This May will see the release of Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls, the new book I wrote with Dr. Pepper Schwartz.
From the publisher: Couples therapy can cost upwards of $200 per session, and The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy reports that 87.9 percent of couples therapy cases go on for between twenty and fifty sessions. Needless to say, when partners are having issues, hashing everything out in the traditional way can get very expensive, very quickly.
Dr. Pepper Schwartz and Dr. Lana Staheli, coauthors of Snap Strategies for Couples: 40 Fast Fixes for Everyday Relationship Pitfalls (Seal Press / May 2015 / $16.00), champion a practical approach to solving problems today—sidestepping traditional methods of discussing motivations, rehashing old arguments, and enduring lengthy and expensive therapy counseling sessions.
According to the authors, not every problem in a relationship has to be dissected and analyzed ad nauseam. Being brutally honest is not always the best course of action—and sometimes “processing your feelings” with your significant other does more harm than good.
Snap Strategies for Couples is full of quick solutions to every relationship’s most common problems. Using concise and relatable case studies, Drs. Staheli and Schwartz offer 40 practical, immediate fixes (or “snaps”) that partners can deploy to end the fighting, leave the baggage behind, and move forward together. Helpful for both longtime couples who have hit relationship snags and for newly committed partners looking to build healthy habits, Snap Strategies for Couples provides positive fixes that everyone can use. Counterintuitive tactics such as “Why going to bed mad might be your best bet” and “If you can’t work through it, go around it” will help both parties approach their issues with fresh eyes.
With more than two dozen books and fifty years of experience between them, the doctors are confident that their advice works. Practical, relatable, and efficient, Snap Strategies will help couples navigate roadblocks and move on together without wasting excess time and energy.