Tell Me No Lies

How to Stop Lying to Your Partner---and Yourself--in the 4 Stages of Marriage

Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., and Peter T. Pearson, Ph.D., with Judith Schwartz

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Lying-For Better or Worse

Everybody lies. Friends lie to friends. Children lie to their parents. Politicians lie to constituents. And, inevitably, husbands and wives lie to each other. Lies between lovers have tremendous potential to both nurture and destroy a relationship. It is easy to underestimate the power that lies-even seemingly harmless lies-can wield in your marriage. Tell Me No Lies explores the complexity of honesty versus deception in marriage and reveals the many reasons behind the lies we tell our partners (and ourselves).

Learn the four marital stages:
* The Honeymoon
* Emerging Differences
* Freedom
* Together as Two

Discover how to recognize how lying can lead to serious trouble at each stage. The signs include:
* The Dark Side of the Honeymoon, when couples refuse to acknowledge any problems
* The Stalemate, when couples fight and brutalize each other with exaggerated truths
* Freedom Unhinged, when independence outweighs togetherness and marital anarchy ensues.

Offering a new way of thinking about truth and deception, this book will help you understand the dynamics of your marriage in the context of the marital stages. If you can identify your marital stage, you can overcome the barriers to honesty and move on to a happier and more fulfilling marriage!

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Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., and Peter T. Pearson, Ph.D., with Judith Schwartz

Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson are internationally recognized experts on couples therapy and cofounders and directors of The Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. They maintain an active lecture and workshop schedule for couples and professionals, and they have appeared on a variety of radio talk shows. Bader served as President of the International Transactional Analysis Association; Pearson is a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University. They are also the authors of In Quest of the Mythical Mate, which received the Clark Vincent Award for its outstanding contribution to the field of marital therapy from The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. They live in Menlo Park and have three daughters.

Judith D. Schwartz is a widely published writer with a specialty in psychology. The author of The Mother Puzzle, she lives in Bennington, Vermont with her husband, Tony Eprile, and their son, Brendan.

Dr. Peter T. Pearson
Dr. Ellyn Bader
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Tell Me No Lies
How to Stop Lying to Your Partner---and Yourself--in the 4 Stages of Marriage
Ellyn Bader, Ph.D., and Peter T. Pearson, Ph.D., with Judith Schwartz

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Golden Guides from St. Martin's Press
December 2001
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312280628
ISBN10: 0312280629
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$17.99
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