Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault

Why Your Romantic Relationship Isn't Working, and How to Fix It

Philip Van Munching and Bernie Katz, Ph.D.

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Bestselling author Philip Van Munching and psychotherapist Dr. Bernie Katz team up to show readers
 
* how even our earliest childhood experiences dictate our relationship choices,
 
* how the unconscious elements of our personalities both attract and repel the people we become romantically involved with (often at the same time!)
 
*why breaking up is hard to do
 
* how to use this insight to fix their relationships
 
Dr. Katz's 25+ years of experience as a couples therapist informs this book, while Van Munching's solid sense of humor and conversational style brings readers a relationship book that is warm, funny, fascinating and readable.

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Chapter One

Personality . . . or,How You Became You

If you want to find out what someone knows, you might try handing him a test and a pen to take it with. If you want to find out who someone is, you might try flipping that test sheet over, breaking the pen in half, dripping its contents onto the blank page, and asking him what he sees in all that spilled ink.

At least, that was Rorschach’s approach.

You’ve probably heard of Hermann Rorschach, whether you’ve ever actually taken his famous inkblot test or not. In 1921, Rorschach, a young Swiss psychiatrist, published

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Philip Van Munching and Bernie Katz, Ph.D.

PHILIP VAN MUNCHING is also the author of Beer Blast. He writes the “Devil’s Adman” column for Brandweek, and has written many other publications. He lives in Manhattan.
BERNIE KATZ, PH.D. is in private practice on Long Island, New York. He was previously the co-host of a live daily television show, “State of Mind”, on the America’s Talking cable network. He lives in Plainview, New York.

Philip Van Munching
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Actually, It Is Your Parents' Fault
Why Your Romantic Relationship Isn't Working, and How to Fix It
Philip Van Munching and Bernie Katz, Ph.D.

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St. Martin's Press
February 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429916967
ISBN10: 1429916966
288 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Griffin
January 2008
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ISBN: 9780312377977
ISBN10: 0312377975
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages, Includes one graph
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