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By Peter L. Sheras, Phyllis R. Koch-Sheras

ISBN-10: 1591472350

ISBN-13: 9781591472353

Veteran therapists Drs. Sheras and Koch-Sheras introduce a thrilling new strategy within which companions co-create a unified imaginative and prescient for his or her courting. by utilizing the "4 Cs" during this order: dedication, cooperation, conversation, and group, any couple can go beyond their person identities to nurture "the couple as entity," in impact, crafting a complete that's more than the sum of its components. optimistic, solution-oriented, and jam-packed with routines and illustrative case reviews, this leading edge e-book is an essential source for therapists trying to empower their consumers and equip them with the innovative and useful instruments worthy for fit, long-lasting partnerships.

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Despite what most couples think, they usually do not know how to operate effectively as a team to achieve common goals. They may not have been able to even generate common goals that they each can believe in—usually because they have been socialized to compete as individuals and have never had to practice teamwork together. Although individually they may have had the experience of working on a team in sports or business, they do not generally apply the skills from these areas to common goals in their couple.

When they stopped testing each other on how they were doing, they could give all their energy to making it work. After a trip to visit Ravi's parents in India, Carol and Ravi gave 100%/100% to getting past feeling misunderstood by each other. Each of them felt like the other had been unwilling to step into the other's world and see the other's difficulty. Rather than staying stuck in being right about their own individual thoughts and feelings, however, they were able to take on the issue as a team, with both of them together responsible for the outcome.

Although it is made up of two individuals, the cocreating couple is greater than and different from the sum of its two individual parts. It is a way of being to be created, rather than a specific goal or set of behaviors to achieve. It is about creating new possibilities continuously, not so much meeting any particular ideal. The cocreating couple is creating their relationship together as they go along, instead of striving to achieve a specific type of relationship. The cocreating couple is continuously able to develop their own way of being that meets their changing needs, rather than following any set pattern or expectations.

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