You went to school, but no one ever taught you the tools needed for healthy interpersonal relationships. Here they are, in graphic detail.
Sneak preview chapter one.
I Do I Don’t books are on a boat heading to the UK!
Complete the form to download the free Companion Workbook and Reader Discussion Guide. The publisher, Soaring Penguin Press, launched a crowdfundr for early adopters, as the US launch date is May 2024.
Foreword by . . . For Dummies founder and CEO John Kilcullen.
About the Book
I Do, I Don’t: How to build a better marriage is a graphic novel told through an experiential, visual comic with Ben and Grace. They are a young married couple who love each other but are experiencing struggles due to negative self-talk and intergenerational trauma. Thanks to their underdeveloped coping skills, they also have a lack of knowledge of the language of feelings and why they matter. Providing scientific and psychological theories, along with specific tools in a comics format, therapist Jo teaches them—and the reader—the skills they need to build a better marriage.
Most children are not taught the language of feelings: to be able to recognize, name, and act in a healthy manner upon their feelings. Nor are they taught healthy ways of being and interacting, with themselves or a partner. Children grow into adults, and when they enter into relationships, they most often unconsciously repeat what they saw growing up.
“The combined language of words and pictures that is the comic medium gives approachability and emotional impact to these personal stories, and even to the clinical data they sometimes include.” – NIH
Chandrama Anderson, MA, MFT
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