Dr. Bryce Kaye's New Book Offers Immediate Solutions To Marital Problems

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Divorce rates are down in the depressed economy but will that mean more marital problems in the long term? New book offers immediate solutions for marriages in turmoil.

Rising above the plethora of quick-fix, relationship-help manuals, The Marriage First Aid Kit by Bryce Kaye, PhD offers professional, intelligent suggestions to couples to be employed, not as panaceas, but as temporary help while they work their way through the difficulties of life together.

In his 35+ years as a therapist and marriage counselor, Bryce Kaye has come to know that problems in marriages are not going to be overcome by a couple of episodes of Dr. Phil in the afternoon. His work, The Marriage First Aid Kit, is just what the title suggests, a temporary help for couples until more permanent care can be obtained.

Dr. Kaye helps his audience work on issues resulting from communication avoidance by showing how to balance the conflicting needs of attachment and autonomy in a relationship. This vital balance is endangered not only by the obvious "assassins"-- abuse, affairs, and addictions, but also what Kaye terms "hedonic inhibitions"-- the inability by some partners to seek and enjoy fun in a couple's life together. Kaye employs everyday wisdom and therapeutic theory to show individuals in a relationship how to establish autonomy while affirming attachment, how to manage inevitable and healthy conflicts, and how to share power and responsibility throughout their marriage.

Incorporating examples culled from his years of helping clients, Kaye peppers his book with problem scenarios to which readers can relate as well as with a useful variety of measurement tools and viable exercises to help couples through the common issues faced in intimate relationships. Visit Marriage First Aid website for more about the book and its author.

About the book:
THE MARRIAGE FIRST AID KIT
Bascom Hill Publishing Group
Pub Date: August 3rd 2009
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-9820938-8-7

About the author:
Dr. Bryce Kaye earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology and personality from the University of Illinois. He is a certified EMDR therapist for healing emotional trauma and has advanced training and expertise in the field of dissociation. Dr. Kaye owns one psychological practice in Cary, North Carolina and another in Oriental, North Carolina where he and his wife live aboard their pilothouse sailboat.

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