Relationship Rescue: A Seven- Step Strategy for Reconnectng with Your Partner

Phillip C. McGraw, Author Hyperion $22.95 (320p) ISBN 978-0-7868-6631-1
Oprah's relationship expert and the author of the hugely popular Life Strategies, McGraw offers a challenge to readers in troubled marriages. (Though he refers to ""relationships,"" his comments about the roles of men and women make it obvious that McGraw has mostly traditional marriages in mind.) With typical frankness, the Dallas psychologist declares that the underlying reason that ""your relationship is in trouble [is] because you set it up that way."" Traditional relationship counseling doesn't work, McGraw says, so he dares readers to follow his multistep plan for ""reconnecting,"" which demands honest exploration, through exhaustive self-tests and questionnaires designed to define each partner's needs and expectations. The last step of McGraw's program is probably the most difficult and rewarding: 14 days of structured reconnection exercises in which the partners share their deepest feelings. By participating with the required level of commitment, candor and seriousness, couples would seem to guarantee enhancing their relationships. Despite the strengths of his program, McGraw's compelling television presence doesn't translate well to the page. He reminds readers so often that the ""reconnecting"" process will not be easy or fun that at times he seems more hectoring than persuasive--not that this is likely to matter to his viewers and fans. One-day laydown on February 8; television and radio satellite tours. (Feb.)
Reviewed on: 02/07/2000
Release date: 02/01/2000
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