Heated fighting triggers a biochemical imbalance in men that causes them to flee from conflict. The technical name for this is the Demand-Withdraw Negative Escalation Cycle, or 'Husband Withdrawal' for short. This is the number one cause of marital and relationship strife, divorce and domestic violence. Dr Jamie Turndorf's techniques, based on 30 years of research out of her Center for Emotional Communication, transform conflict into connection for a lifetime of lasting love.
Even if you're locked in battle and have been for years, your relationship can change. Beginning with simple Cool-Down Steps, you'll learn why Husband Withdrawal occurs and then how to use Climate Control strategies to reset the relationship. Women will discover the real reason why men never seem to listen - it's nothing personal - and the secret trick that actually makes them want to listen and stick around to settle disputes. Dr Turndorf's proven conflict-resolution method interrupts the cycle of fighting for the majority of couples, and can also be used to defuse disagreements among friends and family members.
An earlier edition of this book was published under the title Till Death Do Us Part (Unless I Kill You First). ISBN: 978-0-8050-6112-3.