Escaping the Advice Trap

Escaping the Advice Trap

59 Tough Relationship Problems Solved by the Experts

Book - 1998
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If you went in for a checkup and your doctor said you had six months to live, you'd get a second opinion. Yet, for professional advice on relationship problems, you don't look beyond that first opinion. But what would a second or third expert say about the same problem?The Advice Trap gives readers a chance to explore that very question. This problem-solving relationship book poses fifty-nine real-life personal relationship problems, and then asks renowned relationship experts from throughout the country how they would advise a person in that situation. The result is a cross section of solid advice, letting readers decide what would be best for them.Real-life situations found in the book include:
-- For eight years I have harbored a deep, dark secret: My ex-husband is not the father of my son. If I tell him this, I fear he will withdraw love and financial support from my son. Do I have a responsibility to tell my ex the truth, even if there's a chance it will bring suffering to my son?
-- My husband and I have been trying to conceive a child for six years. We've been through fertility treatments but so far have had no luck. I think it is time to adopt a child -- any healthy child -- but my husband says he is not interested in raising' someone else's' child, and only wants a child if it is his own. He seems truly anxious to become a father, but he does not understand that we could love an adopted child just as much as if it were our own. We are both in our mid-thirties. What should I do?The Advice Trap is a fascinating look at how experts -- even when they disagree -- an help someone focus on vital questions by pointing out the most important factors in each problem.Ultimately, this unique and thought-provoking book leaves it up to readers to decide what they would do in the thorny situations that are presented. More than anything, readers will learn how to think like a relationship expert, without being trapped by a single expert's advice.
Publisher: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel, c1998
ISBN: 9780836252156
Characteristics: xi, 225 p. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Ceci, Stephen J.


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