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The Family and Relationships Counselling ebook is an informative and helpful read for anyone who wants to improve their relationships or even help other people improve or nurture their own relationships.

Some topics covered in this ebook include relationship theories, stages of a relationship, communications, types of relationships, understanding relationship dynamics, the nature of relationships, what can go wrong, what to do when things go wrong in a relationship and how to end a relationship.

Relationships may be simple or complex, intimate or social, open or private. Relationships are very much a reflection of the age. In the recent past, normal relationships would have constituted the nuclear family. Prior to that, it was the extended family. Nowadays, relationships have morphed into many different forms.

Pages: 78
Images: 60
ISBN: 978-0-9942948-2-1

 

Table of Contents

CREDITS

PREFACE

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION: THE DIVERSITY OF RELATIONSHIPS
The Evolution of Relationships
Types of Relationship
The Importance of Relationships
What is a Normal Relationship?
The Influence of Social Norms

CHAPTER 2 WHY DO WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS?
Attachment
The Importance of Relationships
Relationship Theories
Social Needs Perspectives

CHAPTER 3 ORIGINS AND STAGES OF A RELATIONSHIP
Origins of Relationships
What Defines a Relationship?
Stages of a Relationship
How Relationships Change As We Age
Short-term Relationships
Will We Be Ourselves?

CHAPTER 4 COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONSHIPS
Defining Communication
Principles of Communication
Modes of Communication
Types of Non-Verbal Communication
Use of Non-verbal Communication
The Influence of Perception
The Value of Verbal Communication
Improving Verbal Communication in Relationships
Poor Communication Techniques
Useful Ways to Communicate in Personal Relationships

CHAPTER 5 DYNAMICS IN RELATIONSHIPS
What Are Personal Relationships?
Relationships in Childhood
Parent-Child Relationships
Relationships in Adolescence
Relationships in Adulthood
Friendships
Relationships with Children
Relationships with Other Family Members
Romantic Relationships
The Impact of Social Media
Dynamics in Professional Relationships
Work Colleagues
A Special Case - Social Loafing
Other Work Relationships
Therapists, Doctors & Dentists
Other Relationships

CHAPTER 6 WHAT CAN GO WRONG IN RELATIONSHIPS?
The Natural Course of Relationships
Recognising Problems
Relationship Problems
Having a Different Viewpoint
Disconnect Between Two Parties
Conflict
Loss of Empathy, Compassion & Care
Lack of Effort
Breakdown
A Special Case - Death
Stages of Grief
Types of Grief
Chronic Grief
Distorted Grief
Anticipatory Grief
Absent Grief
But What Does Grief Have To Do With Relationships?

CHAPTER 7 CONTROLLING & MAINTAINING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS
Taking Control
Stabilising Relationships
Nurturing Relationships
Some Useful Ways to Nurture Intimate Relationships
Maintaining Relationships
Developing Problem Solving Skills

CHAPTER 8 REPAIRING DAMAGED RELATIONSHIPS
Starting Over
Repairing Relationships
Attachment Injuries
Preparing the Self

CHAPTER 9 ENDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH MINIMAL DAMAGE
Factors Associated with Relationship Breakdown
Why Relationships End
Dealing with Dissatisfaction
Tips on Ending a Relationship Positively
Delivering the Bad News
Moving On After Relationships

APPENDIX
Distance learning and online courses
E-books by John Mason and ACS Staff
Printed books by John Mason
Useful contacts
ACS global partners
Social media



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