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					The Top Ten Relationship Experts

Written by Shelley Cantrelle
Friday, 13 March 2009 07:19 -

Most couples admit that it takes work to maintain a healthy relationship. During the early stages
of exciting events, each party takes the best of ways. It can be difficult to find fault with one
another. Minor defects may be perceived as quirky or endearing in the beginning. Six months
later, they are called perpetually annoying or irritating habits unbearable.

  When two people try to build on that initial happiness, problems, and might arise. Compromise
becomes a necessity, and the evident reality of imperfection shines like a spotlight. Relationship
experts say that people are rarely emotionally stagnant, even though half are ideal for couples.
Combining routine of life with some inevitable surprises and challenges the most stable couples
may find that sometimes they need help.

 Where do you turn most often for the relationship advice? After relying on a trusted friend, but
before seeking full professional counseling, many of them go directly to the library of self-help
aisle. It is an amazing success of the industry one billion dollars earmarked specifically for the
Lovelorn sharing tips, love, or heart.

 The business relationship is now looking for targets, the recovery of the divorced and any other
imaginable aspect of the mating dance. There is a do-it-yourself books to all relationships. Add
in workshops, retreats, television and radio, websites and audio books and has a real empire.

 On behalf of the more effective of the experts would be difficult and subjective, but a "Who's
Who" list has emerged in recent years. Each has a unique style and a claim to fame. Devoted
their audiences are as varied as their powers and techniques. From conventional to the
unusual, here is a list of the most recognized names in the advisory industry:

 • Dr. Ruth Westheimer
 The diminutive 80 years, psychosexual therapist, known simply as "Dr. Ruth" was one of the
first people ever to frank discussions of human sexuality to the forefront and in the living room.
His radio show, speaking sexually, which began as an "after-hours" of listening to calls in the
program, first aired on 1980. This icon has written numerous books, hosted his own television
show, launched a series of games and videos, and still runs very popular website.

 • Dr. Philip McGraw
 "Dr. Phil" is sure to go down in history as a no-nonsense relationship expert and the epitome of
the mark in his personal best. McGraw appeared on the national scene, making frequent guest
appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, where he was an instant hit with the public. His
common sense approach to couples counseling, euphemisms of colors, and "average" has won
the appeal bestselling author a household name and status as the king of daytime television.

 • Dr. John Gray,
 First, it taught us that Venus and Mars are much more than the planets and the mythological
figures we thought they were. Her relationship advice and philosophy revolve around one basic
premise: that men and women are inherently different and the key to solving issues of
relationships based on understanding and honor those differences. According to its website,

The Top Ten Relationship Experts

Written by Shelley Cantrelle
Friday, 13 March 2009 07:19 -

more than 40 million copies of his Venus, Mars, the series of books printed in 45 languages
have been sold worldwide.

 • John Welwood, Ph.D.
 Welwood brand style to unravel the mysteries of the intimate relationships is integrated with
traditional Western psychology, Eastern spiritual wisdom. He spent his early years as a student
of philosophy, including two years at the Sorbonne in Paris, studying existentialist thought.
Besides being a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Welwood is an award-winning author
of a series of relationship books. Journey of the heart, Ordinary Magic, and Perfect Love,
Imperfect Relationships: Healing the wounds of the heart are among the most famous.

 • David Deida
 No doubt this list of New Age guru has its share of controversy. His bestselling book has a title
that almost jumps from the library: The Way of the Superior Man. One reviewer raved, calling it
"a surprisingly practical guide to living a masculine life of integrity, authenticity, and freedom."
Another summed it as "misogynistic tripe." Deida But the biggest point of criticism of his lack of
credentials, insisting that they do not have degrees from an accredited. However, fans remain
faithful. Deida spiritually based relationship seminars for men, women, couples and continue to
sell out.

 • Dr. John Gottman
 Dr. Gottman is one of the most academically accredited therapists on the list. As cofounder of
the Gottman Institute in Seattle, he and his wife, Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman, helps couples and
the Institute will serve as a training ground for mental health professionals. The media dubbed
her laboratory at the University of Washington, the "Love Lab" for its greater interaction with the
investigation. His scientific approach to civil forecasting success is remarkable: Gottman is able
to predict with more than 90% accuracy which couples will do, and no.

 • Dr. Laura Schlessinger
 "Dr. Laura" is a favorite of the most controversial of psychotherapists ever hang a shingle.
Some say she is against feminism, however, after 30 years in radio talk show hosting, which is
still immensely popular. Call for listeners familiar with his confrontational style of dispensing
advice and his books are equally clear. Eleven of them have regularly made the NY Time's
bestseller list. The first, ten women do stupid things mess their lives, debuted in 1994. The
Brooklyn native received his Post-Doctoral Certification in Marriage, Family and Child
Counseling at the University of Southern California.

 • Dr. Gary Smalley
 He is the founder of the Family of Today and the Smalley Relationship Center, a multi-family
and marriage counseling with a 14-point in the mission statement based on Christian doctrine.
Over the past 35 years, Smalley has written books, conducted hundreds of marriage seminars,
conferences and reached an audience that now the number of millions. The famous
award-winning infomercial "Hidden Keys to romantic relationships," has been organized by
celebrities such as Dick Clark and Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford.

• Dr. Neil Clark Warren

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 Many know that Dr. Warren and eHarmony founder spokesman, but before launching the
website of citations in 2000, spent 35 years practice of clinical psychology. After counseling
thousands of married couples, who believed that there was a better way to find a life partner
without leaving it to the destination. Years of research in collaboration with Dr. Galen
Buckwalter led to widespread publicity Compatibility Matching System. According to a 2007
study by Harris Interactive, 236 eHarmony members marry every day in the United States after
having been with eHarmony.

 • Dr. Gary Chapman
 This marriage counselor, Baptist minister and radio talk show host is the author of over 20
books since 1979. Of these, The Five Love Languages is his most famous. He argued that, as
receivers and givers of love, each of us to express emotion in a different way. Chapman
identifies five "languages" such as quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service and
physical contact. Therefore, understanding a partner's love language will lead to effective
communication. It is also the basis of their radio show, "A love language Minute" airing on over
100 stations in the United States.


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