Reclaim your Marriage from Postpartum Depression
What happens to a marriage when depression sucks the life out of a relationship that was only prepared for the anticipated joy of pending childbirth? Why do couples become angry, isolated, and disconnected?
Postpartum depression is hard on a marriage. In their private practices, authors Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel often find themselves face-to-face with couples who feel suffocated. Tokens of Affection looks closely at marriages that have withstood the passing storm of postpartum depression and are now seeking, or in need of, direction back to their previous levels of functionality and connectedness. The 8 targeted connection strategies introduced in this book guide postpartum couples back from the brink by modeling a healthy strategy of communication and collaboration. These techniques, framed as “tokens,” are based on the cutting edge of marital therapy literature. Couples will learn not just foundational communication skill-building techniques, but gift-giving gestures on behalf of their relationship. A reparative resource, Tokens of Affection helps couples find renewed harmony, a solid relational ground, and reconnection.
"Postpartum Depression knocks most couples off their feet and Tokens of Affection serves as a solid 'grab bar' for regaining balance. Written with humor, sensitivity, and remarkable insight, Kleiman and Wenzel have created a practical and effective roadmap for couples seeking enhanced connection and stability, not only during the postpartum period but at ANY phase of their lives." - Margaret Howard, PhD, Director, Postpartum Depression Day Hospital at Women & Infants Hospital; Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (Clinical) and Medicine (Clinical), Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
Also by Karen Kleiman and Amy Wenzel
Countless studies have established the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for many manifestations of depression and anxiety. In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Perinatal Distress, Wenzeland Kleiman discuss the benefits of CBT for pregnant and postpartum women who suffer from emotional distress. The myths of CBT as rigid and intrusive are shattered as the authors describe its flexible application for perinatal women. This text teaches practitioners how to successfully integrate CBT structure and strategy into a supportive approach in working with this population. The examples used in this book will be familiar to postpartum specialists, making this an easily comprehensive and useful resource.
978-0-415-81045-6 | Paperback: $29.95 | January 2014
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