Relationships - how people who are important to each other interact - may be the most important area for human understanding today. They are of prime importance in determining our quality of life and even health. They have a huge impact on productivity and efficiency in the workplace. They start and stop wars between nations.
Extraordinary Relationships, based upon the observations and theory developed by Dr. Murray Bowen, shows us how emotions affect relationships and how to work on our own part of any relationship - the only part we have the power to change. Through this work, the relationship goes on to a higher level, where people report more closeness and cooperation, and a greater degree of relationship success.
This important and groundbreaking book, first published in 1992, offers an easily understood explanation of Bowen’s ideas that have helped thousands of people. It is a blueprint to better relationships that shows how the principles of family systems theory can be used in all areas of life, including marriage, friendships, extended family relationships, single life, workplace relationships, as well as improving one’s own self concept.
What members say
Good but hard
My wife and I are about to start a 6 month couples group and this book is required reading. The material is dense, and for me was painful to absorb. But that's because I'm so inexperienced at differentiation and the road ahead will be difficult. But I'm grateful for this book and am glad to have been challenged to be a better man, husband, and father.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
- nickolas swader
Interesting read to say the least. Don't jump to conclusions, it will make sense eventually
Real change happens here
Would you try another book from Roberta M. Gilbert and/or Judith West?
Decades of psychoanalysis and pop psychology have proven useless. This worked for me and i continue to improve
Would you be willing to try another book from Roberta M. Gilbert? Why or why not?
Yes Roberta Gilbert has the solution to emotional problems. Deal with the anxietywithout running to pills!!!
Would you listen to another book narrated by Judith West?
Do you think Extraordinary Relationships: A New Way of Thinking About Human Interactions needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
If there is anything new in the bowen theory that has been enhanced or discovered then yes
Any additional comments?
Bowen Theory Treatment actually works