“The Power of the Middle Ground explains as no other self-help book does why and how the inherent difficulties entailed in the change process itself are daunting.Â Author Marty Babits, a seasoned couples therapist an educator, explains strategies and provides tips for grappling successfully with the challenges that change presents.Â This key aspect of working through relationship difficulties has, until now, been given short shrift in the popular and academic literature.Â Despite the central place of divorce in our culture, he teaches couples how to achieve a much greater impact in solving difficult interpersonal problems than is often thought possible.
Babits helps couples envision a place that brings their potential for love and compassion alive.Â This place, which neither partner can dominate and in which each learns to approach problems productively, he calls the middle ground.Â Through a series of exercises, he equips couples to appreciate and actualize what is positive and possible in their relationship.
This encouraging, yet realistic book empowers partners to negotiate differences, emphasize the positive, see issues from each other’s point of view, defuse anger, and, as a result, rekindle warmth and love.”
I was happy to receive a copy of The Power of the Middle Ground to check out.Â I think it’s a book that everyone who’s in, or looking to be in a relationship.Â While you may currently be single or in a perfectly great relationship, there’s no reason not to learn more about communicating, bonding, and strengthening your connections.Â You never know what the future might hold, and if relationship issues do arise in your life (or that of someone close to you), you’ll be prepared to handle it or provide strong advice.
The concept of “middle ground” is one I believe in strongly and try to implement in my life.Â The communication skills in this book, as well as the middle ground notion, can be applied to various other life situations, including at work and in your social life.Â You can purchase The Power of the Middle Ground from Amazon.