Overcoming Relationship Problems 

Michael Crowe

Dr Michael Crowe was a founder member of both the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and the Institute of Family Therapy in London. He worked as a psychiatrist for almost 30 years at the Maudsley Hospital, London, and was honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry (Kings College, London). He now works in private practice and continues to teach and lecture.

A self-help guide, based upon experience in self-help strategies developed at the couples clinic of the Maudsley Hospital in south London. It uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and systemic approaches derived from family therapy to provide an effective self-help way to counter the difficulties that can arise in close relationships.

The book will help readers to:

  • Sustain a long relationship
  • Improve communication between partners and within families
  • Deal with sexual problems
  • Cope with jealousy and other negative emotions
  • Develop negotiating skills.

The advice contained in the book is friendly, accessible and practical, and will help develop and sustain a happy and mutually fulfilling relationship over the long term.



This self-help book is in three parts;

  • Part One discusses relationships and the problems that can arise in them. It includes a chapter on sexual relations.
  • Part Two is about developing more effective communication and better negotiating skills, and learning how to balance the pressures that come from children, other family members and work.
  • Part Three covers such issues as illnesses, psychological problems, violence, divorce and families with step-parents. It also looks at the difficult question of how to get into a relationship for those people without a partner.

 See sample pages from the book

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An accessible, easy to understand and helpful guide ... by a world expert on couple and relationship therapies.

Professor Hinesh Bhugra, Royal College of Physicians

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