Ester R.A. Leutenberg and Dr. John J. Liptak
Being in an intimate relationship can be one of the most joyful experiences imaginable. Personal relationships are critical in a person's overall health and wellness. An intimate relationship provides an antidote to the worries, tension, depression, and stress of our everyday lives. Personal relationships can be the best—and the most challenging—part of a person's experience. This workbook aims to help each participant explore individual and partner behaviors.
The workbook's five sections help participants learn more about themselves and the skills fundamental to developing and maintaining healthy relationships. They will discover and better understand the importance of these skills in living in harmony with a relationship partner, using a variety of worksheets, activities, and assessments.
Each section serves as an avenue for individual self-reflection and group experiences revolving around identified topics of importance. Each assessment includes directions for easy administration, scoring, and interpretation. Also included are exploratory activities, reflective journaling activities, worksheets, and educational handouts to help participants discover their habitual effective and ineffective relationship skills. Finally, instruction is provided to enhance participants' most critical weaknesses when interacting with their partners.
This workbook is also available in PDF eBook format, making it simple to store on your computer or mobile device and to access with a PDF viewer. The PDF format allows you to easily print copies of the activities and worksheets during therapy and counseling sessions.
Need a creative way to start your session? Use the Personal and Intimate Relationship Skills Card Deck. The open-ended questions will break the ice and stimulate conversation. Use them alone or in conjunction with the corresponding page in the book.
How do you and your partner handle a disagreement? How can you do better?
How are your spiritual needs and those of your partner the same? How are they different?
What types of issues related to intimacy do you and your partner argue about?