About Dr. Peter Fraenkel
Peter Fraenkel Ph.D. is an internationally-known couple therapist with over 20 years of experience in private practice. A professor of clinical psychology at the City University of New York, where he teaches couple and family therapy, he is the founder and director of the Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Center for Work and Family, former [...]
Peter Fraenkel’s book offers an original and profoundly accessible way for people to think about their relationships. It is striking because what he points out is so intuitively obvious: time and rhythm are so deeply part of us, as underlying and organizing themes to our interactions, we don’t even notice them. By calling them to our attention we do notice and so can make use of them constructively. The book is alive with insights and examples that enable the readers to observe their relationships freshly, with easily applicable tools. For the professional, the book’s approach newly illuminates our knowledge. I found it very helpful to recast many techniques and insights into the language of time offered here. Its sensible deconstruction of the Time Myths and the Relationship Rhythms Analysis are both especially liberating and useful.
All couples struggle with the rhythms of family, business and personal priorities. So your relationship had better be in sync. Peter Frankel sheds unique light on the key challenges couples face, and addresses them in a way that is extremely consumable, and most importantly, actionable.
Most things in life come and go, but time only goes. Often the love goes with it. In this remarkably creative new look at relationships, Peter Fraenkel helps us see how our invisible relationship to time shapes our lives and our intimate connections with others. Then he gently and compassionately guides couples away from the despair of core differences and into an appreciative dance of complimentary personalities. I heartily recommend this book for any couple that wants to get ‘that swing’ back into their marriage.
Peter Fraenkel analyses, with immaculate timing and much humour, common dysfunctional couple 'arrhythmias', and he provides many solutions to stuck 'dance routines' as well as terrific tips on how partners can jazz up their relationship. Unique and most refreshing!
Whether you play in a band, do corporate work, are an air traffic controller or are part of a comedy troupe, timing and team work are essential. Peter Fraenkel's new book deftly shows how couples will thrive once they start playing the same tune.
Peter Fraenkel has written an outstanding guide for couples and families who want to take charge of the time crunch and transform their lives for the better. In a highly readable and often humorous style, Sync Your Relationship gathers the evidence for why we need to take back our time, and then he shows us how to do it. If you want to build a happy, healthy relationship, read this book!
Some say ‘sex,’ some say ‘money,’ but Peter Fraenkel says ‘time.’ In this brilliant book, Peter Fraenkel, master clinician, teacher and researcher, illuminates how couples construct and manage time—the ‘hidden dimension’ in couple’s lives. This book will help couples and therapists understand the critical but seldom acknowledged role that time plays in couple conflicts, alienation and loss of intimacy. Even more importantly, Fraenkel presents the guidelines he has evolved over years of practice and reflection to help couples learn to manage time more effectively—to get in synch with each other. The goal of ‘flow’ and the road to get there are the great contributions of this wonderful book.
Couples that play together stay together, but only if they play in harmony. With great warmth, wit and wisdom, Peter Fraenkel shows how to reboot our relationships by re-syncing our personal metronomes. If you are part of a couple, happy or unhappy, you need to read this book. It will rock your marriage - in a good way!
Peter Fraenkel puts forth some of the most pertinent and useful ideas about the time famine that afflicts couples today. You must take the time, read this timely book and find out how you can redeem your relationship from the time crunch. Peter Fraenkel is an inspiring writer and an inspired therapist. You are sure to enjoy your time with him.
Time has been called the "new currency" in today's world with too much to do and not enough time to do it. Yet each of us manages these pressures in different ways. In a fascinating new book, Peter Fraenkel shows us how our approaches to time and the rhythms of our lives spill over into our couple relationships. Even more importantly, he offers practical suggestions for improving.
Peter Fraenkel helps us understand that our internal pace and couple rhythm are hidden under virtually all issues, and he uncovers the mystery of time in ways that will amaze and engage all readers.
Couples today are time starved and out of sync. Peter Fraenkel has devised a powerful set of tools to help couples take on the challenges of time pressure, overstuffed work schedules, and contemporary life's frenetic pace, so that partners can reconnect, revitalize, and preserve their relationship.