"Nature has provided us with brains that are programmed to choose a mate who will drive us crazy." Author Jana Edwards brilliantly makes the case that the "crazy-making" we experience with our spouses is the best way to achieve positive, permanent change in our lives.
Why Are You Driving Me Crazy offers a provocative, fascinating look inside the dramas that anyone in a committed relationship experiences. Why dramas? Because our brains so badly need to express what they've held in since childhood, "reliving those old emotions with someone who feels like family again."
The author uses real-life dramas, chosen from the more than two hundred couples she's treated, to illustrate how to harness and redirect these emotions toward change. She also clearly explains the science behind how our brains choose exactly the right partner for us and how our relationships will help us grow when we engage in, rather than avoid, marital conflict.
What the experts are saying about Why Are You Driving Me Crazy:
"This book is a gift! It brims with countless valuable insights and is a remarkable synthesis of key elements to marital relationships that, heretofore, have been treated separately. It sets the stage for your and your partner's journey of self-discovery and mutual healing and will touch a chord within you that makes it hard to put down. It will greatly benefit every couple who reads it." —William E. Schneider, PhD, Clinical and Organizational Psychologist
"Jana Edwards writes with warmth and wisdom about the repetitive quarrels that turn many marriages into battlegrounds. Drawing on years of experience treating couples, family systems theory, and a wide-ranging knowledge of personality dynamics, Edwards does a remarkable job of dissecting marital conflicts—and offering practical advice for dealing with them." —Michael P. Nichols, PhD, Professor of Psychology, The College of William & Mary