Barton Goldsmith has provided couples with a step-by-step guide to a healthy relationship. All couples, reading the short chapters and doing the explicit and powerful exercises, save, deepen and transform their relationship. I recommend it for all couples.
— Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples and coauthor of Receiving Love
… I found this book to contain a great deal of wisdom, which is made easily accessible to the reader. I have experienced fifty wonderful years of married life and so know the practical steps to emotional fitness for couples shared here are of great value.
— Bernie Siegel, MD, author of Prescriptions for Living and 365 Prescriptions for the Soul
This book has some very good ideas on how couples can stop their anger at each other and live more successfully together.
— Albert Ellis, Ph.D., noted psychologist and author of A Guide to Rational Living
Bull’s-eye! Like a Zen archer, Barton Goldsmith releases an arrow into the very center of intimacy. And like a Zen monk he writes with a disarming charm and graceful elegance, creating a book that is fun, funny, yet penetratingly wise. My advice is simple – Read it.
— Shawn Christopher Shea, MD, author of Happiness Is and Psychiatric Interviewing: the Art of Understanding
Goldsmith is the BEST natural born therapist I have ever met. I thoroughly enjoy working with him.
— David Viscott, MD, TV and radio talk show host and author of The Making of a Psychiatrist
Goldsmith’s articles and books on relationships are right on the mark.
— Edward M. Hallowell, MD, author of Driven from Distraction, Dare to Forgive, and Delivered from Distraction
I can HONESTLY say that Goldsmiths’s book is outstanding-a really terrific combination of good bedside manner, useful and practical information, and common sense.
— Anne Sheffield, award winning author of Depression Fallout and How You Can Survive When They’re Depressed
At last a book that not only guides the reader when it comes to successful relationships but shows us the value of emotional fitness: communication, nurturance and constancy, in partnering. By subscribing to Goldsmith’s theory and practice, couples will end up with a more satisfying connection and a better sense of each other’s needs, as well as their own.
— Susan Shapiro Barash, author of The New Wife: The Evolving Role of the American Wife
In Emotional Fitness for Couples, Goldsmith helps couples become proactive in their relationships by using easy to follow exercises and practical advice that allows them to enhance their interactions and their love.
— Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD, author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear
Love is all you need-but, you also need a well-written, easy-to-follow roadmap to the heartland. Renown relationship guru Barton Goldsmith has provided this map in Emotional Fitness. It is your guidebook to revitalizing your relationship.
— Jeffrey K. Zeig, Ph.D., director of the Milton Erickson Foundation and organizer of the Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference
Barton Goldsmith, PH.D., is a psychotherapist and relationship expert. He writes the syndicated newspaper column Emotional Fitness and is the host of Emotional Fitness on radio station KCLU in Los Angeles/Santa Barbara.