The Relationship Protocol

How to Talk, Defuse and Build Healthier Relationships

Non-Fiction - Relationships
350 Pages
Reviewed on 05/23/2015
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Author Biography

Debra M. Roberts, LCSW, is the author of "The Relationship Protocol". She is a licensed certified social worker in private practice in New York. She received her master’s degree in social work from Virginia Commonwealth University. Debra is a relationship expert who has been in private practice for more than twenty years. Debra’s communication model grew out of her extensive experience working with struggling relationships. This is her first book in a planned series.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite

The Relationship Protocol: How to Talk, Defuse and Build Healthier Relationships by Debra M. Roberts is a self-help book about how to communicate in relationships that might not be as good as they were, or as good as they could be. It can be a friendship, a love relationship, a work relationship - all are covered in this protocol. The chapters take you through the relationship protocol and its steps in a logical way and illustrate how the RP works by using real life examples.

The Relationship Protocol: How to Talk, Defuse and Build Healthier Relationships by Debra M. Roberts is one of those rare self-help books that combines a good layout with good content. Far too often you only get one of both. You know all those pretty books with worthless content? This is not one of them. I was surprised to see that some things I have recently done with a challenging person in my life are actually the right steps. I was using the relationship protocol without really knowing about it, and I was wondering what I was doing right - because over the last few weeks things did improve a lot. And that was with me only using the steps of the protocol. Now that I have read the book, I gained an even better insight into how relationships work, and how you need to communicate if you truly want to be closer to the people you care about. I would definitely recommend this book to people who have some challenging relationships in their lives, and who would honestly want to work on making them better.