Navigating Your Relationship: A Voyage for Couples

Navigating Your Relationship: A Voyage for Couples

by H. Laurence Schwab, M.F.T.

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Take your partnership on a breathtaking journey!

This unique look at what intimacy really means is rich and compelling. For couples struggling, this book offers valuable tools to take a fresh look at their relationship.
--Daniel Gottlieb Ph.D., family therapist and author of The Wisdom We're Born with: Restoring Faith in Ourselves

Everyone's relationship sails through choppy waters at some point. If couples learn to see each other as co-captains – both needing to be in control of their emotional destinies – even the toughest storms can be weathered. Author H. Laurence Schwab, M.F.T., offers some of his most imaginative tools and techniques from nearly three decades of marriage and family therapy to help you and your partner make it through stormy seas. Within this informative and entertaining book, you'll learn:
• Why a boat is a perfect relationship metaphor
• How to better understand what your partner is going through
• Why it is not always bad to get lost in the FOG
• How to define your goals--and how to know when you reach them

Groundbreaking! In Navigating Your Relationship: A Voyage for Couples, Schwab illustrates how many live their relationship "feeling small AND looking big." He empowers couples to create their unique roadmap for discovery and dialogue.
--R. Dandridge Collins, Ph. D., author of the non-fiction classic The Trauma Zone: Trusting God for Emotional Healing


Navigating Your Relationship: A Voyage for Couples offers a journey full of helpful wisdom and advice as couples navigate the challenges of partnership. A fresh, current and supportive array of tools awaits anyone ready to face the normal disappointments and complications of co-captaining a vessel together. Readers can expect surprises, distinct lessons and original ways of charting progress as a couple.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151534574
Publisher: Two Harbors Press
Publication date: 06/01/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 336
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

H. Laurence Schwab, M.F.T., has nearly thirty years of experience as a marriage and family therapist in private practice, as well as clinic and hospital settings, and has worked with hundreds of couples. This clinical experience and a family legacy of sailing and visual literacy have created the foundation of his book and its emphasis on how small people feel and how big they look at the same time. Schwab, a married father of three grown children with two grandsons, also supervises other therapists and conducts men’s groups and leadership retreats.

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Reviewed by Roy T. James for Readers' Favorite Navigating Your Relationship: A Voyage for Couples by H. Laurence Schwab M.F.T. is a practical, systemically oriented guide for couples to help in navigating the complex, often turbulent waters of intimate relationships. Like a boat, a couple needs to launch their life and, like a boat, life needs to be controlled to sail well through rough seas and calm waters. But unlike a boat, here there are two captains, hence the need to integrate two visions, the two weather reports on the boat, the perspectives of the two captains, or the sensibilities of two cultures, genders or families of origin. Using this metaphor, the author offers wise advice on matters that affect a couple and how these can be optimally dealt with. I found Navigating Your Relationship: A Voyage for Couples by H. Laurence Schwab M.F.T. a simple but powerful tool to keep life in good repair. Using metaphors like Moving Toward the Middle of the Boat, Watching and Listening From the Dock, Reaching the Lighthouse and the Harbor, or Handling Rough Seas, the author proposes natural sounding solutions to the most common, everyday problems of every couple. There is one issue I noticed with most of the books on this subject; we feel like reading them only when we are already in trouble, which, had we read them before, would never have arisen. This book is a good read for happy couples (or those who want to be), thanks to the deft handling of the topic.