Reviews and Testimonials
“Love Cycles, Fear Cycles is deceptively simple, powerful, and practical. It’s readable, clear and straightforward. Yet it has the power to transform your relationship.”
Author of The New Rules of Marriage and How Do I Get Through to You
“Love Cycles, Fear Cycles is the core polarity that embraces all couples and deter-mines the quality and durability of their relationship. The authors skillfully use their relationship as the backdrop and illustration of negotiating that journey, producing an amazingly accessible
book for all couples.”
Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LlaKelly Hunt, PhD
Authors of Getting the Love You Want and Making Marriage Simple
“I think this is a very helpful book. Easy to read. Easy to understand. Easy to apply with or without professional involvement. Many a relationship will be made better and more rewarding because of Woodsfellow’s insights and the openness with which he shares them. I highly recommend this book.”
Marshall Duke, PhD
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Psychology, Emory University
“For those of you who are in a relationship and both love and struggle with your partner, this book will provide a thoughtful framework for how to ease your struggles. David and Deborah Woodsfellow share a personal story of love and working with that love to optimize it. They share a simple model for discovering ways to make your own love story better. This is an easy read that will provide insights for those who want to love more.”
Deborah Butler, PhD
Clinical Associate Professor, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
“The social world is based on relationships. Good ones and bad ones. Isolation is not the answer. Sometimes we fear, sometimes we love, and always we strive to find balance. This book provides the tools to create strong relationships and to understand our interactions with our partners. I appreciate the expertise of David and Deborah Woodsfellow who guide us through a journey toward good bonds in life.”
Rabbi Analia Bortz, MD
Congregation Or Hadash, Atlanta, Georgia
“I love it. This is a very sophisticated synthesis of attachment and other relationship theories and research, with well-validated approaches to behavior change, all presented in straightforward language. The examples make the concepts come alive and provide a strong foundation for discussion.”
Nancy Bliwise, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, Emory University
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What Colleagues Are Saying
“Truly, one of the better workshops on this, or any other, topic I’ve ever attended. Just great.” – Aubrey Moore, PhD
“Great workshop. To the point and organized. Liked all of it. Very thought-provoking.” – Deborah Yates, LMFT
"I can’t wait to get back to work with my couples using these new skills and insights." – Amy Johnson, LCSW
“I look forward to using these concepts with both individuals and couples.” – Deborah Weisshaar, PhD
"Exceptionally well thought-out, prepared, and delivered. Extremely informative and beneficial." – Celia McGregor, LPC
"Very clear. Well-organized and presented. Excellent!" – Warren Kaplan, PhD
"Lots of new ideas. Very helpful, very organized, illuminating, and may I say entertaining!" – Maurie Freed, LMFT
“Very useful information.” – Jane Holmes, PhD
"Very helpful and practical ideas for improving my couples therapy skills." – Joni Ward, LPC
“A great combination of practical and ethical discourse. Well planned and organized.” – Laura Mette, LCSW
"Great teacher! Patient with questions. Clear straight-forward answers to complicated situations." – Rhonda Perry, PhD
"A good balance of theoretical and practical training." – Andrew Ward, LPC
"This training increased my knowledge and confidence for building a couples practice." – Julie Pope, PhD
"I found the comments, the research, and the use of instruments very helpful" – Edward Wimberly, LMFT
"Well worth your time and money." – Martin McNaulty, LPC
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