Why Can't You Read My Mind?: Overcoming the 9 Toxic Thought Patterns That Get in the Way of a Loving Relationship

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Most people think that poor communication is the reason why so many relationships end, but it's actually the way we learn to think about our partners and our problems that undermines trust, erodes intimacy, and cripples communication. In Why Can't You Read My Mind?, psychologist Jeffrey Bernstein reveals—for the first time—the 9 toxic thought patterns at work in virtually every relationship, and shows couples how these distorted, negative, exaggerated thoughts can destroy the love between couples. Based on years of successful counseling, Bernstein has developed a simple yet powerful approach for breaking the toxic thinking cycle and helps couples establish new and more positive thinking habits for solving problems and dealing with the stresses of everyday life. Filled with practical advice on topics like fighting fairly and purging emotional ghosts, as well as fun, easy-to-follow exercises that will keep romance alive for years to come, Why Can't You Read My Mind? is an invaluable tool for those seeking to restore-or create-a happy, loving and fulfilling relationship.

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Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist specializing in couples and family therapy in the Philadelphia area. He has spent the last two years conducting seminars for couples using his discoveries about the toxic thinking problem in relationships, and has helped hundreds of couples on the brink of separation and divorce think their way back to love. SUSAN MAGEE is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction and co-author of several books, including The Power of Positive Confrontation and When the Little Things Count. Bernstein and Magee live with their families outside Philadelphia.

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Bernstein, a psychologist specializing in couples and family therapy, and Magee (The Power of Positive Confrontation) offer partners a way to renew the spark in their relationships in this succinct self-help guide. They claim that one of the most significant steps is to focus on yourself rather than your partner by ridding yourself of toxic thoughts, "negative thoughts that have lost their basis in reality and have gotten out of control." Examining nine toxic thought patterns (such as jumping to conclusions, labeling one another and playing the "blame game"), the authors provide well-researched explanations, relevant examples and practical alternatives to transform negative thoughts and behaviors into positive and constructive ones.
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