Relationship Rescue: A Seven Step Strategy for Reconnecting with Your Partner

Version: Abridged
Author: Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.
Narrator: Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.
Genres: Marriage & Family
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: February 2000
# of Units: 5 CDs
Length: 5 hours
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With Life Strategies, Phil McGraw helped hundreds of thousands of people take responsibility for their own actions and break free from self-destructive habits and situations. Now he turns his honest, unflinching eye toward relationships -- diagnosing them, repairing them, and maintaining them. This hands-on audiobook is for people who realize their relationship is in trouble, but who don't want to give up on it. Dr. McGraw helps get relationships back on track with clear action-oriented steps for reconnecting partners.

* Diagnose the relationship
* Take personal responsibility
* Escape wrong thinking
* Embrace relationship truths
* Learn the formula for success in a relationship
* Renegotiate the relationship
* Learn to live with love and harmony

Relationship Rescue offers readers the chance for further happiness through meaningful, fulfilling relationships.

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Reviews (6)

Written by Jeremy B on May 10th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book has some amazing tools that you can use to make your relationship great.

Teaming with Common Sense and Practical Advice

Written by Dave Paulson on March 9th, 2007

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This really is an excellent book. I have to admit that I am a fan of Dr. Phil, so I'm not put off by his style. This may not be the case with some readers. But with regard to the content, I found the book to be both insightful and practical. Any reader will find parts of their beliefs in the section on Relationship Myths and parts of themselves in the Bad Spirits. The book serves as an excellent vehicle for better understanding your relationship and opening a meaningful dialog with your partner.

Good book

Written by Catherine Mieczkowski from Washington, DC on January 26th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Other than the fact that you don't have the exercises needed in this book, therefore you don't get the full effect...but the message is there. And easy to listen to...even amusing at times. If your relationship is in trouble, and you are willing or desperate to fix it...try this. what have you got to lose?

not a good choice for audio

Written by Christina from Vance, AL on April 12th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 2/5

I am a big fan of Dr. Phil but I think this book is just not a good choice for audio. There were several assignments where you needed to write things down and it did not come with the workbook to do it. I think it is a great program but the audio book did not give all of the information needed to follow it correctly.

Good book

Written by Anonymous on January 8th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This is a good book. It was helpful to me. Not one of the best I have seen though

Focusses your energy where it needs to be

Written by Ronald Hayden from San Francisco, CA on September 29th, 2004

  • Book Rating: 5/5

It's the rarest of self-help books that actually does what it intends: Changes your behavior. I give this the highest rating because the book is very likely to move your relationship focus away from where it probably is (all the things wrong with your partner) to where it should be (what you can do today to start changing your relationship for the better). Dr. Phil is not going to let you navel gaze, and has no time for all the ways your partner is ruining everything. He's all about what you can do now, for yourself and your partner, to get things working again. This doesn't mean your partner isn't at fault too, but it does mean if you want to change things it starts with you, and it starts now. This book skips questions of who is right and who is wrong about some argument or another, and gets to the basics of why you got into this relationship, what you need from it, what your partner needs from it, and how to get back to being friends who support each other while having natural differences and disagreements. It has an unusual amount of depth and content for a self-help book, and you are likely to want to listen to it multiple times, or go buy a copy of the book itself to follow up on the extensive program laid out. It's worth it.

Author Details

Author Details

McGraw, Ph.D., Phillip C.

"Dr. Phillip C. McGraw, known to millions the world over as ""Dr. Phil,"" is ""The Oprah Winfrey Show's"" resident expert on human behavior, a #1 New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of Courtroom Sciences, Inc., the world's leading litigation consulting firm. Currently appearing before millions every Tuesday on ""The Oprah Winfrey Show,"" Dr. Phil plans to launch his own national Television show in the fall of 2002 in partnership with Harpo Productions, Paramount Television, and King World, Inc. Drawing on 25 years experience in psychology and human functioning, Dr. Phil deals with real issues that arise in the real world with his signature ""tell it like it is"" style.

In concert with his books and television work, Dr. Phil provides strategic guidance for millions of Americans through his monthly column in O, The Oprah Magazine. He is also one of the world's most sought after public speakers. As a professional psychologist, he has published numerous scholarly articles and has practiced in the fields of clinical psychology and behavioral medicine. Dr. Phil, an avid golfer, tennis player, scuba diver, and little league baseball coach, lives in Texas with Robin, his wife of 25 years, and their two sons, Jay and Jordan. Jay is the New York Times best-selling author of Life Strategies for Teens and Closing the Gap: A Strategy For Reconnecting Parents And Teens."

Mcgraw, Phil

"Dr. Phil" (Phillip C. McGraw, Ph.D.) is the host of America's number-one daytime talk show and is perhaps the most well-known expert in the field of psychology and human functioning in the world today. In his 16th year on television and his 11th year of the Dr. Phil show, he has devoted his international platform to delivering common sense information to individuals and families seeking to improve their lives. Passionately pursuing such topics as family functioning, domestic violence, anti-bullying, addiction and the myths of mental illness, he works tirelessly both on and off