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Fight Less, Love More Description
Harvard-trained lawyer and family and divorce mediator Laurie Puhn shows busy couples how to stop fighting and start communicating.
It happens every day—a simple exchange or harmless response turns into a heated debate or worse, an all-out battle. Hard-pressed for quality time with our partners and spouses, it’s easy to fall into a poor communication routine. How can two people who love one another so much have such difficulty talking to one another?
Drawing on her expertise in legal mediation and conflict resolution, Laurie Puhn’s fresh approach gives simple, 5-minute conversations that will instantly improve communication—as well as the quality of relationships.
In Fight Less, Love More, learn how to identify and conquer the poor verbal habits, instinctive responses, and emotional reasoning that can cloud judgment and ultimately lead to the deterioration of otherwise healthy relationships.
Love is conditional, argues Puhn, and for love to survive, couples don’t need to talk more—they need to talk better. With exercises, examples, and sample scripts, Puhn’s simple 5-minute strategies promise immediate results and provide long-lasting communication skills that couples can confidently employ when faced with future conflict.
More of Laurie's books:
Instant Persuasion: How to Change Your Words to Change Your Life (Penguin)
How to Change Your Words
to Change Your Life (Penguin)
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How to Change Your Words
to Change Your Life
Hardcover, 2005; Paperback, 2006
Thirty-five fast, simple rules that will improve the way you communicate and change your life!
Translated into multiple foreign languages, Instant Persuasion is a unique communication book that offers a creative way to reduce stress, resolve conflict, and enrich our relationships with family members, friends, and coworkers. Laurie Puhn cleverly translates complex mediation skills into simple, practical communication rules that readers can easily apply during everyday situations to instantly persuade others to listen to, cooperate with, respect, and like them. The rules are revealed through real-life anecdotes that show readers how to say the right words at the right time to convince others to give them what they want.
Some Instant Persuasion rules include how to:
- Find factual solutions.
- Complain with impact.
- Disagree without being disagreeable.
- Beware of uncomplimentary compliments.
- Avoid superficial offers.
Puhn presents readers with a script that will allow them to smoothly implement these rules in everyday life and change the way they communicate forever. You don't need to be smarter, luckier, or work harder to live a happier, more successful life. You just need to be persuasive.
Instant Persuasion is an amazing tool that has the power to transform friendships, marriages, dating lives and careers.
From the Critics:
"Laurie Puhn brings to bear her remarkable talents as a lawyer, negotiator and all-around-very smart person on the everyday problems of persuasion. Her brilliant balance of anecdotes and analysis makes this easy-to-read book a must for anyone who wants to change minds—in other words, all of us."
-Alan Dershowitz, Professor of Law, Harvard and author of Rights From Wrongs
"This volume is essential.... This helpful book encapsulates...simple yet timeless ideas into 35 pairs of "Do" and "Don't" rules, useful in work and in life...."
"Sensible scripts for tricky situations... The author's tips have the power to improve relationships."
"Puhn has distilled her wisdom into 35 rules...to turn words into instant, verbal persuasion."
“This life-changing book is a gift we can all enjoy. Laurie Puhn challenges, teaches, encourages and opens our hearts to the most basic message of communication. She shows us the power of our own words. If you want to communicate better within your friendships, marriages and careers, this book is a must read.”
––Monsignor Thomas J. Hartman and Rabbi Marc A. Gellman,
Co-hosts of the television show "The God Squad"
“Instant Persuasion puts values into action. Laurie’s message is right on target for success in business and life in general: If we talk to people with respect and show them appreciation, they will be persuaded to treat us the same way. This timely and important book is an excellent reference with rules that teach us how to put our best words forward to achieve the results we want.”
––Greg Carr, Former Chair of Prodigy Internet
Co-Founder of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University
“Whether you're a diplomat or an executive or on a job interview, the skills covered in Ms. Puhn's book are essential for anyone who wants to be successful in life. And there are probably tens of millions of couples that would really benefit from her insights.”
- localDC.com: Resources for the Washington, DC area
“Laurie Puhn knows how often we can scotch a deal by saying the wrong thing -- or by not saying the right thing. From her experience as a mediator, she turns common communications gaffs into simple rules so you create solid, mutual respect with every exchange. Her advice may be the X-factor for the success of your business or your career.”
-Betty Spence, Ph.D.
National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
"Instant Persuasion is a treasure trove of tips on how to select the right words at the right time - something that is not so easy to do."
-The Boulevard Newspaper
“This book is one of the ‘rare finds’ that you would like to order about 100 copies of and distribute among your friends, relatives, coworkers, and management – to people you like and respect, as well as those you really wish would ‘edit their thoughts’ before speaking.”
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