Love and Sex in a New Relationship
Love and Sex in a New Relationship explores leaving a long relationship and starting a new one, with all the complexities that entails. Using her experience as a relationship therapist, Cate Campbell takes the reader through the journey of loss and renewal, examining the dynamics involved in the end and beginning of a relationship, and how to give new relationships the best chance of survival. Focusing on three main relationship issues, the book considers: how to end a relationship and manage ongoing contact with an ex; how to understand what went wrong in previous relationships; and how to overcome everyday relationship problems and make relationships thrive. Taking into account the effect of technology and social media, and how to make online dating work, the book offers a distinctly modern take on relationships. Similarly, the spectrum of sexuality, gender and sexual relationships is addressed, with many different examples included throughout the book. With practical advice, case studies, quizzes and exercises to help identify and remedy a variety of problems that can occur at any stage of a relationship, Love and Sex in a New Relationship will provide an essential resource for relationship counsellors and their clients.
This book offers a refreshing approach to the subject of love and sex in new relationships. Accessible as well as scholarly, it covers the end of relationships and the pitfalls which may be encountered when starting again. The author shares her considerable knowledge as a practitioner with the reader, bringing the book alive with case vignettes and offering practical advice and quizzes. Humorous and thought provoking, a highly relevant contemporary look at intimate relationships in the twenty first century.Ã£ Michele Logue, MA, relationship and psychosexual therapist, programme leader at the Foundation for Counselling and Relationship Studies at University Centre Doncaster.
Cate Campbell is a relationship and psychosexual therapist, lecturer with the Foundation for Counselling & Relationship Studies and a clinical manager with Relate.
CONTENTS Introduction x PART ONE: A New Start Ã£ Making decisions x You and your ex xx Your single self xxÃ£ Ã£ PART TWO: Looking Forward -- Looking Back Ã£ How we do relationships xx Why couples argue xx The unconscious contract xx Unfinished business xx Ã£ PART THREE: Managing New Relationships Ã£ Uncertainty xx Breaking and avoiding negative cycles xxx Relationship trauma xxx Sex xxx The relationship lifecycle xxx Happy ever after Index xxx xxx EXERCISES Plan your life xx Using your younger self xx Topics for discussion xx Vulnerability xx Qualities xx Drivers xx Activity scoring xxx Talking point xxx What kind of life do I want? xxx I am the kind of person xxx QUIZZES Buried concerns xx How you argue xx How in touch with the past are you? xx Are you a hoper or a healer xxx