Too Good to Leave Too Bad to Stay

Too Good to Leave  Too Bad to Stay

Psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum draws on years of research and her work with real-life couples to help you make the right decision.

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101128367

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 560

Mira Kirshenbaum (I Love You, But I Don't Trust You), an international bestselling author and world-renowned therapist, draws on years of counseling experience to lead readers through relationship ambivalence. A careful line of 36 questions and self-analysis techniques designed to get to the heart of relationship and marriage problems. This straightforward and practical advice is designed for newer and older relationships, and presents a plethora of information and experience in a clear, concise manner. .
Categories: Psychology

The Gift of a Year

The Gift of a Year

Presents an inspirational but pragmatic guide to achieving self-satisfaction, showing women how to find happiness in even the busiest routine.

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: PSU:000043415779

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 833

Presents an inspirational but pragmatic guide to achieving self-satisfaction, showing women how to find happiness in even the busiest routine.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Marriage Power Love

Marriage  Power  Love

But when that fails, we feel disempowered, which leads to sighs, eye rolls, silences, subtle put-downs, insults, and even threats. These are power moves.

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 0806540443

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 583

Bestselling author and relationship expert, Mira Kirshenbaum--whose books have sold over a half millions copies--now uncovers the huge but often hidden role power plays in relationships and teaches readers her three-step method for ending their power struggles and finding their way back to love. How is it that well-intentioned people who genuinely care about each other so often end up in a seriously unsatisfying relationship? This book is the first to identify the process by which this happens. Every couple faces conflict, and every couple tries sweet reason to resolve it. When that fails--and this is the crux of the book--people fall back on using their power. This is instinctive. There are countless power moves people make, mostly without realizing they're doing it. But we as their partner do realize quite well that we feel disempowered and try to re-empower ourselves. And so the endless and endlessly destructive power dynamic takes hold. There is no internal mechanism for most couples to stop it on their own, short of separation. This non-judgmental book is an indispensable guide to help readers to end the destructive power dynamics in their relationship and get back to mutual and loving understanding that brought them together in the first place.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Everything Happens for a Reason

Everything Happens for a Reason

In Everything Happens for a Reason, psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum helps us understand the principles behind this frequently used phrase and provides us with tools to grasp its true meaning.

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307238709

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 844

In each of our lives we are faced with events that seem inexplicable, unjust, even cruel—events that can shatter our perception of the world, our understanding of ourselves, and our faith in a higher power. Friends and family members often offer comfort with “Everything happens for a reason”—a simple, common phrase with an unbearably elusive meaning. In Everything Happens for a Reason, psychotherapist Mira Kirshenbaum helps us understand the principles behind this frequently used phrase and provides us with tools to grasp its true meaning. According to Kirshenbaum, there is significance to each of the events in our lives. We all can discover meaning in what has happened to us—seeing such occurrences as gifts, lessons, or opportunities that we might not have been able to get any other way. Building on more than twenty-five years of clinical research, Kirshenbaum has developed tests to help readers decode the confusing or unfortunate events in their lives and find solace and strength in the positive outcomes that exist. Kirshenbaum offers ten universal reasons for the tragedies in our lives, among them letting go of fear, radically accepting ourselves, becoming a truly good person, finding forgiveness, and discovering our mission. While coming to terms with unexpected loss and disappointment is never easy, Everything Happens for a Reason empowers readers to embrace the positive and comprehend the specific message that is larger and more powerful than their grief.
Categories: Self-Help

Women Love

Women   Love

Starting with experience #1-Love Adventures-she presents the radical idea that you have to make mistakes before you can find the love of your life. This is where you do crazy things in the name of love.

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 0380976943

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 734

For the first time in the history of the world, a generation of women has come of age with the power to say "no" to mediocre love. It's because we care so much about love that we know nothing less than the best will do. Now Mira Kirshenbaum has identified the make-or-break experiences that lead to just this kind of love. Starting with experience #1-Love Adventures-she presents the radical idea that you have to make mistakes before you can find the love of your life. This is where you do crazy things in the name of love. And through these adventures, you get a sense of freedom and knowledge about yourself and what you want out of life and love. Through there, the author goes onto describe seven more essential experiences that can mean all the difference between frustrating and fulfilling love. Through a series of diagnostic questions and quizzes that allow her advice to be tailored to every woman's individual situation, she illiminates the path through these eight passages toward a lifetime of love. Along the way, she gives us the stories of real women to illustrate her points. Rarely before has such a wise, inspiring, and comforting voice been available to guide women on the path to a lifetime of real love.
Categories: Self-Help

Parent teen Break through

Parent teen Break through

Tells parents how to improve communication with their teenagers, discusses the importance of respect and trust, and includes suggestions on solving specific problem behaviors

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: 0452266165

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 292

View: 585

Tells parents how to improve communication with their teenagers, discusses the importance of respect and trust, and includes suggestions on solving specific problem behaviors
Categories: Family & Relationships

Is He Mr Right

Is He Mr  Right

With this groundbreaking book, internationally recognized relationship expert and bestselling author Mira Kirshenbaum turns her attention to the most common relationship question women have: Is he the one I should commit to?

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 9780307345813

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 850

Wish you had a crystal ball that could tell you if your guy was Mr. Right? Tired of wasting time with one Mr. Wrong after another? You’re not alone. Too many of us make bad decisions about the men in our lives and end up committing to relationships that don’t bring us the happiness we deserve. Now you can have that crystal ball you were wishing for. With this groundbreaking book, internationally recognized relationship expert and bestselling author Mira Kirshenbaum turns her attention to the most common relationship question women have: Is he the one I should commit to? This is the only guide you’ll ever need to answer that question once and for all. Offering savvy, straightforward advice gleaned from helping thousands of women find lasting love, Kirshenbaum offers the only step-by-step strategy for determining whether or not you should commit. Is He Mr. Right? will help you: • Decide if your guy is a keeper—or not • Identify the Five Dimensions of Chemistry and how to tell if you and your man have it • Understand the secret of women who find love: dump the duds fast • Focus on what you need to make you happy—and get it You will discover what you really want from a relationship, learn how to trust yourself again, and stop wasting time with guys who aren’t right for you. A must-have for any woman, Is He Mr. Right? provides the tools you need to find real happiness in love. From the Hardcover edition.
Categories: Self-Help

The Weekend Marriage

The Weekend Marriage

Offers a marriage guide for the twenty-first century, sharing the secrets of couples who have been able to nurture their love regardless of their schedules and offering advice on how to create a thriving, fulfilling marriage.

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 1400080983

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 238

View: 475

Offers a marriage guide for the twenty-first century, sharing the secrets of couples who have been able to nurture their love regardless of their schedules and offering advice on how to create a thriving, fulfilling marriage.
Categories: Family & Relationships

When Good People Have Affairs

When Good People Have Affairs

Kirshenbaum's ability to bring clarity out of a deeply confusing issue is amazing. This book is a must read for the 50% of Americans whose lives have been affected by infidelity.

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429944706

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 253

A world-renowned therapist, Mira Kirshenbaum has treated thousands of men and women caught in the powerful drama over what to do when an affair reaches into their emotional lives. Now, in When Good People Have Affairs, Kirshenbaum puts her unsurpassed experience into one clear, calming place. She gives readers everything they need to cut through the thickets of fear, hurt and confusion to find their ways to happier, more solid relationships with the person who's right for them. For example, Kirshenbaum identifies seventeen types of affairs, helping readers figure out which type they're in and what it means. Is it a: --"See-if" affair? --Ejector-seat affair? --Distraction affair? --Unmet-needs affair? --Panic affair? Kirshenbaum encourages honest answers to such questions as: --What am I missing in my marriage? --How do I decide between two people when it's like comparing an apple to an orange? --How do I decide to end my marriage, end my affair, or end them both? She leads readers through six easy-to-navigate steps that will take anyone from anxiety to clarity. When Good People Have Affairs will be a lifeline to any man or woman who feels caught between two lovers, and its insights are indispensable to anyone else touched by an affair.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Too Good To Go Too Bad To Stay

Too Good To Go Too Bad To Stay

If you have been doing the work, and know you are ready to leave, it takes
courage and strength to follow this path. Not having a sense of what the future
will bring can be frightening, and you may still be under the spell of no matter
how bad ...

Author: Joanne King

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 9781683508168

Category: Family & Relationships

Page:

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Too Good to Go, Too Bad to Stay is a simple, comprehensive guide that offers a 5-step plan to help men and women heal from a toxic relationship, and know if they should stay or go. Toxic relationship behaviors are insidious in nature and slowly creep into relationships. They may start with jealous rage or controlling behavior and can include, but are not limited to unrealistic expectations, isolation, blame, hypersensitivity, dual personality, criticism, and contempt. Can a relationship like that get better? Is it bad enough that it’s time to leave? Psychotherapist and spiritual healer Joanne King offers men and women in toxic relationships simple ways to create healthy, loving relationships. Through cultivating self-awareness, gratitude, and self-compassion, readers learn to live life with purpose and intent and gain an understanding of how to determine whether to stay or go—and live their best life ever.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Emotional Energy Factor

The Emotional Energy Factor

With energy, everything is possible. This book shows you how to harness it in order to accomplish more, struggle less, feel more energetic, and find the zest--and courage--you need to live the life of your dreams.

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 0307484254

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 319

Do you wish you had more energy? Do you often feel drained, even after a good night’s sleep? Are there days when you can’t get going...when you just feel blah? If so, you’re not alone. You’re suffering from emotional fatigue--an all too common outgrowth of our frenetic modern-day lives. But you can regain your emotional energy forever with this groundbreaking book from psychotherapist and bestselling author Mira Kirshenbaum that includes many helpful hints and informative real-life stories. This book shows you how to tap into the sources of emotional energy that already lie within you. In these remarkable pages, you’ll discover 25 practical, no-nonsense secrets to living the vital, happy, hope-filled life you deserve by building the kind of energy no pills, push-ups, or power bars can provide...the kind of energy that comes to the rescue when your body has reached its limits. It’s called emotional energy. Successful, high-energy people have learned to harness it--and now you can too with their secrets in this powerful, life-enhancing book. Drawing on nearly three decades of professional experience as a psychotherapist and researcher, Mira Kirshenbaum has developed a bold new program to help you raise your inner energy quotient and keep it high for life. The results are astounding: an aliveness of mind, happiness of heart, and a spirit filled with hope--the fuel that makes all things possible. Now you can reclaim the energy within, the energy that drives and sustains you, as you discover: • How to diagnose your own emotional fatigue • The power of active prayer • Two simple things you can do to turn a pressure situation into one that gives you emotional energy • Positive Negatives: how to say no to the things you don’t want to do • How to live your life your way--a giant step to emotional well-being • The Appointment Book Cure to free up time and get things done • How to stop buying into someone else’s expectations of you • The Emotional Energy Diet: how to lose those extra pounds and keep them off • PLUS many more tips, tools, and techniques for you to get more emotional energy today! “The single biggest difference between people who get what they want and people who don’t is energy,” states author Mira Kirshenbaum. With energy, everything is possible. This book shows you how to harness it in order to accomplish more, struggle less, feel more energetic, and find the zest--and courage--you need to live the life of your dreams. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Self-Help

Leave It to Cleavage

Leave It to Cleavage

—Mira Kirshenbaum, bestselling author of The Emotional Energy Factor and Too
Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay "Wendy Waxhas a hilarious take on men and
women and relationships. She has a gift for creating characters and situations
that ...

Author: Wendy Wax

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 9780553901061

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 419

Miranda Smith isn't surprised to discover a cache of racy photographs in her husband's desk--after all, he is the president of Ballantyne Bras. But she's more than shocked to realize it's his buff, burly body encased in the red satin bustier and matching bikini panties...and he's nowhere to be found. Neither is their life savings nor the company coffers. Thus begins Miranda's hilarious, frantic scramble to unravel the mystery behind her husband's disappearance, illegal accounting practices, and penchant for wearing silky teddies and kitten heels.
Categories: Fiction

The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality

The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality

Why is it that so many relationships fail? In her insightful book Too Good to Leave
, Too Bad to Stay, Mira Kirshenbaum explains it this way: In the beginning you
meet someone and fall in love. As you fly through the air, falling head over heels,
 ...

Author: Chris Jackson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 9780310861188

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 301

Between the onset of puberty and marriage, every man and woman faces the issues of being single. How do you handle the weekends alone -- or with a dating partner? How do you build a healthy relationship? How can you tell when it's the relationship of a lifetime? And what about sex -- Why say no when your body is screaming yes? Chris Jackson knows the promise and the pitfalls of singleness for African Americans. In this book, he offers frank, down-to-earth wisdom on such topics as: - Practical ways to make the single life a better life - Making the most of the differences between the sexes - How your family history affects your dating relationships - "Creative Conversation from A to Z" - The silent issues: masturbation, date rape, and homosexuality - Breaking up without breaking down - Knowing when a relationship is marriageable . . . And much more -- If you want to order your dating life according to the Bible's prescription for fulfillment, The Black Christian Singles Guide to Dating and Sexuality is an invaluable guidebook. It's easy to read, and it offers real-life answers for your real-life issues.
Categories: Religion

Hope in the Age of Anxiety

Hope in the Age of Anxiety

Too good to leave, too bad to stay. New York: Plume. Kiser, L. J., Bennett, L.,
Heston, J., & Paavola, M. (2005). Family rituals and routine: Comparison of
clinical and non-clinical families. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 14(3), 357
–372.

Author: Anthony Scioli

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199758579

Category: Self-Help

Page: 440

View: 834

Economic collapse, poverty, disease, natural disasters, the constant threat of community unrest and international terrorism--a quick look at any newspaper is enough to cause almost anyone to feel trapped and desperate. Yet the recent election also revealed a growing search for hope spreading through society. In the timely Hope in the Age of Anxiety, Anthony Scioli and Henry Biller illuminate the nature of hope and offer a multitude of techniques designed to improve the lives of individuals, and bring more light into the world. In this fascinating and humane book, Scioli and Biller reveal the ways in which human beings acquire and make use of hope. Hope in the Age of Anxiety is meant to be a definitive guide. The evolutionary, biological, and cultural roots of hope are covered along with the seven kinds of hope found in the world's religions. Just as vital, the book provides many personal tools for addressing the major challenges of the human condition: fear, loss, illness, and death. Some of the key areas illuminated in Hope in the Age of Anxiety: How do you build and sustain hope in trying times? How can hope help you to achieve your life goals? How can hope improve your relationships with others? How can hope aid your recovery from trauma or illness? How does hope relate to spirituality? Hope in the Age of Anxiety identifies the skills needed to cultivate hope, and offers suggestions for using these capacities to realize your life goals, support health and healing, strengthen relationships, enhance spirituality, and inoculate yourself against the despair that engulfs many individuals.
Categories: Self-Help

Leaving Before the Rains Come

Leaving Before the Rains Come

The Emergency Divorce Handbook for Women; Helping Your Kids Cope with
Divorce the Sandcastles Way; Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: A Step-by-
Step Guide to Help You Decide Whether to Say In or Get Out of Your
Relationship: ...

Author: Alexandra Fuller

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473521032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 600

The sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Born in England and uprooted to southern Africa as a toddler by her parents, Alexandra Fuller experienced a unique upbringing – both coloured with tragedy and joy – against the backdrop of the Rhodesian wars. Following her marriage to American Charlie Ross, she leaves Africa for Wyoming in the United States. This sequel to the bestselling Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight vividly captures the highs, lows and ultimate dissolution of Fuller’s twenty-year marriage and her unbreakable tie to her African past as she searches for explanations for the present and answers for the future. Interlaced with stories from her childhood in Africa, Fuller paints a brilliant picture of an expatriate’s love for her homeland, a daughter’s acceptance of her father and the moving journey of her marriage and divorce. Poignant, candid and wistfully humorous, Leaving Before the Rains Come will resonate with anyone who has ever fallen out of love – with a person, idea or a place – and into self-acceptance and the belief that only we can save ourselves. ‘Remarkable, beautifully written and fantastically entertaining... a compulsive read’ Observer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Power of Hope

The Power of Hope

In Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay, Mira Kirshenbaum highlighted the
willingness of partners to make themselves available for each other. She viewed
openness to the other as a vital regenerative property in healthy relationships.

Author: Anthony Scioli

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780757393440

Category: Self-Help

Page: 408

View: 450

The must-read inspirational book of the year designed to combat a global "hope shortage." Following in the footsteps of successful inspirational books like The Power of Positive Thinking and The Purpose Driven Life comes the definitive guide for understanding, developing, and strengthening our most important emotion: Hope. The timing couldn't be better. In this engaging self-help "tour de force" authors Anthony Scioli, Ph.D., and Henry Biller, Ph.D., two renowned clinical psychologists, offer thought-provoking insights, compelling case studies, and practical "hope" exercises rooted in spirituality, religion, psychology, and philosophy, as well as their own personal stories of resilience. The result: a deeper assimilation of hope in daily life. In The Power of Hope, readers will encounter: Strategies for overcoming nine kinds of hopelessness as well as for combating depression and suicide Advice on utilizing hope to manage the "day-to-day"—from work and relationships to serious illness, grief, or loss Ways in which hope can impact overall health, exercise, and diet Hope self-assessments, including a hope provider and spiritual intelligence scale Whether one is dealing with a serious health issue, a traumatic past, or just trying to thrive in a time of political and economic unrest, hope is the key to fostering success, love, and survival. The Power of Hope will inspire readers with renewed faith and possibility. "This book is a must read for anyone dealing with adversity and a resource that every healthcare professional should own."—Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Help Me to Heal
Categories: Self-Help

Our Love is Too Good To Feel So Bad

Our Love is Too Good To Feel So Bad

R r K TOO GOOD TO FEEL SO BAD A Step- By-Step Guide To Identifying And
Eliminating The Love Killers In Your Relationship MIRA KIRSHENBAUM Author
of Too Good To Leave, Too Bad To Stay R LOVE IS TOO GOOD TO FEEL SO
BAD ...

Author: Mira Kirshenbaum

Publisher:

ISBN: 0965039919

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Marriage

Marriage

Marriages In Crisis : Irreconcilable Differences OUR LOVE IS TOO GOOD TO
FEEL SO BAD A Step - By - Step Guide To Identifying ... Author : Mira
Kirshenbaum Author of the bestseller Too Good To Leave , Too Bad to Stay and
Parent / Teen ...

Author: Rich Wemhoff

Publisher: Resource Pathways Incorporated

ISBN: PSU:000044315405

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 237

View: 596

The latest title in our popular LifeCycles series, this guidebook provides, for those contemplating marriage and for couples wrestling with marital problems, a clear pathway to the best books and websites available.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Should I Stay Or Go

Should I Stay Or Go

Kirshenbaum, M. Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay. New York: Dutton, 1996.
Lederer, William J., and Don D. Jackson, Ph.D. The Mirages of Marriage. New
York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1968. Medved, Diane. The Case Against Divorce
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Author: Lee Raffel

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0809225131

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 301

A new option for unhappy marriages, Controlled Separation (CS), can be used as a tool to help couples make the best decision for both partners, according to the founder and clinical director of Awareness Counseling Services, Inc.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Body and Soul

Body and Soul

Try using author Mira Kirshenbaum's diagnostic approach. Mira created a series
of questions for finding the one piece of evidence that reveals your best course of
action. As she writes in Too Good to Leave. Too Bad to Stay “We live in an age ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106019464327

Category: Lifestyles

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Categories: Lifestyles