If you find yourself in a relationship that is deteriorating as rising arguments, escalating fights and bitter battles take over, and „Stop fighting with my partner“ is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, I recommend a truely wonderful, wise and (yes!) fun book for couples: Stop the fight! by Michelle Brody, Ph.D.
Brody describes 12 typical topics that most of my clients argue over again and again.
They might sound familiar to you:
- The Partner Improvement Fight
- The Prove Your Point Fight
- The Nagging-Tuning Out Fight
- The Escalating Fight
- The Household Responsibilities Fight
- The Birthday Fight
- The Bad Reputation Fight
- The You-Don’t-Care-About-Me Fight
- The Sex Fight
- The Money Fight
- The Parenting Differences Fight
- The Difficult Relatives Fight
What makes this book outstanding is Brody’s capacity to convey a deep understanding for the fighting couple’s complex dynamic that is both very professional, indeed profound and yet very easy to understand. She conveys very clear, down-to-earth advice and yet never oversimplifies the dynamics of disappointment, outrage and selfrightousness in relational conflicts. Plus: her illustrations are great. Hilarious, in fact.