Erin & Stephen Mitchell - Too Tired to Fight

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 6:00pm

Left Bank Books presents Erin & Stephen Mitchell

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Erin & Stephen Mitchell's Too Tired to Fight: 13 Essential Conflicts Parents Must Have to Keep Their Relationship Strong. Together, Erin and Stephen are the cofounders of Couples Counseling for Parents, a company focused on providing access to research-informed, psychologically sound online education for couples. The popular Instagram counselors show us how to turn 13 common relationship fights into closer connection. Join us as we welcome Erin and Stephen back to St. Louis for a pub day event!

Erin & Stephen Mitchell will personalize and sign copies after the presentation! Personalized and signed copies will be available to be mailed anywhere in the country. For personalized copies, please order before noon on July 9th.

Join us at Left Bank Books
399 N. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
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About the Speakers

Erin and Stephen Mitchell are the cofounders of Couples Counseling for Parents, a company focused on providing access to research-informed, psychologically sound online education for couples. Both have a clinical education--Stephen, a PhD in medical family therapy, and Erin, a master's degree in counseling psychology--and they have a combined 23 years of experience providing counseling and education. They have been married for 16 years and have three kids.

 

About Too Tired to Fight: 13 Essential Conflicts Parents Must Have to Keep Their Relationship Strong

How couples with kids can transform 13 common relationship fights into closer connection, from popular Instagram counselors Erin and Stephen Mitchell (@couples.counseling.for.parents).

Parenting changes a couple's relationship in fundamental ways, but most parents are too exhausted from the demands of life, work, and engaging their kids to prioritize their relationship. This can lead to repeated conflict and an overwhelming sense of anxiety, anger, hurt, and loneliness...just when you need your partner's support the most. The good news: conflict is actually a sign that you are trying to connect with your partner--you're just stuck in an old pattern of communication.

In Too Tired to Fight, Erin and Stephen Mitchell use their 20-plus years of counseling experience to walk couples through the 13 conflicts that are not just normal but necessary to keep a partnership strong once kids enter the picture, including:

  • The "Your Parenting Is Wrong" Conflict
  • The "I'm More Tired Than You" Conflict
  • The "Stop Choosing Your Family Over Ours" Conflict
  • The "Sex Life? What Sex Life?" Conflict

In each scenario, they show how this conflict plays out--and offer scripts, questions for reflection, and their tried-and-true Conflict to Connection Equation that couples can use in the moment to communicate true repair and resolution. Their secret: by expressing your feelings and intentionally listening to your partner--not just venting or reacting to your stress-response system--you can work through the "pain points" of parenthood together and actually make your relationship happier and healthier as a result.

 

Review Quotes:
Too Tired to Fight provides practical guidance for couples to improve their communication skills. This book is an incredible toolkit that offers tangible examples to navigate tricky conversations and build stronger relationships. By following their strategies, couples can foster deeper understanding and resolve conflicts effectively." --Eve Rodsky, author of Fair Play

"A groundbreaking, insightful book that reframes how parents in relationships view conflict. Erin and Stephen Mitchell break down the 13 conflicts that parent couples should--and must--have to create a stronger relationship and family unit in a such a fun and engaging way. Their invaluable Conflict-to-Connection equation used in real-time fights works wonders, and their scripts and questions for reflection are perfect tools to take with you on your parent-couple journey. This should be required reading for all parents in relationships!" --Michele Borba, Ed.D. author of Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine

"This book is an invaluable resource for couples and parents. Many people think that conflicts are the sign of an unhealthy relationship, but this couldn't be further from the truth. Too Tired to Fight provides a clear roadmap for how to navigate the most common parenting pitfalls and go from conflict to connection. Using real life dialogue examples and practical tips, it addresses the most common situations couples inevitably find themselves in. The way out is always through. Highly recommended." --Jessica Joelle Alexander, author of The Danish Way of Parenting

"This is first and foremost, not only a parenting book, but a relationship book so intelligent and on point that there are few readers who won't be able to identify with the subtle slights, control issues and genuine confusions over 'what's fair' that are present in virtually any relationship--only exacerbated when children enter the picture. Whether they are dealing with the wife convinced of her over-arching expertise or the husband unable to grasp the unspoken mental load of his partner, the Mitchells' genius is taking two people in gridlock with an 'impossible' partner....and turning them into empathic allies. When you are feeling overwhelmed and less than partnered by your co-parent, this book is the fast track to getting you back to operating as true friends on a shared mission." --Nancy Dreyfus, Psy.D, author of Talk To Me Like I'm Someone You Love

Event address: 
399 N. Euclid Ave.
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Books: 
Too Tired to Fight: 13 Essential Conflicts Parents Must Have to Keep Their Relationship Strong By Erin Mitchell, MACP, Stephen Mitchell, PhD Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593714270
Availability: On Our Shelves (Note - We update this inventory once per day.)
Published: G.P. Putnam's Sons - July 9th, 2024

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