partners to 'make them happy' rather then seeing their own happiness as a choice that they make. Great practical tools to help you achieve the relationship you want.

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