This is the first book to apply Dr. Ellis's famous "Rational Emotive
Behavior Therapy" principles to intimate relationships. The seven
guidelines for better couple communication offered in this
user-friendly guide emphasize non-blaming acceptance, integrity, mutual
support, appreciation, replacing irrational ideas and expectations with
realistic attitudes. Dozens of real-life couple vignettes show readers
how they can readily learn and implement the seven guidelines in their
own lives. Dr. Ellis's realistic, objective perspective provides
practical and authoritative guidance couples can use to improve their
relationships -- no "pie-in-the-sky" solutions. MAKING INTIMATE
CONNECTIONS is an effective resource for couples seeking greater
closeness, intimate partners who are willing to make "unilateral"
changes, marriage and family therapists -- a breakthrough relationship
guide from the father of rational therapy.