50 Ways to Create True Connection 50 Ways to Create Great Relationships is full of practical advice for developing deeper and more satisfying relationships. Chandler offers a fresh approach to relationship building where we are encouraged to overcome robotic, passive thinking and create a more active, optimistic self-image. Healthy, productive new relationships evolve naturally as we learn to listen to and value those around us. We can learn to "Think and Thank" in our personal and professional lives and grow beyond negative perceptions and harmful unresolved conflicts.
What do people in happy relationships know that the rest of us don't? Do they have a secret recipe for success? Is there a special alchemy to make it work? 'The Secrets of Happy Relationships' reveals the 50 things you need to know to put your relationship on a firm footing and remain in love forever. Some will surprise, and all will inspire you. Put these 50 simple strategies together and you have a recipe for lasting happiness together, a proven formula that will unlock the secrets and uncover your potential.
Love can be hard; and meeting someone, falling in love, and growing old together isn’t easy. But it can be especially difficult when you’re over fifty! You may have never been able to find the right one or feel like it’s too late or found the one who swept you off your feet but lost them due to an unfortunate life event, such as an accident or sickness—or you may have just grown apart. For whatever reason, if the looking, finding, and keeping have become harder with each passing year, how do you find the love you desire? How to Find and Keep a Partner after Fifty—Step by Step provides a practical and encouraging guide for you if you are over fifty and have trouble looking for love. Author Freddie C. Holmes challenges you to look within at what has happened to you in the relationship department, inviting you to change your mind-set and take action. You can then learn how to attract and embrace everything you desire in a meaningful relationship, putting you on the path to a fun-filled romance with a partner you can share your bucket list with. Dating after fifty is an adventure! The good news is that it is interesting and you have many opportunities. The reason for this is that there are more potential partners available in your age group than you would have thought. But before you can embark on meeting someone new, as with any worthwhile enterprise, there are preparations and due diligence to be done to succeed. So let’s not waste any more time! Are you ready to meet a new partner?
The most long-lasting and enduring relationship an individual can develop is with a sibling. Considering the closeness in age and early association of siblings, they can bond for a lifetime. Psychologists are beginning to appreciate the sibling link and its dynamic role in a child's social development. Beyond the mother-child dyad, sibling associations are now attributed with determining cognitive faculties, emotional balance, self-sufficiency, and peer interactions. Clarifying the complex processes of these relationships and the benefit of parental involvement, Avidan Milevsky provides a foundational text for a growing area of study. Deploying personal narrative, theoretical examinations, and empirical data, he unravels the intricacies of the sibling exchange and their function in overall family structures. He identifies the factors that make such bonds successful (or harmful) and the influence of parents in shaping these outcomes. He also evaluates the compensatory possibilities of the sibling bond when faced with the absence of a parent or friend. Variables such as age, birth order, gender, and family size are tremendous considerations, and parents hoping to enhance the sibling bond gain immensely from understanding these predictors. Milevsky shows practitioners how to educate parents and help them apply their knowledge in practice. He particularly supplies crucial perspective on "deidentification," or conscious differentiation, in which parents encourage different life paths to minimize sibling comparison and competition. A major tool for clinicians, social service providers, and educators, this book clarifies the next frontier in child development research.
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
The impact of sibling relationships on how people develop has been dramatically under-emphasised in the literature on child development. Drawing together new and established research, this accessible text shows that these relationships are crucial to professionals' under-standing of the children and the families they work with. Sibling Relationships offers a theoretically grounded and culturally sensitive account of the many complexities of sibling relationships, emphasising the significance of these for practice and the ways in which the effectiveness of work with children and families can be enhanced by promoting positive connections between brothers and sisters. It examines a range of adverse circumstances for children and families - substance abuse, domestic violence, loss, disability and mental illness - considering how sibling relationships are affected by these circumstances, and how relationships with siblings might help to promote resilience in children. Practice notes provide examples of how sibling relationships can become an important focus in the work of professionals. This is the first book to link knowledge of sibling relationships to the practice of working with families. It will be important reading for anyone interested in children and families, including students and professionals in the areas of social work, counselling, applied social studies and childhood studies.
Using narrative analysis, this book draws on interviews with women who left relationships with other women to begin relationships with men in order to understand how these women make sense of their sexual identities.
Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the role of personal relationships in people's lives. Highlighting areas of special significance and research interest at each major life-stage, Patricia Noller, Judith A. Feeney and Candida Peterson, examine how close relationships develop over time and influence individual adjustment. They explore a wide range of relationships, including some that are often neglected, such as those with siblings, adult children and elderly parents. They also look at alternative family forms, such as single-parent families and step-families, and address important themes such as intimacy, conflict and power. With insightful discussion of the theory and methods typically used by researchers working in this area, Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan is an ideal resource for students and researchers of both relationships and lifespan development. It will also be of interest to practitioners, such as social workers and family therapists, working with clients with relational concerns and anyone wanting to learn more about the nature of relationships.
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Author: International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
Correspondent banking relationships (CBRs), which facilitate global trade and economic activity, have been under pressure in several countries. So far, cross-border payments have remained stable and economic activity has been largely unaffected, despite a recent slight decrease in the number of CBRs. However, in a limited number of countries, financial fragilities have been accentuated as their cross-border flows are concentrated through fewer CBRs or maintained through alternative arrangements. These fragilities could undermine affected countries’ long-run growth and financial inclusion prospects by increasing costs of financial services and negatively affecting bank ratings.
Effective Supervisory Relationships: Best Evidence and Practice is the first book to explore in detail the Supervisory Relationship, which research has consistently found to be the most critical component of any supervisory process. Helen Beinart and Sue Clohessy – two experts in the field – draw on world-wide studies that cover all major therapeutic approaches to the Supervisory Relationship, and include detailed coverage of cultural competence and issues of effective multicultural supervision. The result is a comprehensive resource that offers cutting-edge, internationally relevant information in order to inform study, training, continuing professional development and practice.
Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species - our personal relationships are of immense interest to us and are a key factor in achieving happiness and well being. From the moment of birth, humans crave love and intimacy and we devote much energy to creating and maintaining successful personal relationships throughout our personal and our working lives. However, modern industrialized societies present a particularly challenging environment for sustaining rewarding personal relationships. Understanding how people initiate, develop, maintain, and terminate relationships is one of the core issues in psychology, and the subject matter of this book. Contributors to this volume are all leading researchers in relationship science, and they seek here to explore and integrate the subtle influence that evolutionary, socio-cultural, and intra-psychic (cognitive, affective and motivational) variables play in relationship processes. In addition to discussing the latest advances in areas of relationship research, they also advocate an expanded theoretical approach that incorporates many of the insights gained from evolutionary psychology, social cognition, and research on affect and motivation. The contributions should be highly relevant to researchers, teachers, students, laypersons and to everyone who is interested in the subtleties of human relationships. The book is also highly recommended to clinical, health, and relationship professionals who deal with relationship issues in their daily work.
The Simple Psychic Truths of Perfectly Satisfying Connections
Author: Margaret Ruth
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Want perfectly satisfying relationships in your life? Zap! Zing! Pow! Done. It is that simple if you go straight to the bottom line and know the universal operating laws of how superconscious human relationships form. By understanding the 100-0 Law and setting your goal for healthy, joyful and whole relationships, you will only need to do a few things to start making the connections in your life a powerful engine of personal satisfaction and expansion. Doing simple things is sometimes not easy though, and Superconscious Relationships supports readers of all levels in cutting out cultural relationship myth-information and developing a new superconscious habits through exercises such as The 100% Accurate Indicator of What is True for You and other book features such as case histories, exercises, visualizations, illustrations and insights from Margaret Ruth's successful experience with thousands of radio callers and clients. It is really very clear and very simple.
Interaction Structures and the Processes of Therapeutic Change
Author: Geoff Goodman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
The 75 years that span the writings of Sigmund Freud and John Bowlby--two minds that have significantly shaped thinking about the processes of change in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis--have yielded dramatic changes in the ways in which we conceptualize human relationship as curative. Their different positions reflect changes in our culture, in the philosophy of science, and in contemporary views of human subjectivity. Heisenberg's uncertainty principle--the principle that the position of an electron cannot be determined because the observation of its position affects its position in an indeterminate way--has been appropriated as a metaphor for human interaction. Freud's foundational, technical recommendations, such as abstinence and neutrality, have yielded to mutuality and subjectivity within the therapist-patient dyad. Attachment theory and research have begun to specify the variety of therapist-patient interactions and the relation between the quality of these interactions and patient outcomes. The goal of this book is to contribute to our understanding of these interaction structures and their influence on therapeutic changes in the patient. Geoff Goodman invites the reader to consider the attachment relationship as an often-overlooked specific factor that nevertheless plays a key role in all therapeutic processes. Therapeutic Attachment Relationships explores the attachment relationship as an effective ingredient in all therapeutic change.
With a more specific focus than the all-encompassing textbook, each title in the Foundations of Psychology series enables students who are new to psychology to get to grips with a key area of psychological research, while also developing an understanding of basic concepts, debates, and research methodologies. In this book Diana Jackson-Dwyer presents an introductory survey of classic and recent research on relationships and the theories that underpin them. The book starts with a brief overview of the place of relationships within the history of psychology and of their evolutionary roots: our need to belong, to attach and to affiliate. After a look at methodology, it considers different types of relationships: kinship, friendship, loving and mating. Theories are advanced to explain the formation, maintenance and breakdown of relationships. The book draws on a wide array of contemporary research, and covers issues ranging from rising divorce rates to cultural variations in mating patterns, the issue of gay marriage, and the effect of the internet on relationships. Each chapter contains numerous pedagogical features which will help students to engage with the material: Chapter-specific learning objectives and summaries of key points Study boxes presenting reflective exercises, research questions, and issues for discussion Glossaries and suggestions for further reading Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Interpersonal Relationships provides an accessible and up-to-date overview of this vibrant area of psychology. The book will be ideal reading for students who are new to higher-level study - whether at school, college or university, and will also be useful for first-year undergraduate students taking introductory courses in psychology.
With a goal of improving retrieval in bibliographic environments, this volume takes stock of what we know about relationships in the overall bibliographic domain, with particular emphasis on relationships between subjects, relationships among bibliographic entities, and relationships between subject content and user needs. The volume presents the current state of the art in examining the expression of relationships in some of the best thesauri and classification schemes in use throughout the world. It also looks to the future by providing guidance for relational tasks now taking on greater significance, as retrieval systems increasingly operate in automated modes and as retrieval systems cross linguistic, cultural, and disciplinary boundaries. By bringing together in one place the perspectives of some of the most prominent persons working in this arena, this volume should be of interest to researchers from library and information science, as well as computer science (artificial intelligence, knowledge representation, information retrieval, natural language processing), and to many practitioners, including: developers of thesauri and classification schemes; developers of Web search engines and search directories; indexers and subject cataloguers; and professional searchers.