Preface. The Hidden Meaning of Conflict Stories. Working with Stories to Resolve Conflict. Stories Unheard and Untold. Stories that Sacrifice Life. Stories that Hold Organizations Hostage. Stories that Justify Boundary Violations. Conclusion: Living Happily Ever After.
DAVID H. ARP marriage educators, authors, trainers, and seminar leaders are the cofounders and codirectors of Marriage Alive International, Inc. They are authors of numerous books including the 1997 Gold Medallion Award book, The Second Half of Marriage (1996). SCOTT M. STANLEY Scott M. Stanley, Howard J. Markman, and Susan L. Blumberg developed the world famous Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program (PREP). They are the coauthors of Fighting for Your Marriage, A Lasting Promise, Fighting for Your Jewish Marriage from Jossey-Bass.
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