November 2, 2008 5:28 AM Subscribe
Couples counseling without the counselor: My SO and I have some conflicts that keep reoccurring. We really need some counseling, but we're in a long-distance relationship and we only see each other on the weekends, so meeting face to face with a counselor would be very difficult right now.
Do you have any suggestions for REALLY GOOD books or websites to help people navigate through relationship issues and settle conflicts?
posted by chara to human relations (15 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Our main issue is connection/communication. If he feels I'm being distant or disconnected, instead of telling me, he retaliates by shutting down emotionally, then when I try to figure out what's wrong and how to fix it, he blows me off. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. We want to end this cycle, TODAY.
So, any suggestions about books, websites, or just general advice that you may have?