Author Stonewalls Couple Discord Myths, Focuses on Faulty Communication as Main Cause

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Les Barbanell's new book "Return to Harmony: Conflict Management for Couples" helps couples overcome conflict resolution impasses with groundbreaking strategy!

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The number one cause of divorce and breakups among non-marrieds is the lack of one or both partner's ability to communicate on an emotional level. Disputes regarding finances, sex, children, infidelity and in-laws are common, but, Dr. Barbanell asserts that the fundamental problem is how couples use emotions to negotiate these and other matters.

In "Return to Harmony," Barbanell introduces readers to an abundance of unique concepts and innovative techniques including "Couplethink," (versus "Me-think"), "The No-Fault Conflict Mindset," and active "Tools of Engagement," to help partners successfully navigate the relationship minefield. In addition, he debunks long-standing, cherished beliefs and truisms that derail the path to mature, enduring love.

Finally, the book provides an invaluable bonus for readers---a self-rating scale that pinpoints each partner's strengths and weaknesses in an intimate partner setting. The scale actually yields both individual and couple intelligence scores (CQ), an original idea comparable to traditional IQ scores.

“Return to Harmony: Conflict Management for Couples”
By Les Barbanell
ISBN: 9781480867147 (softcover); 9781480867154 (hardcover); 9781480867130 (electronic)
Available through Archway Publishing and Amazon

About the author
Les Barbanell is a licensed psychologist practicing in Fort Lee, N.J. and has authored several books on personality disorders and multiple articles on subjects that include psychotherapy, group therapy and sports psychology. He received his Ed.D from Columbia University and underwent post-doctoral training in New York and New Jersey. Barbanell is a member of the New Jersey Psychological Association, a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association and member of the American Association of Journalists and Authors. He is also an accomplished athlete, songwriter and professional singer. For more information please visit

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