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How to Be in a Personal Relationship: Skills for Beginning, Strengthening, and Maintaining an Intimate Personal Relationship by Stephen J. Sampson, Cindy Elrod

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Prologue

Congratulations! You’ve just completed learning the skills necessary to have a healthy, maintained personal relationship. We hope that you have found this material helpful and easy to understand as well as easy to implement with your partner. Remember, as with any skill, practice makes perfect. The more you practice these skills, the more “natural” they will become. And, like any skill, you choose what skill to use when, where, how, why, and with whom. Having these skills adds to the number of options you have when handling any situation. As we said in the Introduction, without these skills, your options are more limited.

So keep this book handy, refer back to it as you become more skilled in your communications and interactions with ...

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