The Power of the Interrupted Relationship
Tony Humphreys, Helen Ruddle
As long as people view couple conflict as being about the relationship between individuals, rather than within each person, breakdown is the inevitable outcome. This book demonstrates the potential for all breakdowns to become breakthroughs.
- 208 Pages
- 25 March 2019
- ISBN: 9781784521592
The high prevalence of couple conflict and marital breakdown causes considerable suffering to the individuals involved, and where there are offspring, to the children as well. The realisation that couple conflict is not about what happens between the partners but what is happening within each of them as individuals is the principal theme of this book. As long as people view couple conflict as being about the relationship between individuals, rather than within each person, breakdown is the inevitable outcome. This book demonstrates the potential for all breakdowns to become breakthroughs.
Dr Tony Humphreys is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, author and national and international speaker. He began his career as a Clinical Psychologist in State Psychiatric and Psychological Services in England and Ireland and since 1990 has been working in private practice in Ireland. His practice involves working with individuals, couples, families, schools, local communities and the business community.
He is a course designer and director of two courses on communication and self- realisation and relationship mentoring in University College, Cork and Portlaoise (outreach centre). He is also a regular guest lecturer in other third- level colleges, corporate organisations, wellness groups and educational systems both in Ireland and internationally, including several European countries, Turkey and South Africa. He is the author of many books on practical psychology.
Dr Helen Ruddle is a Psychologist with two main strands to her work-life. Presently her work primarily is with individuals in private practice along with University-level programme development and authorship of books.
A book full of soul that will have a place on my night stand for a long time.
This is an extraordinary book in which the authors hold the frailty of our human psyche with (in) such care and tenderness.
This book resonates strongly with me.