For Couples Only


For Couples Only

Billie S. Ables

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No relationship is perfect and Dr. Ables, a marriage and family counselor for years, knew this. People enter romances thinking that being a couple will be warm and different. They do not see that their personal problems and past may negatively affect their relationship. For Couples Only explains the traps couples often fall into and gives case studies for further insight.

Dr. Ables takes away all of the romantic notions and serves up reality in For Couples Only. Individuals differ from one another, and their past experiences from childhood through adulthood affect them. This book examines how feelings and expectations individuals formed years ago come back to haunt and potentially hurt their relationships.

For Couples Only shows how parental relationships formed in childhood impact romantic ventures. Dr. Ables gives insight into looking at the initial bliss of romance to their eventual breakdowns, which may have multiple factors. For Couples Only can help those in a relationship or anyone looking at themselves and their partners realistically. Dr. Ables sets the path to show how to create a healthier and more enjoyable relationship together.

About the Author

Dr. Billie S. Ables was a marriage counselor and Psychology Professor at the University of Kentucky and in the U.K. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Alabama and Ph.D. from Purdue University. She began her career in Topeka, Kansas as a family psychologist and an assistant professor at Washburn University. Dr. Ables then began teaching Psychology at the University of Kentucky and served as a consultant for internship programs. Dr. Ables played a significant role in implementing Kentucky Medical Center’s internship program and developed a Human Growth and Development course for the school. She taught, trained, and supervised psychiatric residents and psychology interns. Dr. Ables won several awards for academic excellence and held workshops across the U.S. and Canada. Dr. Ables then went to teach psychology in the U.K. for 24 years and was a Professor Emeritus. She had a private practice and continued training and supervising colleagues and psychology graduate students. In 2009, Dr. Ables was inducted into the K.Y. Psychological Association Hall of Fame. Her body of work, including numerous professional articles and three books, had a profound impact on her students’ and clients’ growth and change, and she leaves behind a true legacy.

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