Stan Tatkin, PsyD, MFT, is a clinician, researcher, teacher, and developer of A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT). He has a clinical practice in Calabasas, CA, where he has specialized for the last 15 years in working with couples and individuals who wish to be in relationships. He and his wife, Tracey Boldemann-Tatkin, developed the PACT Institute for the purpose of training other psychotherapists to use this method in their clinical practice.
Listen to an interview with Stan Tatkin about healthy relationships
An indispensable guide for any couple ready to set the foundation for a loving and lasting union
"All successful long-term relationships are secure relationships," writes psychotherapist Stan Tatkin. "You and your partner take care of each other in a way that ensures you both feel safe, protected, accepted, and secure at all times."
In We Do, Tatkin provides a groundbreaking guide for couples. You'll figure out whether you and your partner are right for each other in the long term, and if so, give your relationship a strong foundation so you can enjoy a secure and lasting love. Highlights include:
Create a shared vision for your relationship, the key to a strong foundation It's all about prevention–learn tools and techniques for preventing problems before they occur. Numerous case studies with helpful examples of healthy and unhealthy interactions, sample dialogues, and reflections. Dozens of exercises to develop intimacy and security. Handling conflict – how to broker win-win outcomes. Build a loving relationship that helps you thrive and grow as both individuals and a couple.
Common interests, physical attraction, shared values, and good communication skills are the factors most commonly thought to indicate a good partnership. Yet surprisingly, current research reveals that these are only a small part of what makes for a healthy marriage–much more important are psychological and biological influences. With We Do, you'll learn to navigate these elements and more, giving your relationship the best possible chance to succeed.