I wrote these books with psychiatrist Mark Goulston.
GET OUT OF YOUR OWN WAY: Overcoming Self-Defeating Behavior
"Get Out" has sold more than 100,000 copies. Here are some comments:
"This is a valuable book. It provides clear insight, compassionate understanding and practical solutions to forty self-defeating behaviors which can destroy your life if left unaddressed. Use it as a manual to free yourself from a self-imposed prison and create the life you truly want." -- Jack Canfield ("Chicken Soup for the Soul")
"Get Out of Your Own Way treats this sensitive subject with rare kindness and common sense. The sincere reader will benefit by learning that they are not alone in the ways they self-interfere and will treat themselves with greater kindness and understanding."
-- Tim Gallwey ("The Inner Game of Tennis")
"This book can help you quickly confront and solve problems that get in the way of your success."
-- Jane Applegate ("Jane Applegate's Strategies for Small Business Success")
"Powerful, practical insights than can help many to live more rewarding lives--turning weaknesses into strengths. Goulston & Goldberg show us specifically how to convert problems into opportunities. A rewarding, clear and pleasurable book."
-- Harold Bloomfield, M.D., ("How to Survive the Loss of a Love")
From the book cover:
Self-defeating behavior is the single most common reason that people seek psychotherapy. It is a poison, preventing us from achieving the love, success and happiness we want in our lives. And what really drives us crazy is feeling we have to change and not knowing how--or knowing how but being unable to stick with change. "Get Out of Your Own Way" is an antidote--it explains why we sabotage ourselves [and] offers proven steps of action to transform behavior from self-defeating to life-enhancing...By encouraging you to reflect upon your behavior--and providing practical steps toward change that you can work into your everyday life--the book shows you how to stop being your own worst enemy--and become your own best friend.
Available in paperback at bookstores and online. For a signed copy, send $16 (includes shipping) to Philip Goldberg, P.O. Box 9571, Marina Del Rey, CA 90295.
THE SIX SECRETS OF A LASTING RELATIONSHIP: How to Fall in Love Again--and Stay There
"Practical wisdom...will strengthen and bring new passion and insight to your relationship." -- John Gray ("Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus")
"A very smart, no-frills handbook." - Chicago Sun-Times
"It's worth thousands of $$$ in couples therapy. Use it to detoxify your intimate relationship and bring back the joy you deserve." - Susan Forward, Ph.D.
"Intelligent...solid." - Publishers Weekly
From the jacket copy:
Chemistry. Respect. Enjoyment. Acceptance. Trust. Empathy. These are the six pillars that support a successful relationship. But sometimes these pillars can weaken, crack and crumble—and as a result, your relationship seems to teeter on the brink of destruction.
This straight-talking guide from the authors of “Get Out of Your Own Way” shows you how to repair those pillars, and build a strong foundation for a lasting, satisfying love. It offers tools to restore and reinforce each of these powerful bonds, and protect them against the long-term wear and tear of stress, boredom and bickering. And it takes you back to the original blueprints of your relationship to identify where and why the problems started, providing a fresh start and a new opportunity to grow—together and as individuals. With quizzes, exercises and insights from 25 years of psychiatric practice, this is a book that moves “Mars” and “Venus” into the same orbit—to create a truly heavenly relationship.