Thawing Toxic Relationships is about healing and co-creating healthy, functional relationships for those who grew up in a dysfunctional family. If you relate to Don Carter’s Iceberg Model would like to have a genuinely happy and functional relationship then this book is for you! Building healthy relationships, a skill that eludes most people who have been raised in a less-than-nurturing family, is the ultimate objective for Thawing Toxic Relationships.
Gather the tools and skills necessary to overcome these and many other dysfunctional relationship patterns. In Section 2 you will learn the elements of a healthy relationship. In Section 3, You will learn and put into practice many of the skills to co-create as a healthy relationship including Assertiveness, Boundary Setting, the Language of Ownership, Mutuality, and how to fight fairly.
In the 4th and final section, you will learn the things you need to know to maintain the gains you’ve made and create two relationship Plans — one for yourself and one negotiated with your partner if they choose to participate. If your partner doesn’t choose to participate you can still benefit greatly by going through the program (although it may make it impossible for you to stay.)