Summary and book reviews of Relationship Rescue by Dr Phillip McGraw

Relationship Rescue

A Seven Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner

by Dr Phillip McGraw

Relationship Rescue
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  • First Published:
    Feb 2000, 272 pages
    Paperback:
    Jan 2001, 272 pages

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Offers readers the chance for further happiness through meaningful, fulfilling relationships.

With Life Strategies, Phil McGraw helped hundreds of thousands of people take responsibility for their own actions and break free from self-destructive habits and situations. Now he turns his honest, unflinching eye towards relationships-diagnosing them, repairing them, and maintaining them. This hands-on book is for people who realize their relationships is in trouble, but who don't want to give up on it. Dr. McGraw helps get relationships back on track with clear action-oriented steps for reconnecting partners.

  • Diagnose the relationship
  • Take personal responsibility
  • Escape wrong thinking
  • Embrace relationship truth
  • Learn the formula for success in a relationship
  • Renegotiate the relationship
  • Lean to live with love and harmony

Relationship Rescue offers readers the chance for further happiness through meaningful, fulfilling relationships.

RELATIONSHIP HEALTH PROFILE TEST


This test is designed to give you a quick snapshot of the health of your relationship. Be honest and go with your first reaction. Circle either True or False for each item.


1. I am satisfied with my sex life. True False

2. My partner doesn’t really listen to me. True False

3. I trust my partner. True False

4. I feel picked on and put down. True False

5. I am hopeful about our future. True False

6. It is not easy to share my feelings. True False

7. My partner often says “I love you.” True False

8. Sometimes I feel rage. True False

9. I feel appreciated True False

10. I am out of control. True False

11. My partner is there for me in hard times. True False

12. My partner is harsh in his or her criticism. True False

13. My partner understands me. True False

14. I fear my partner is bored. True False

15. My partner doesn’t like to share what’s on his or her mind. ...

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Publishers Weekly

Oprah's relationship expert and the author of the hugely popular Life Strategies, McGraw offers a challenge to readers in troubled marriages. (Though he refers to "relationships," his comments about the roles of men and women make it obvious that McGraw has mostly traditional marriages in mind.)...Despite the strengths of his program, McGraw's compelling television presence doesn't translate well to the page. He reminds readers so often that the "reconnecting" process will not be easy or fun that at times he seems more hectoring than persuasive--not that this is likely to matter to his viewers and fans.

Library Journal

McGraw does a wonderful job of examining practical steps that can help to rescue floundering intimate relationships. From the beginning, he acknowledges that only one partner may be inspired to take the action he recommends. He says the core causes of relationship collapse include believing in relationship myths; failing to take personal responsibility for the relationship; and ignoring one's own "core consciousness" (i.e., that which is integral to one's own belief systems).

Reader Reviews

Tom

This book is wonderful. I had one foot out the door and now my marriage is so much better and we both have such a better understanding. We learned things in this book that people that have been married 50 years might not have figured out yet. i ...   Read More

Dr. Yehia A. Ibrahim

What a great wisdom, Dr. Phil McGraw and his insightful book "Relationship Rescue" has added to my life, not only as a husband with a marriage realtionship at seemingly risk, but also as a counsellor and trainer who has a "Human ...   Read More

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N.F. Hall
After having failed all my intimate relationships over the past several years, I met someone that I knew I didn't want to fail. I read "Relationship Rescue" before the relationship ever needed rescued, or so I thought.
Through Dr. ...   Read More

Anonymous
Dr. Carl L. Wiley
I do marriage and family counseling. For couples experiencing problems, I insist they read Dr. McGraw's book. If they are unwilling to read it, then I am unwilling to work with them. For those who take the book seriously, it has been...   Read More

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