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    The Power of Discord: Why the Ups and Downs of Relationships Are the Secret to Building Intimacy, Resilience, and Trust
  • Author:
    Ed Tronick PhD, Claudia M. Gold MD
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    June 2, 2020
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    288 pages
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Download The Power of Discord, pdf, epub free. This "profoundly wise" look at how to foster connections, attachment, and resiliency explains why working through discord is the key to better relationships. (Sue Johnson, bestselling author of Hold Me Tight)

You might think that perfect harmony is the defining characteristic of healthy relationships, but the truth is that human interactions are messy, complicated, and confusing. And according to renowned psychologist Ed Tronick and pediatrician Claudia Gold, that is not only okay, it is actually crucial to our social and emotional development. In The Power of Discord they show how working through the inevitable dissonance of human connection is the path to better relationships with romantic partners, family, friends, and colleagues.

Dr. Tronick was one of the first researchers to show that babies are profoundly affected by their parents' emotions and behavior via "The Still-Face Experiment." His work, which brought about a foundational shift in our understanding of human development, shows that our highly evolved sense of self makes us separate, yet our survival depends on connection. And so we approximate, iteratively learning about one another's desires and intentions, and gaining confidence in the process as we correct the mistakes and misunderstandings that arise.

Working through the volley of mismatch and repair in everyday life helps us form deep, lasting, trusting relationships, resilience in times of stress and trauma, and a solid sense of self in the world. Drawing on Dr. Tronick's research and Dr. Gold's clinical experience, The Power of Discord is a refreshing and original look at our ability to relate to others and to ourselves.


1. Repair as Food for the Soul
2. Aiming for Good Enough
3. Feeling Safe to Make a Mess
4. Stopping the Blame Game
5. Resilience Reconsidered
6. Games We Play: Learning to Belong
7. Technology and the Still-Face Paradigm
8. When Meaning Goes Awry
9. Healing in a Mosaic of Moments over Time
10. Finding Hope in Uncertainty
11. Through Discord to Connection and Belonging

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