While partners lie to keep their marriage together, in reality they're helping to destroy it. In Tell Me No Lies, Dr. Ellyn Bader and Dr. Peter Pearson, Ph.D. lead us through the four stages of marriage:
1) The Honeymoon
2) Emerging Differences
3) Freedom to Explore
4) Together as Two.
This classic text presents theory and application of the Developmental Model of Couples Therapy (Bader-Pearson Model). Two different diagnostic techniques sharpen your assessment of the couple’s stage and present targeted interventions for couples at any of the different stages. Chapters discuss unique dynamics of Conflict-Avoidant and Hostile-Dependent couples. The book concludes with a 7-page chart summarizing the developmental task, the developmental stalemate, the diagnosis, and specific treatment interventions for each stage of development.