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M. Thea Temple

Dallas, TX, USA
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How to Improve Your Marriage Without Talking About It audiobook cover art

Imagining a New Way of Being Loving

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-19

Scientifically rooted, an approach based mostly in actualizing understanding--showing and practicing change rather than discussing feelings ad nauseam. When I am able to do what the book suggests, I feel better about myself as a person while watching the relationship improve. Hugging and kissing and enjoying one another are more valuable than long dissections of the relationship.

The Science of Trust audiobook cover art

Interesting research.

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-26-16

Much couple's therapy ignores the findings of Gottman, and so it fails. Good companion piece to Terry Real's applied therapy based on personal experience and Gottman.

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The Power of Vulnerability audiobook cover art

Entertaining and Insightful

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-16

Perfect for audiobooks, as she is funny with real research. Had to stop and take down quotes to share on Facebook. Brene Brown is a walking, talking meme maker.

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Where the rubber meets the road

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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-25-16

This is the second of Terry Real's books I've read and have to say that he may be the wisest and clearest couple 's therapist I've ever read. This one is not just a rehash, but offers practical advice and exercises. The one shortcoming is that it's hard to capture the "manual" side on an audiotape, so I ordered the paperback as well.

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How Can I Get Through to You? Reconnecting Men and Women audiobook cover art

Real Stuff! (Pun intended)

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-09-16

By my measures, this is, quite simply, the best couple's therapy book I've ever read. Erudite and contextual, Terry Real nevertheless offers direct and personal courage to help guide us on our own winding way. Points out the elephants in the room that we've been insisting are just old hatracks. Profound.