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Coming in 2021!

The Basic Principles Behind Good Relationships with Your Partner, Family, Parents, Children, Friends, Colleagues and All the Other People in Your Life
by Barbara Berger

What do healthy relationships look like?

Do you ever wonder what healthy relationships look like? Probably. Especially since most of the problems we have in our daily lives are “people problems” – have you noticed? Most of the difficulties we face on a daily basis have to do with our interactions with our fellow human beings. Be it with our partners, families, children, parents – or with our friends, neighbors or colleagues at work.

This is why most of us really want to know how we can best get along with our fellow human beings. How can we deal respectfully with our partners and families while still remaining true to who we are? How can we manage better at the workplace – and deal with our superiors and colleagues so that we can maintain our self-respect and enjoy going to work? In short, what, in fact, do healthy relationships look like? What are the characteristics and qualities of relationships that work and function for all the people involved? How can we identify what works and what doesn’t work?

This is what we all want to know. And this is what Barbara’s new book is about. This book is an attempt to look realistically at these challenges and to answer these important questions.

Based on clinical experience

Based on her many years of clinical experience working as a coach and therapist, Barbara describes the characteristics of healthy relationships. In other words, what do healthy relationships actually look like? What does a healthy relationship with a partner look like? What does a healthy family look like? How do parents relate to their children in a healthy manner? What are the characteristics of respectful, constructive conversations? How can we negotiate the challenges of our everyday lives and disagree respectfully with friends or family without running away or going on the attack? Is it possible to talk respectfully and find workable compromises?

Healthy Models

Barbara answers these important questions with her “Healthy Models” which describe how healthy relationships look in practice. The value of these Healthy Models is that when we have clear Models for how healthy behavior looks, we can then compare our own life situations and relationships to these Models and then identify what is “off” in our own experience. As a result, we can then begin to see where behavior is unhealthy and where there is a lack of, for example, respect or healthy boundaries. Then as we begin to get a little more clarity and are able to identify what’s going on, we can begin to work constructively to improve these situations and relationships. The new book is packed with practical techniques as to how we can do this.

Healthy Models for Relationships will be released in English by O-Books in the UK and the US in 2021. The book was released in Danish in September 2020. We will let you know when we have release dates for the book in the many other languages Barbara is published in.