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« on: October 15, 2013, 11:41:25 PM »

8 Keys to Building Your Best Relationships
Author: Daniel A. Hughes, PhD
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (October 14, 2013)
Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 0393708209
ISBN-13: 978-0393708202




Bringing attachment theory essentials to everyday life.

A revolution is under way in how we understand the nature of relationships, how we develop in those relationships, and how our brains function synergistically in connection with others. This field is known as attachment theory, and until now most of the cutting-edge insights have been written in “researcher-speak” and reserved for neurologists, psychologists, and others in the healing professions.

Here veteran therapist and specialist in attachment disorders Daniel A. Hughes demystifies the research for lay people. By summarizing in short, easy-to-read “keys” the theory and brain science that underpin our ability to form relationships, he skillfully reveals how we can become better friends, spouses, siblings, and children. For anyone interested in how to develop meaningful new relationships or how to deepen and enrich their current ones, this book makes sense of it all.
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2013, 11:47:37 PM »

I have read other books by Dan Hughes in the past year trying to balance my abilities to relate to my gd8 and her mom, BPDDD27. Dh and I have custody of gd since she was a baby. DD has been in/out of our home and our lives.

This book really draws so much together for me in a very easy to understand way. He integrates the interpersonal neuroscience with attachment research and theory for parent/child ending up with how we each can do our best to build healthy relationships. I also understand so much better what gets in the way of my r/s with DD and Dh. The defensiveness that prevents us from moving in a healthy direction. And best of all it offers ways to make this better.

Many of the strategies, knowledge, tools and skills we advocate here at BPD Family are supported by the information in this book. Even though his case-style examples are for less intense individuals than my DD27, there are tools offered that will help me to improve myself to be more effective with her. And to know when it is best to walk away for a bit.

I look forward to others response to this book.

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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2013, 01:03:32 AM »

Wow, this looks quite interesting! Available also as e-book.  Smiling (click to insert in post)
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