Are you ready for a relationship? How can you meet the right person? How do you know it’s right? Will this last? It’s become easier and easier, thanks to Internet dating and instant global communication, to meet people. So why is it so hard to find the right person, to settle down and get married? So hard that you may have, almost, given up. Who needs a long-term committed relationship anyway? The exercises in this workbook are designed to help you thrive in the relationships you have, or hope to find. Created by a married couple — a family-and-relationship therapist and a clinical psychiatrist -- this book will provide you with tools to navigate the highs and lows of emotionally-committed relationships. Whether you fear commitment, or find yourself blinded by your love of falling in love, this workbook will help you begin to make changes, to chart a path toward lasting, committed love. Commitment is hard. But there is meaning in the struggle: You are capable of building a marriage that is far better than the ones you've seen.
About the authors
Dr. Aliza Israel is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Women's College Hospital, and lecturer at the University of Toronto in child psychiatry and women's mental health. Her work focuses on the interplay between parental and child mental health, and in promoting resilience in young families. Dr. Israel lives in Toronto with her husband and two children. She is also an amateur juggler who may or may not secretly wish to run away with the circus.
Avrum Nadigel is a marriage-and-family therapist, and author of 'Learning to Commit: The best time to work on your marriage is when you're single'. He holds a Masters of Social Work from McGill University, a Bachelors of Commerce from Concordia University, and post-graduate training in Bowen Theory from the Western Pennsylvania Family Center. Avrum Nadigel has been a therapist in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver for more than 15 years. His approach combines family systems, psycho-dynamics and mindfulness perspectives.