Getting Relationships Right: How to Build Resilience and Thrive in Life, Love, and Work, 1st Edition

  • Melanie Joy
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  • ISBN-10: 1523088524
  • ISBN-13: 9781523088522
  • DDC: 302
  • 264 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Bestselling author, psychologist, and relationship coach Melanie Joy lays out the universal principles that can make any relationship, from personal to professional, healthier and more resilient. Unlike other relationship books, Getting Relationships Right doesn’t just explain how we can fix a particular kind of relationship—with a romantic partner, friend, family member, boss, employee, etc. Psychologist Melanie Joy reveals the common psychological dynamics that underlie every kind of healthy relationship. Once we understand those dynamics—once we’ve increased what Joy calls our relationship literacy—we can apply that understanding to make any relationship stronger and more resilient. Relationships are like bodies—they get sick when their immune system is weaker than the germs that challenge them. Joy explains how to strengthen your relational immune system against both interpersonal and societal stressors and cultivate relationships that are secure and connected, that reflect integrity and honor dignity. Resilient relationships support not only the well-being of individuals but also the thriving of the organizations and communities of which they are a part.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Foundations of Relational Health: Building Resilient Relationships.
2: Security and Connection: The Heart of Relationship Resilience.
3: Integrity: The North Star of Relationship Resilience.
4: Power Models: Compassion Versus Control.
5: Systems: The Dynamics of Our Relationships and the Germs That Infect Them.
6: Differences: Understanding and Navigating Dissimilarities.
7: Unraveling Conflict: Principles and Tools for ConflictPrevention and Management.
8: Effective Communication: Practical Skills forSuccessful Conversations.
9: Change: Strategies for Acceptance and Tools for Transformation.
Appendix 1: List of Needs.
Appendix 2: Sample Conflict and Sample Chain of Conflict Charts.
Appendix 3: Chain of Conflict Blank Chart.
Appendix 4: Chain of Conflict Worksheet.
About the Author.
Other Backmatter.