Linda has worked in the field
of mental health for over thirty years. She has specialized in marriage
and family work and has a background in crisis intervention training. She
is currently in private practice and provides consultation for
professional therapy organizations in the area of relationship skills. The
Tallahassee Association of Marriage and Family Therapists presented her
with the Distinguished Contributions to Knowledge & Practice of
Marriage and Family Therapy Award on December 4, 2000. She has published
numerous articles, co-authored The New Marriage with husband, Robert.
She has been named an outstanding graduate of Florida State
University and appears in Who's Who Among Women in America.
Linda and her husband believe that it is very important to have "lived the questions" about how to make a relationship work and they share many of their personal experiences in their book The New Marriage: Transcending the Happily-Ever-After Myth, They have three sons, Bobby, Blake, and Brett, and four grandchildren, Merritt, Drew, Bobby, and Samantha. Linda Miles resides in Florida.
THE NEW MARRIAGE Vision"We are alarmed about the current phenomena (and popularity) of what we call "abusive therapy" and advice methods in the media. Beating up on people verbally while giving advice during therapy can be especially dangerous with couples who have domestic abuse issues. Why berate someone who is already down and having life skill difficulties? This model can give an abuser justification for verbal abuse or even fuel potential violence.
Our goal is to nurture a movement in this country of providing therapy based on telling the truth with love. This is why we wrote The New Marriage, which provides inspiring, real-life examples of how couples can heal their wounds and strengthen their marital ties by looking at their problems with compassion. Only by examining our relationships 'with soft eyes,' do we evolve as individuals-and better partners."
Linda D. Miles, Ph.D. & Robert Miles, M.D.
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